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  • Key to charts

    Key to charts
    All plans with a drug benefit will offer what's called "catastrophic coverage" after you have paid $4,700 out of pocket in 2015, or you and your plan together have paid $6,680. You then will pay $2.65 or 5 percent for generic drugs, whichever is greater....
  • What's new this year?

    What's new this year?
    You'll enter the "doughnut hole," or the coverage gap during which you must pay a higher percentage of your drug costs, later – unlike the current plan year, when you came up against the gap sooner than in 2013. You hit the gap in 2014 plans when...
  • Choices and challenges

    Choices and challenges
    Senior and disabled Floridians shopping for privately run Medicare health care and prescription coverage probably won't find many big changes between this year and 2015. But there are some subtle differences – some which will benefit consumers....
  • Pamela Yip: Medicare open enrollment is upon us

    If you're on Medicare and are thinking about making changes to your health plan, the clock is ticking. Open enrollment for Medicare runs until Dec. 7. Any changes will take effect in January. "Open enrollment is the best time to make sure your health...
  • 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...
  • Malpractice laws that favor doctors fail to cut health costs: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For decades, it's been the conventional wisdom that U.S. healthcare costs are high because doctors order expensive tests to protect themselves from malpractice lawsuits, but new evidence says that assumption is wrong. The...
  • 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...
  • Schneider, Dold trade jabs on Medicare

    Schneider, Dold trade jabs on Medicare
    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...
  • Scott must accept blame in Columbia/HCA fraud

    When it comes to Gov. Rick Scott, this voter has had a difficult time getting past the Columbia/HCA Medicare fraud issue since his first run in 2010. The recent ads from Gov. Scott's campaign attempting to pin the Rothstein Ponzi scheme on former Gov....
  • Medicare 'donut hole' negates Part D prescription benefits

    I read Guillermo Martinez's column on the price of medications. I'm taking a product called Micardis. The generic name is Telmisartan 80 mg. I just picked up my 30-day supply and paid $84.05. Prior to entering the donut hole, I was paying $15 to $45...