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  • Why you need long-term care insurance and tips on buying it

    Why you need long-term care insurance and tips on buying it
    Maria Mascone's mom had dementia, and she spent her final six years in an assisted living facility. The cost of the facility ran about $3,000 a month. Mascone says her dad left behind a sizable nest egg, and eventually the sale of her parents' home...
  • Blumenthal, DeLauro Introduce Medicare Advantage Bill

    New legislation submitted by two Connecticut members of Congress would require health insurers to finalize their physician networks for Medicare Advantage plans 60 days before the autumn enrollment begins. The goal of the Medicare Advantage Participant...
  • Healthcare debate lacks factual arguments against Obamacare

    Healthcare debate lacks factual arguments against Obamacare
    Americans have always been a politically contentious lot. But one topic seems to produce more pure vitriol than any other: the Affordable Care Act. I posted an item on my Times blog, the Economy Hub, citing new statistics indicating that the act has...
  • Rauner used strategy now under IRS scrutiny to slash income taxes

    Rauner used strategy now under IRS scrutiny to slash income taxes
    IRS data show Bruce Rauner to be one of the 11,000 richest tax filers in the nation, but most of the millions he made in recent years was taxed at 15 percent — less than half the top federal rate for the wealthy, a review of tax documents released...
  • 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...
  • $15,000 for a knee-icing machine?

    To the editor: David Lazarus' column on a knee-surgery patient's bill of more than $15,000 for a cooling machine that he didn't have to pay for after a prior operation casts a much-needed light into the darkness of health insurance companies. ("Same...
  • Gansler was no ally to seniors [Letter]

    Gansler was no ally to seniors [Letter]
    In a recent letter, Joan Anderson expressed her concerns that Attorney General Douglas Gansler and his running mate would had been more understanding of senior issues than any other team running for governor ("Who is the candidate for seniors?" July 5)....
  • Explore all options to pay for your parents' care

    Your parents fed you, clothed you and forgave you when you wrecked the car, so lending them a helping hand in their final years seems like the least you can do. But you also have your own retirement security to worry about--and maybe college bills for...
  • Saint Mary's Hospital To Be Acquired By Tenet Healthcare

    Saint Mary's Hospital To Be Acquired By Tenet Healthcare
    A Texas-based hospital chain that is buying four Connecticut hospitals said in a surprise announcement Tuesday it will add a fifth to its roster: Saint Mary's in Waterbury. Connecticut's legislature this year passed a bill allowing for-profit hospitals...
  • Senior briefs

    Annapolis Center These activities are being offered through the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Information: 410-222-1818. Oldies The Red Right Return band will play rock 'n' roll music from the 1960s and '70s at 12:30 p.m....
  • Illinois hospitals facing Medicare penalties over infection rates

    Illinois hospitals facing Medicare penalties over infection rates
    At least six Illinois hospitals are at risk of having their Medicare payments docked this fall, the government's toughest effort yet to crack down on unnecessary infections and other patient injuries, federal records show. Included on that list is...