Medicare


Grassley Demands Scrutiny of Medicare Advantage Plans

Sen. Chuck Grassley wants federal health officials to tighten scrutiny of private Medicare Advantage health plans amid ongoing concern that insurers overbill the government by billions of dollars every year.…

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Medicare Info Session in Boro Park Next Week

Councilman David Greenfield is partnering with the Medicare Rights Center and the Boro Park JCC to host a Medicare information session this Monday for all local seniors who have questions…

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Obamacare’s Sunk: Time for a New Ship

Back in 2010, Obamacare was like the Titanic heading off on her maiden voyage. Critics warned people not to hop aboard, that disaster was inevitable. But the president, his allies…

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The Price of EpiPen

When Mylan raised the price of its EpiPen, a device used to provide emergency epinephrine to stop potentially fatal allergic reactions, by $100, it was something of a mystery. No…

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Bad News for Fixed-Income Elderly

Everyone knows that cola isn’t particularly good for you. COLA, though, the Cost of Living Adjustment that the Social Security system has made for 38 of the past 40 years,…

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Medicare Cuts $23M from Nearly Every Hospital in NJ

The federal government has penalized nearly every hospital in New Jersey because too many Medicare patients had to be readmitted within a month of their discharge, the highest percentage of…

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A Challenge and Opportunity

Medicare, the federal program that offers insurance to 55 million elderly and disabled Americans, released a new set of rules last Wednesday that included reimbursement to doctors for conversations with…

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Where Your Tax Dollars Go

It’s a question that naturally springs to mind when tax season rolls around: Where are all those tax dollars being spent? In total, Washington will spend $12,304 per citizen. Unfortunately,…

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Fewer Hospital Mistakes Mean 50,000 Lives Saved

Improved patient safety and fewer mistakes at U.S. hospitals saved the lives of roughly 50,000 people from 2011 to 2013, the Obama administration reported Tuesday. Incidents of hospital-induced harm —…

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