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  • GOP Senate candidate Ed Gillespie calls for increase to home health care rates

    GOP Senate candidate Ed Gillespie calls for increase to home health care rates
    Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie knows he doesn't like Obamacare, but he said Friday he's not quite ready to outline an alternative. After telling a group of home health care agency owners and employees that he would try to roll back cuts in...
  • Hiring a nanny? Take care of the taxes

    Paying the wages of a nanny or baby sitter is expensive on its own. But if you're hiring a nanny for the first time, be sure not to forget another important expense: taxes. In the eyes of Uncle Sam, you may owe taxes on wages you pay your caregiver or...
  • Your medical record is worth more to hackers than your credit card

    Your medical record is worth more to hackers than your credit card
    Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market. Last month, the FBI warned healthcare providers to guard against cyber attacks after one of the largest U.S. hospital operators, Community Health Systems...
  • A new look at why surgical rates vary

    WASHINGTON Several years ago, a California study showed that a half-dozen elective surgeries were being performed far more often in Humboldt County than they were in the rest of the state. The procedures included hip and knee replacements,...
  • First look at 2015 Medicare plans

    First look at 2015 Medicare plans
    South Florida seniors can't start shopping for managed care and stand-alone drug plans until next month, but Medicare has released a sneak peek of what will be available in 2015. The new data, which the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...
  • Antipsychotic Use Drops In State Nursing Homes, New Data Show

    Connecticut still ranks high among states in the use of antipsychotic drugs for elderly nursing home residents, but its rate of use has dropped 21.6 percent since 2011 – more than the national average -- new government data show. The data, released...
  • Ask Kim: How do I switch Medicare Advantage plans?

    I would like to change to a different Medicare Advantage plan. Do I have to wait until open enrollment? If you switch to a plan with a five-star quality rating, you don't have to wait until Medicare open enrollment (which runs from October 15 to December...
  • You may be your retirement fund's worst enemy

     You may be your retirement fund's worst enemy
    Ask just about anyone near retirement age if they think they will have plenty of money to last through retirement and you're likely to see their insecurity. A new study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College shows they aren't being...
  • Maine governor LePage, Democratic challenger in spat over debates

    PORTLAND Maine (Reuters) - The Democrat trying to unseat Maine's famously confrontational governor, Republican Paul LePage, criticized him on Tuesday for threatening to call off all their debates ahead of the November election. Tension has been...
  • Price of ride may rise on Broward buses

    Price of ride may rise on Broward buses
    Broward County is poised to raise bus fares — a controversial move that could lead to lower bus ridership just when the county has made a priority of increasing it. The County Commmission debated a two-year set of fare increases for more than an...
  • Rashi Fein dies at 88; economist considered a father of Medicare

    Rashi Fein dies at 88; economist considered a father of Medicare
    Rashi Fein, a Harvard economist considered one of the fathers of Medicare, who threw his intellectual and moral weight behind full, affordable healthcare for nearly seven decades, stretching from the Truman administration to the Obama presidency, died...