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How Would Paul Ryan Change Medicare?

Last year, we reported that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan proposed a budget that would radically reshape Medicare ..

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Nearing 65 and in a Marketplace Plan? Medicare Is Almost Always Your Best Bet

Are you approaching age 65 and currently covered by a marketplace health care plan under the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”)?  If so, you should think carefully about your options. 

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Communicating End-of-Life Wishes Pays Off Where Aggressive Treatment Is the Norm

A new study finds that when medical personnel know what kind of care a patient wants at the end of life, Medicare can be spared ..

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Administration Abruptly Pulls Plug on Medicare End-of-Life Counseling

Three days after enacting a Medicare regulation that would have reimbursed doctors ...

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Social Security Benefits to Rise Only 1.5 Percent in 2014

The nation's elderly and disabled Social Security recipients will receive a 1.5 percent increase in payments in 2014 ... 

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Some Seniors Getting Sticker Shock When Moving From Hospital to Nursing Home

A growing number of Medicare recipients are spending days in the hospital before moving to a nursing home, only to find that ...

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Tax Deductions for Assisted Living Costs

If you or a family member lives in an assisted living facility, you know that assisted living costs continue to rise every year.

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New Rules Would Give Home Health Care Workers Wage Protections

The Obama Administration is proposing to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home health care workers ...

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