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  • 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...
  • What to consider when shopping for pre-Medicare health coverage

    Pre-Medicare retirees need to lock in new individual health insurance under the Affordable Care Act by Dec. 15 for coverage starting at the beginning of the year, but rushing into a new plan could be costly, experts say. The full open-enrollment period...
  • Abe Ribicoff: A Connecticut Original

    I first met then-Gov. Abraham Ribicoff in the summer of 1958 when he was running for re-election and I, a 26-year-old, was working for John Bailey, the Democratic state chairman. To say I "met" Ribicoff is a considerable exaggeration. Bailey told me...
  • Dental coverage should be integral part of Medicare

    Dental coverage should be integral part of Medicare
    Why is dental health not considered a health issue as far as Medicare is concerned? Other than strictly cosmetic procedures, the health of one's mouth is as important to one's overall health as any other disease. Many seniors are letting their teeth and...
  • 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...
  • Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

    Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses
    ANDREW FINKELSTEIN has recently been appointed vice president of compliance and Medicare compliance officer at Health Partners Plans in Philadelphia. Finkelstein, a Lehigh County resident, will be responsible for the development, management and...
  • Harris questions NIH grant to Gruber

    Harris questions NIH grant to Gruber
    Maryland Rep. Andy Harris on Wednesday questioned a National Institutes of Health grant awarded to MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, an administration health care consultant who has come under fire for recent comments about the "stupidity of the American...
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • 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...