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Medicare

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  • Conoce las fechas límite

    Conoce las fechas límite
    Conocer las fechas límite para inscribirse en los planes puede evitar que te tengas que quedarte con un plan que no quieres, quedarte sin la cobertura que quieres hasta el otoño entrante, o costarte una penalidad. A continuación algunas fechas límite y...
  • For Republicans, election victory won't end struggles

    In the battle for control of the Senate, Republicans have built their campaigns on a promise to block President Obama's policies and ease Washington's gridlock. But accomplishing that may prove tougher than winning next week's election. A GOP Congress...
  • Obama's last chance to save his legacy

    Obama's last chance to save his legacy
    The mutiny started in West Virginia, and within four hours, Republicans had seized control of the U.S. Senate from President Barack Obama's Democratic Party. Ouch. Watching a national referendum on, well, himself unfold Tuesday night, Barack Obama saw...
  • Kerrey and Danforth: Don't wait another 20 years to fix Social Security

    A lot can happen in 20 years. And yet sometimes you look back and find that for all the apparent change, you are not very far from where you started. We have had that feeling lately as we look back on the work we did as co-chairs of the 1994...
  • Flu shots available at Peninsula Health District without appointment

    Flu shots available at Peninsula Health District without appointment
    The Peninsula Health District is offering the seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine on a walk-in basis as of Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m., 416 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News. No appointment is needed. The cost of the...
  • The GOP sucked up to the middle class -- but will it deliver?

    Will Saletan at Slate puts his finger on a fascinating development in the 2014 election: A slew of Republican Senate and House candidates ran on Democratic themes. These included poverty relief, black unemployment, equal pay for women, dismal middle-class...
  • Six ways the GOP can jump-start Washington

    Six ways the GOP can jump-start Washington
    Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to his consternation, he caught it, Republicans know what to do with what they have caught. Having completed their capture of control of the legislative branch, they should start with the following six measures...
  • $119 for 30 trash bags? Sure smells like a scam

    Some phone scams sound believable. The calls to David Smullen of Bethlehem sounded like garbage from the start. He said he and his wife got three phone calls last month telling them they had ordered 30 trash bags over the phone in December 2011 and...
  • Raise Medicare's eligibility age? Front Burner

    Raise Medicare's eligibility age? Front Burner
    Next to Social Security, there might be no more-popular federal program than Medicare. It provides health care to some 54 million Americans, including more than 3.5 million Floridians, who are 65 and over or have permanent disabilities. But Medicare...
  • Program must change with longevity, demographics: Front Burner

    Program must change with longevity, demographics: Front Burner
    Medicare's age of eligibility — 65 years — is outdated. It is not even rooted in the 1960s, when Medicare was created, but in the 1930s, when Social Security was enacted and initially fixed the normal retirement age at 65. That's why a...
  • Making seniors wait would add to medical costs for all: Front Burner

    Making seniors wait would add to medical costs for all: Front Burner
    Medicare taxes are too low to pay for an average senior's benefits. As a result of this and the aging of the population, the Medicare system has an unfunded liability in the trillions of dollars. Gradually raising the Medicare eligibility age to 67...