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  • Tips: Safety for seniors starts at home, continues in the community

    With nearly 50 million citizens age 65 and older living in the United States and Canada, seniors represent one of the fastest growing population segments, but also a demographic commonly targeted for crime. As the senior population continues to increase...
  • US budget deficit running 6.2 percent higher than last year through first 4 months

    The federal government ran a bigger deficit in January, pushing the imbalance so far this budget year up 6.2 percent from the same period a year ago. The Treasury Department said Wednesday the deficit for January stood at $17.5 billion compared to $10....
  • All-inclusive programs aim to keep seniors out of nursing homes

    All-inclusive programs aim to keep seniors out of nursing homes
    Want to stay in your own home as you age? More seniors will have that chance through a little-known program that's expanding in South Florida. The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE, uses Medicare and Medicaid dollarsfor services and...
  • Rite Aid buys pharmacy benefit manager EnvisionRx for $2 billion

    Rite Aid's $2-billion acquisition of a pharmacy benefits manager steers the drugstore chain toward a potentially lucrative focus for healthcare companies: finding ways to tame customer costs. The nation's third-largest drugstore chain is buying...
  • Drugstore chain Rite Aid spends $2B on acquisition, push into pharmacy benefit management

    Rite Aid's $2 billion acquisition of a pharmacy benefits manager steers the drugstore chain toward a potentially lucrative focus for health care companies: Finding ways to tame customer costs. The nation's third-largest drugstore chain is buying...
  • Ask Mr. Dad: Economic recovery? Not around here

    Dear Mr. Dad: I lost my job more than a year ago and have been unable to find another. My wife works part time, but doesn't bring in nearly enough to cover our expenses. We have no health insurance, burned through the little savings we had trying to...
  • Gov. Wolf's administration begins unwinding Corbett-era changes to Medicaid benefits

    Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said Monday it is taking steps to simplify the benefits packages for more than 1 million adult Medicaid recipients and undo what advocates for the poor had called a severe cutback for some adults under a plan advocated by...
  • Change the trajectory of Alzheimer's or bankrupt Medicare

    This is the price tag: $20.8 trillion. Because there is currently no way to stop or slow Alzheimer's, that's what we will all pay over the next generation to care for people with Alzheimer's unless policymakers change the disease's trajectory by...
  • Social Security Q&A: Checking on Medicare benefits application

    Q: I applied for Medicare benefits last week. How can I check the status of my application? A: Checking the status of your application is easy. If you applied for benefits, you can check the status at our secure website, secure.ssa.gov/apps6z/IAPS/...
  • The Doctor Is Out: Insurers Controlling Health Care

    The Doctor Is Out: Insurers Controlling Health Care
    Several months ago, I bumped into a longtime patient of mine at the delicatessen counter of my local supermarket. He said, "Well doc, I guess you won't be our doctor anymore." This caught me off guard — I had taken care of him and his wife for...
  • CareFirst's surprise birthday gift

    CareFirst's surprise birthday gift
    I got an unexpected present after turning 70 in December — a 35 percent premium increase on my Medigap insurance from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. The notice came with no explanation, and I can understand why. I'm on Medicare and I have no...