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  • No looking backward [Commentary]

    Americans should not be deterred from working to improve our health care system despite difficulties with implementing the websites of the health insurance exchanges as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Our resolve for improved health care should...
  • Long-term care: Why your location really matters

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Location, location location: Not only is it key to the value of real estate, it's also a big driver of the cost of long-term care. A study of long-term care costs in the United States released this week shows that the cost of long-...
  • Robert J. Fisher: Ryan budget slashes safety net programs for needy

    Robert J. Fisher: Ryan budget slashes safety net programs for needy
    On a recent visit to an area book megastore, I was surprised, to say the least, to discover "The Giver" by Lois Lowry in the children's section. After all, it has only been a decade since I had required the students in my 11th grade advanced placement...
  • Retirement: the benefits of staying on the job

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Working a few years past full retirement age can make the difference between living in relative comfort during retirement and scrimping to pay the bills. Some employers are eager to hang on to employees with senior-level...
  • Learn about Medicare data, care at VA

    Learn about Medicare data, care at VA
    Two national stories grabbed the headlines this week: The release of 2012 Medicare data regarding physician reimbursements, and the revelation that there had been 23 deaths over 15 years at Veteran Affairs medical centers nationwide due to delayed...
  • Medical residencies key to new doctors in South Florida

    Medical residencies key to new doctors in South Florida
    A shortage of medical residency programs in South Florida is making it difficult to meet the region's need for more new doctors as the growing population ages. Residencies are required training for medical school graduates to become licensed and...
  • Same-sex couples can now apply for Medicare, Sebelius announced Thursday

    Same-sex couples can now apply for Medicare, Sebelius announced Thursday
     U.S. Health and Human Services issued a statement Thursday saying that thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year that deemed part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, same-sex couples who might have been ineligible can now apply for...
  • Medicare payments don't tell whole story [Letter]

    Medicare payments don't tell whole story [Letter]
    The Sun's story regarding Medicare payments to ophthalmologists is incomplete and does not report the fact that the treatment in question is effective in restoring vision ("Hundreds of millions paid by Medicare in Maryland," April 10). Maybe if Medicare...
  • Letters: Medicare's problems aren't doctors' fault

    Re "How Medicare pays MDs," Editorial, April 10 It's wrong to blame physicians for Medicare's fiscal woes. Doing away with fee-for-service as a way to "reward quality and efficiency" is unworkable. The federal government could never figure that out....
  • How would you change the tax system?: Letters

    How would you change the tax system?: Letters
    National sales tax Scrap the current system, which is unfair to a majority of the people, and go to a national sales-tax system. No tax on food, medical or housing for anyone. No payroll taxes. This would eliminate inheritance taxes, gas taxes,...
  • Now's the time to pay mind to Alzheimer's: Editorial

     Now's the time to pay mind to Alzheimer's: Editorial
    Every 67 seconds a doctor shares the dread news with someone in America: You have Alzheimer's disease. Nearly 500,000 people who've heard that diagnosis call Florida home. Worse, expect the ranks of Floridians afflicted with the irreversible brain...