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  • Senior centers not 'just for old people'

    Senior centers not 'just for old people'
    There is a recent catch phrase that goes, "60 is the new 40," and a lot of seniors are buying into it. There's a good reason for that. They don't feel like they are 60 years old. Many are still working and have no immediate plans to quit, have active...
  • Rashi Fein dies at 88; economist considered a father of Medicare

    Rashi Fein dies at 88; economist considered a father of Medicare
    Rashi Fein, a Harvard economist considered one of the fathers of Medicare, who threw his intellectual and moral weight behind full, affordable healthcare for nearly seven decades, stretching from the Truman administration to the Obama presidency, died...
  • Obamacare enrollment falls slightly to 7.3 million in August

    Enrollment in health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act dropped slightly through this year, falling from about 8 million this spring to 7.3 million in mid-August, the Obama administration announced Thursday. The tally represents the first...
  • Storms, liberals, and black males: Letters

    Preparing for storms? I have read Beth Kassab's column, "Remembering Charley, the storm that changed us," in Tuesday's Sentinel, and also the editorial on Wednesday "Remember Charley: Be ready for storm season." In 2004, my husband and I thought we...
  • Jill Sumfest: Special Needs Plans offer help for seniors with diabetes

    We often hear health care discussed in terms of big numbers — millions and billions. Take diabetes, for example. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 26 million Americans have diabetes and its treatment and impact...
  • Rating system an imperfect, but helpful, tool [Commentary]

    Rating system an imperfect, but helpful, tool [Commentary]
    There is a growing demand for quality post-acute care in less expensive settings as a result of the increase in the number of aging Americans. Choosing the right center during a difficult time can be overwhelming and intimidating — I know from...
  • Doctor pleads guilty to Medicare fraud, illegal prescriptions

    Doctor pleads guilty to Medicare fraud, illegal prescriptions
    A suspended physician pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of fraudulently billing Medicare and prescribing drugs to patients he never examined. Sathish Narayanappa Babu of Bolingbrook entered the plea before Judge John J. Tharp, Jr. in federal court,...
  • Medicine upside down: When hospital rates are charged at the doctor's office

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday, Sept. 4: One of the chief arguments for making health insurance, and therefore health care, accessible to more Americans is so that routine treatment can be obtained in the...
  • Already negative governor's race will soon get worse — much worse

    Already negative governor's race will soon get worse — much worse
    The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor are using every wart, blemish and wrinkle — real or imagined — to paint a picture of the other guy that's so unflattering even his mother might think twice about voting for him. Propelled...
  • Obtaining health coverage when retiring outside U.S.

    Q: What advice on health insurance can you give to people planning to retire in India? Can we purchase an international health insurance policy for medical services there? — R.G. A: The best options for retiree coverage vary greatly depending on...
  • 'Hands off my Medicare' won't close shortfall: Editorial

    'Hands off my Medicare' won't close shortfall: Editorial
    When Paul Ryan, the 2012 Republican nominee for vice president, toured Florida recently to promote his new book, he wasn't just greeted by fans. Protesters summoned by the Democratic Party and allied groups showed up to accuse the House budget chief of...