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  • New 'dual-eligible' Medicare, Medicaid program gaining ground

    New 'dual-eligible' Medicare, Medicaid program gaining ground
    More than 38,000 "dual-eligibles" in Virginia — people who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare — have signed up for Virginia's pilot program, Commonwealth Coordinated Care, since its launch in March, according to the Department of Medical...
  • Social Security: broken, but not broke

    Just in time for the 79th anniversary of Social Security, the trustees of the plan released "The 2014 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds," with the current and...
  • Diabetic supply company hiring for about 250 new jobs

    Boca Raton-based Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies will move to larger offices and grow from 550 to 800 local employees, the company announced Thursday. Med-Care, one of the largest diabetic supply companies in the nation, is seeking customer service...
  • Know risks of buying in-laws' home

    Dear Liz: My in-laws just informed us that they have gone through their retirement fund and soon won't be able to pay their mortgage. They borrowed against the house they've lived in for 30 years and currently owe $325,000. They are devastated, so I am...
  • An O.C. couple do the math: Same drug is far cheaper in Canada

    An O.C. couple do the math: Same drug is far cheaper in Canada
    Bent and Henni Christensen consider themselves patriotic Americans and strong supporters of Medicare. Nevertheless, the Huntington Beach couple buy most of their prescription drugs from an online Canadian pharmacy at prices much lower than in the United...
  • Courtney updates seniors on status of Medicare

    Congressman Joe Courtney (D-2) told seniors at the Griswold Senior Center that Medicare's solvency will allow it to continue improving the health of senior citizens through 2030. Courtney's Aug. 8 visit to the center focused on the newly-released report...
  • Use simple steps to reduce health care costs in retirement

    Q: I saw the report that 65-year-old couples will need more than $200,000 for health care costs during retirement. Why is the amount so steep, and what can I do to lower these costs? A: Fidelity's annual retiree health care cost estimate found that...
  • More health systems trying cost-savings Medicare payment bundle

    More health systems trying cost-savings Medicare payment bundle
    Modern Healthcare reports surge in Medicare bundled payment providers. Read more at http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20140731/NEWS/307319832&utm_source=AltURL&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mostreq?AllowView=...
  • What's wrong with the new conservative answer to Obamacare

    What's wrong with the new conservative answer to Obamacare
    The best sign that conservatives have finally given up their childish campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act is that they've been cooking up proposals to keep some of the ACA's most important provisions in place, without fully abandoning Republican...
  • Hopes for savings with McAuliffe Medicaid mental health proposal

    Hopes for savings with McAuliffe Medicaid mental health proposal
    One of the key things state officials will be watching, if they get a federal OK to add roughly 20,000 people with serious mental illnesses to the Medicaid rolls, is whether covering relatively inexpensive primary care doctors' services and mental...
  • Nation's healthcare changes may rein in costs in long run, report says

    Nation's healthcare changes may rein in costs in long run, report says
    National healthcare spending will continue to rise in coming years, but at a slower rate than in the previous two decades, according to a government analysis of the nation’s $3-trillion healthcare tab. The report released Wednesday suggests that...