Tag: medicare

Medicare’s “Extra Help” program helps people with limited income pay for their prescription medications

| November 24, 2014

Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some health care and prescription drug costs. Drug costs in 2015 for most people who qualify for Extra Help will be no more than $2.65 for each generic drug […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment

| November 20, 2014

What will you find during Medicare Open Enrollment?  Special to the NNPA Your health needs change from year to year.  And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important to review your Medicare choices each fall. Compare your current plan to new options and see if you […]

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Improved quality of Medicare plans and steady premiums are great news as Open Enrollment begins

| November 15, 2014

By Marilyn Tavenner, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Fall is a wonderful time of year. Changing leaves. Cooler weather. It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current Medicare coverage, as Medicare Open Enrollment begins. As we prepare for Medicare Open Enrollment, which began on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7, […]

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Florida eye doc gets $21 million in Medicare—in one year

| April 9, 2014

ot a business? Got political connections? Got it made—at least in Florida, it seems. Some of you might think we’re beating a dead horse by continuing to describe our government and intertwined economic system as an oligarchy, but years ago, a very wise teacher, the late Vernetta Elkins, explained that every law made in this […]

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Medicare is the best care if you are age 65 or older

Medicare is the best care if you are age 65 or older

| January 18, 2014

If you are age 65 or older and haven’t signed up for Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance), now is the time to consider doing so. The general enrollment period for Medicare Part B runs from Jan. 1 through March 31 each year. Before you make a decision about general enrollment, we want to share some […]

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Millions fall into healthcare coverage gap

Millions fall into healthcare coverage gap

| November 13, 2013

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent  WASHINGTON—Every day Richard Green, 67, wakes up in pain. He creeps over to the edge of the bed and sets his feet down, bracing himself for the day ahead. First are the pangs of putting each leg into his slacks. Then, he undergoes the torment of sliding each arm […]

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Let Social Security help guide you to work

Let Social Security help guide you to work

| September 26, 2013

If you are getting disability benefits, we understand how difficult the prospect of trying to work can be. We also understand that the possibility of having medical and financial benefits cut off can be frightening. But rest assured, Social Security has some great work incentives in place that allow people with disabilities to “test the waters” and prove that they can work before any benefits are stopped.

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