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  • Are our low birthrates and aging population threatening the economy?

    Are our low birthrates and aging population threatening the economy?
    The new demographic reality for the United States, Europe and many countries in Asia and Latin America is an aging population. Governments will face increasing financial pressure as the number of taxpayers shrinks and baby boomers retire. Many see a broad...
  • Ask Kim: How much will I pay in the doughnut hole in 2015?

    I read your column detailing what Medicare will cost in 2015 (kiplinger.com/article/retirement/T039-C001-S003-what-you-ll-pay-for-medicare-in-2015.html). But I didn't see a mention of the Medicare Part D doughnut hole. Isn't the gap in coverage...
  • Lehigh County commissioners not sold on Cedarbrook upgrades

    Lehigh County commissioners not sold on Cedarbrook upgrades
    Lehigh County Commissioner Vic Mazziotti said Wednesday that plans to attract higher-paying patients to subsidize a nursing home with a mission to serve the community's neediest put him in a philosophical bind. Those plans would upgrade a wing of Lehigh...
  • Stop helicopter-parenting the Postal Service

    Stop helicopter-parenting the Postal Service
    Congress is like a helicopter parent when it comes to the U.S. mail. It wants the Postal Service to operate independently, without federal funding, and yet it hovers overhead, dictating every move of the organization — rate increases, days of...
  • Grades, attitudes, and deserters: Letters

    Grades, attitudes, and deserters: Letters
    Zero respect for grades I was so glad to read that Orange County students can now do no work assignments, classwork or homework, and they will never get a grade lower than 50 points ("Orange kids' grades won't slip below 50," Orlando Sentinel,...
  • Omega's story speaks to rise of healthcare properties

    Omega's story speaks to rise of healthcare properties
    Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. faltered in the late 1990s after cuts to Medicare and Medicaid drained the business of clients. As federal budget cuts rippled through the system, Omega reeled. Founded in 1992, the Hunt Valley-based real estate investment...
  • City plans to stop paying for Medicare prescription drugs

    City plans to stop paying for Medicare prescription drugs
    Baltimore officials this week sent about 40,000 letters to city employees and retirees, telling them the city will no longer pay for prescription drugs under Medicare as of 2020. City officials are touting the move -- which they say is made possible...
  • Simply Healthcare leaving Broward, Palm Beach counties next year

    Simply Healthcare leaving Broward, Palm Beach counties next year
    Some seniors with Simply Healthcare Medicare Advantage plans will need to start shopping around for new medical coverage this month. The Coral Gables-based insurer, one of the few to offer special needs plans for elder or disabled South Floridians...
  • Letter: The advantages of advantage plans

    What is making Medicare Advantage increasingly popular for people with Medicare? With these plans, you get all the benefits of Original Medicare and more. For instance, some Medicare Advantage plans offer: - choice of a primary care physician in the...
  • Know your deadlines

    Know your deadlines
    Knowing your enrollment deadlines can keep you from getting stuck with a plan you don't want, shut out of coverage you do want until next fall, or even cost you a penalty. Some deadlines and dates: Fall open enrollment, through midnight, Dec. 7: You can...
  • Getting help

    Getting help
    You can compare plans in your area on Medicare's Plan Finder at medicare.gov. Or call 800-633-4227. Florida's Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE) volunteer counselors can give you unbiased guidance in browsing plans and can answer...