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  • Check out options, premium changes during Medicare open enrollment

    Q: I'm looking over my budget for next year. How much will Medicare premiums cost in 2015? A: Medicare Part B premiums will be $104.90 per month in 2015, which is the same as the 2014 premiums. The Part B deductible will also remain the same for 2015, at...
  • Former Hollywood Pavilion exec admits fraud, kickbacks

    Former Hollywood Pavilion exec admits fraud, kickbacks
    The former chief operating officer of the Hollywood Pavilion psychiatric hospital pleaded guilty Tuesday to his role in a $67 million health care fraud scheme, prosecutors said. Christopher Gabel, 61, of Davie, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy...
  • An ongoing fight

    The Republican resistance to Obamacare is not surprising. Remember some of the party's fervent fights against Social Security in the 1930s and Medicare in the 1960s? — Patricia C. Houle, West Chicago   Follow the Editorial Board on Twitter:...
  • Parties put governing behind winning political support

    Parties put governing behind winning political support
    We Americans are increasingly given to political escapism. Regardless of our place on the political spectrum — Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative — we prefer self-serving fictions to messy realities. We avoid unpopular choices...
  • Members in Blue Cross Affordable Care Act plans will see premiums rise

    Members enrolled in Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania's Affordable Care Act plans will see their premium rates rise by an average of 6.9 percent in 2015. Officials for the Wilkes-Barre-based insurer declined to specify how many members are covered...
  • Hundreds attend local ACA health enrollment events Saturday; get enrollment help Sunday

    Hundreds attend local ACA health enrollment events Saturday; get enrollment help Sunday
    On the first day of the second year of the Affordable Care Act's state insurance marketplaces, enrollment proceeded smoothly, according to local event organizers. At the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, Gaylene Kanoyton, head of the advocacy group...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...