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  • Capital BlueCross banned from enrolling new Medicare members

    Capital BlueCross banned from enrolling new Medicare members
    Federal authorities have banned Capital BlueCross from enrolling new customers into its Medicare plans, saying the health insurance company denied some seniors coverage for emergency services and access to prescription drugs, and overcharged about 3,000...
  • PUP Medicare Advantage customers to get special enrollment period

    PUP Medicare Advantage customers to get special enrollment period
    Thousands of Physicians United Plan clients in Central Florida whose health insurance plan was declared insolvent Monday will get a chance to switch to another Medicare Advantage plan. A state judge in Tallahassee had declared PUP insolvent and...
  • Medicare Denial By Rubber Stamp?

    If a federal class-action lawsuit filed recently by four Connecticut plaintiffs is to be believed, Medicare routinely denies any meaningful review of claims for home health care coverage during the first two levels of appeal. According to a story in...
  • Seizure of assets from Medicaid recipients becomes heated issue in California

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. California politicians and federal bureaucrats are scrambling to iron out an unexpected wrinkle in the nation's health care law that is forcing many Americans to choose between health coverage and depriving heirs of much of their...
  • 30-Year Enfield Senior Center Volunteer Honored For Service

    Trudy Dorous has been a volunteer at the Enfield Senior Center for more than 30 years. Dorous, 90, was honored at a statewide conference on June 5 by the Connecticut Coalition on Aging, the state Department on Aging and the North Central Area Agency...
  • Retirement healthcare costs: Not as scary, but still daunting

    By Mark Miller CHICAGO (Reuters) - The remarkable recent lull in retirement healthcare inflation isn't fading - not yet, at least. A 65-year-old couple retiring this year will need to have saved $220,000 to meet healthcare expenses during their...
  • Social Security adds to the deficit; stop saying I said otherwise

    In two recent online columns, The Times' Michael Hiltzik claimed that I, in testimony before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on May 10, 2011, supported his argument that Social Security "can't contribute to the federal deficit."  That assertion is...
  • Success, Obama, and Medicare: Letters

    Success starts at home In his Monday letter to the editor, Robert McKinlay overlooked the cost and benefits associated with the investment in vocational education and training mentioned in an earlier column by Jack Chambless. The real question is:...
  • Resold diabetes strips cause health concerns

    Resold diabetes strips cause health concerns
    On Charles Street, inside the Belvedere Galleria, a company run from a small office offers cash for people's leftover diabetes strips, the tiny tabs used to test glucose levels, which are crucial to managing the disease. An Internet search for "sell...
  • Best ways to pay while in Europe

    Dear Liz: My friend and I are widowed and really not money-wise. What is the best form of money to use in Europe, including Budapest, Vienna and various small towns? I've heard small-town merchants (and maybe even those in cities) don't take credit cards,...
  • Do people really overuse healthcare when it's free?

    Do people really overuse healthcare when it's free?
    Call it the "skin-in-the-game" argument: the notion that people will use medical care more sparingly -- and presumably more prudently -- if they have to pay a larger share of the costs out of their own pockets.  This is the idea behind health...