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  • New prostate cancer test under consideration by Medicare; public comment period open

    New prostate cancer test under consideration by Medicare; public comment period open
    Each year, almost 250,000 men in the U.S. are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Currently, the standard test is a PSA blood test (prostate specific antigen). There is a new genetic test that's under consideration for Medicare coverage; the public comment...
  • Dold, Schneider debate 10th District issues

    Dold, Schneider debate 10th District issues
    A debate Saturday between the rivals in the north suburban 10th Congressional District — Rep. Brad Schneider, the first-term Democrat, and GOP challenger Bob Dold — grew tense on the topic of Medicare. Dold assailed Schneider as a partisan...
  • Costly, nasty battle rages in San Diego race for Congress

    Costly, nasty battle rages in San Diego race for Congress
    In its third editorial endorsing Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio over Democratic incumbent Scott Peters, the U-T San Diego newspaper had one description of DeMaio that not even his many critics could dispute: "One of a kind." DeMaio's...
  • Review your options again this Medicare Open Enrollment season

    Falling leaves and pumpkins are signs of autumn -- along with Medicare open enrollment. As your list of seasonal chores grows, you may be tempted to stick with your current Medicare Advantage or Part D prescription-drug plan. But that plan may no longer...
  • First five-star Medicare plan comes to Broward, Palm Beach counties

    First five-star Medicare plan comes to Broward, Palm Beach counties
    Seniors who start shopping for private Medicare coverage on Oct. 15 will find five-star plans finally have arrived. Five plans offered for 2015 by Doral-based CarePlus Health Plans Inc. have earned the top ranking from Medicare officials. It's the...
  • Chicago Tribune endorsements for Congress

    Chicago Tribune endorsements for Congress
    It's no secret that our 2012 endorsement in the 8th Congressional District was in part a vote of "no confidence" in the bellicose freshman incumbent, Republican Joe Walsh. On key issues such as the need to cut spending or reform Medicare and Social...
  • Peace, Bianchi, and gay pride: Letters

    Speak up for peace It is encouraging to note that a few Islamic-faith leaders spoke up against the activities of ISIS. The majority of people in every faith tradition want to live in peace and harmony, regardless of the religious differences. But,...
  • Shop serves mastectomy patients

    For 18 years, two women have been in the business of helping other women after arguably one of the more traumatic experiences related to breast cancer — mastectomies. Beth Agami and Goldie Cole, co-owners of A Fitting Experience, started the...
  • How to judge Medicare plans

    How to judge Medicare plans
    While much of the nation is preoccupied with Obamacare and picking new health insurance at work, older Americans have deadlines of their own coming up — involving Medicare. We're just a few days away from the two-month period when the nation's...
  • Two Valley nursing homes part of $38 million fraud settlement

    Two Valley nursing homes part of $38 million fraud settlement
    Two local nursing homes are accused of subjecting patients to "medically unnecessary" and unreasonable rehabilitation services in order to boost Medicare reimbursements as part of a $38 million False Claims Act settlement announced Friday by the U.S....
  • Florida governor's slugfest kicks up old piles of dirt

    TALLAHASSEE — Maybe there's an ethics equation out there somewhere that proves the degree of stink one attracts is a function of time and distance. That is, the longer the amount of time since the shady behavior and the degree of insulation...