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  • Not getting what we pay for

    In real life when you find yourself paying more and getting less, you usually search for another product or service. With the federal government, it isn't possible to take your business elsewhere unless you are prepared to give up your citizenship, as...
  • How to protect yourself from identity theft

    After the massive security breach at Target during the holidays, it's time to sit up and pay attention to the scourge of identity theft. There is no single way to protect your coveted identity, but there are plenty of best practices to employ to keep...
  • Insurer Cuts Medicare Plan Doctors — Patients Left In Lurch

    While most Americans have been focusing on the recent problems surrounding the rollout of the new healthcare.gov website, another health insurance story has been largely overlooked. Last month, just as Medicare's open enrollment period was set to begin,...
  • Letters: Obamacare or Medicare for all?

    Letters: Obamacare or Medicare for all?
    Re "Obamacare's dismal stats," Editorial, Nov. 14 With federally fabricated smoke and mirrors, and with the persistent use of unintended consequences as excuses, Obamacare is truly a sinking ship. No amount of spin can save it now. We must look to...
  • Long-term care is expensive, so know your options

    According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, almost 70 percent of individuals 65 and older will need some type of long-term care. Unfortunately, most families don't have sufficient assets or insurance to cover the cost of this care. The...
  • Medicare eligibility signals the end of middle age [Commentary]

    Medicare eligibility signals the end of middle age [Commentary]
    Today, I became old. The Federal government told me so. An official letter from the Social Security Administration announced my eligibility for Medicare. The envelope also contained a red, white and blue Medicare card. The patriotic color theme...
  • Scrap Obamacare for a single-payer system [Letter]

    Scrap Obamacare for a single-payer system [Letter]
    As Obamacare crumbles under the weight of its own complexity and dwindling popular support, Americans gain the opportunity to make genuine, systemic changes in health care funding, namely a single-payer program of Medicare-for-all. ("Md. weighs options...
  • O.C. ambulance company pays $3 million to settle fraud suit

    An Orange County ambulance company has paid $3.05 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that it billed Medicare and other federal healthcare programs to transport patients who didn’t need an ambulance, federal prosecutors said. The suit was filed...
  • 'Insurance' talk clouds future of Obamacare

     
    It will help clarify the discussion about Obamacare if we stop referring to it as health "insurance." Insurance, as traditionally defined, is a hedge against disaster. You ante into a risk pool in order to protect you and your family......
  • Ask Kim: How much will Medicare cost me in 2014?

    Q. How much will I pay in premiums for Medicare Part B in 2014? And is there still a high-income surcharge for Part B and Part D prescription-drug coverage? The monthly premium for Medicare Part B remains $104.90 for most people in 2014 -- the same as in...
  • Another misguided GOP attack on Obamacare

    Another misguided GOP attack on Obamacare
    Ever since the housing market collapse, nothing stokes the flames of public outrage quite like the phrase "government bailout." It's become the condemnation of choice for both parties when faced with a policy they don't like. Lately, conservatives have...