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  • Letter: Legislation is a key Alzheimer's step

    Kudos to Rep. Adam Schiff for recently co-sponsoring the HOPE for Alzheimer's Act (Health Outcomes, Planning and Education). Congressional passage of this bill would ensure that Medicare beneficiaries newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and their families would receive comprehensive care planning on treatments, services and supports. Such planning will help improve health outcomes and quality of life for individuals, their families and caregivers.
  • Congress' familiar path: short-term solutions

    Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers. When senators left town early Saturday after approving a brief extension of the nation's highway and transit aid, they were following a well-worn path. If a program is about...

    Covering the Bases: Switch drug plan to receive state subsidy funds

    I enrolled in a Medicare Part D drug plan. I also enrolled in the State of Maryland subsidy, Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program. The subsidy pays my Part D drug plan's monthly premium. However, my particular Part D drug plan does not accept the...

    Congressman seeks answers on Cuban crime rings

    Congressman seeks answers on Cuban crime rings
    Cuban criminals are exploiting America's generosity and must be brought to justice, a South Florida congressman told the new U.S. attorney general. In a letter to Loretta Lynch, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch said a U.S. law meant to help Cubans fleeing communism...

    Mississippi hospital whistleblower gets $3.5M in settlement

    A former employee of a Mississippi hospital is getting almost $3.5 million as part of a string of settlements where 18 hospitals in seven states have agreed to pay $20.4 million over allegations they broke federal law by receiving Medicare...