Monthly Archives: March 2012

Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center now contributing to hospice service

After being approved finally on Dec. 9, Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is now offering hospital service to the area. Administrator Chris Brown said he is waiting for Medicare Insurance to send in the final part of documents. But they … Continue reading

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Biden terms Republican budget an attack on seniors

President Joe Biden while joking about his age with Florida retirees on Friday described Republican efforts to cut Social Security and Medicare as an assault on the self-respect of aging Americans. President Barack Obama send Biden to Florida known to … Continue reading

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Medicare feels evidence on DME Drugs not sufficient to support use

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors, such as ranibizumab (Lucentis) or bevacizumab (Avastin), may enhance vision in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME), but more research on specific risks and benefits is required according to a Medicare Insurance plan advisory … Continue reading

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Medicare Recipients Subscribe to Medicare Advantage Plans to battle diminished Wages.

In all the states Medicare recipients in every state are coming to terms with reduced retirement savings and the effect of the economic downturn. Medicare recipients consist of elderly people over age 65, people aging into Medicare health insurance at … Continue reading

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Obama health law goes before the Supreme Court

President Barack Obama’s health care revamp, a law that touches core political divisions in the United States and a subject vital to the Republican bid to deny him a second term, goes before the Supreme Court on Monday for the … Continue reading

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Opposition on Changes to Medigap Plans

A group of group of 33 state insurance regulators, health insurers and consumer advocates charged with modifying Medigap insurance policies that cover most out-of-pocket expenses, have opposed a provision of the 2010 federal health law seeking to increase Medicare beneficiaries’ … Continue reading

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US Healthcare Costs Annual Growth Rates slow down in January 2012

According to the S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare Insurance programs increased by 5.21% over the 12-months ending January 2012. This was a decline from the +5.30% … Continue reading

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Seniors Pay maximum Premiums for Medigap Plans in Connecticut

According to a study by Weiss Ratings, an independent rating agency of U.S. financial institution, seniors living in Connecticut pay more for Medicare supplement insurance than those in any other state. For seven of the ten standard Medigap plans, the … Continue reading

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Rise in Health Insurance Costs makes People Shop Around

According to a study by the University of Michigan, even a $10 raise in premiums can lead people to a different health care plan. That’s positive news for health care reforms which greatly depends on competition and consumer response to … Continue reading

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Medicare Scam by Quest & Labcorp uncovered

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (Quest) and Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), the nation’s two largest laboratories, are at present involved in a multi-billion dollar Medicare scam, according to a critical report published in one of the medical laboratory industry’s leading trade … Continue reading

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