Monthly Archives: July 2012

Health-care cost management post-retirement

Owing to the rising cost of health care, financial planning for retirement is turning to be a difficult job for most retirees. The eligibility for Medicare Plans starts at age 65, or earlier if you have a qualifying disability. It … Continue reading

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Health care exchanges significant for Wisconsin farmers

Amidst so much debate over the Supreme Court’s decision, the Wisconsin farmers have supported it holding that it is conducive for farm families, rural neighbors and all Americans. It is a drastic step in the right direction for family farmers … Continue reading

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Efforts to keep a check on Hospital readmission rates

A recent data made public by the the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal agency that manages the Medicare health insurance program for seniors, proposes that efforts to lessen expensive  patient read missions at America’s hospitals have till now been unsuccessful. This … Continue reading

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Medicare Express emphasizes the value of public Medicare system

Prince Edward Islanders are enroute to the premiers’ meeting in Halifax on board a bus they have named the Medicare Express. Premiers Robert Ghiz of P.E.I. and Brad Wall of Saskatchewan will release proposal of their health innovation working group … Continue reading

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$6.1 Million granted To Test Comprehensive Care Physician Model

A recent University of Chicago Medicine program will analyze whether an updated version of the traditional general practitioner can lessen expenses together with improving care for these patients with the help of a $6.1 million grant. Patients who are repeatedly … Continue reading

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Medicare Coverage for Plavix Test

A recent report by Transgenomic Inc. has announced that their Clopidogrel Genetic Absorption Activation Panel or C-GAAP or Plavix response test will be covered by Medicare Plans .  Transgenomic’s test recognizes dissimilarity in the ABCB1 and CYP2C19 genes, the presence … Continue reading

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Medicare Beneficiaries have a better position than Adults with Private Coverage

A recent study analyzed national survey on consumer experiences with health coverage and evaluated the responses of Medicare beneficiaries to nonelderly adults encompassed by private coverage. The study by Commonwealth Fund president Karen Davis and coauthors, published as a Health Affairs Web First … Continue reading

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Transforming Medicare into True Social Insurance

The issue of Medicare Plans reform is devastating as Medicare confronts enormous structural deficits. If successful solutions to control its costs are not executed, seniors will face automatic benefit diminution when the Medicare Part A Trust Fund becomes bankrupt in … Continue reading

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Select Arcadian Medicare Advantage Plan Assets in Arizona to be acquired by WellCare

Well Care Health Plans, Inc. announced about its accord with Humana Inc. to gain select assets of Arcadian Health Plan, Inc.’s Desert Canyon Community Care Medicare Advantage plans in Arizona. This is part of a government-required divestiture for Humana to … Continue reading

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Red umbrella health care gathering to focus on Medicare

Canadians holding red umbrellas to signify they’re covered under Medicare Supplement will gather in cities across the country to call on Canada’s premiers to get the federal government back to the health accord discussing table. The National Day of Action … Continue reading

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