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Social Security Benefits to Remain Flat in 2016, While Millions Could Get Stuck With Huge Medicare Increases

For only the third time in 40 years, the nation's elderly and disabled Social Security recipients will not receive an increase in benefit payments next year.  However, as a direct result of this, about 30 percent of Medicare are facing a staggering 52 percent increase in premiums.

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Know Your Options Before Signing Up for Medicare

As you get ready to turn 65, you may be inundated with information about Medicare.

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10 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Medicare Drug Plan

Choosing a Medicare drug plan (Medicare Part D) requires evaluating more factors than just the cost of the monthly premium.

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End-of-Life Dilemma: Hospice or Nursing Home?

End-of-life care decisions are never easy, but many Medicare recipients are being forced to choose between nursing home or hospice care, although neither by themselves may be ideal for a patient nearing the end of life.

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Who Will Benefit from the New Medicare Policy Change?

This ruling could have a profund impact on the lives of Medicare beneficiaries who need the care of a skilled professional ...

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It's Medicare Open Enrollment Time

It's that time of year again -- time to reassess whether your Medicare plan is working for you and to jump ship if it isn't.Medicare's open enrollment period runs from October 15 to December 7.

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Raising Medicare's Eligibility Age Is Back on the Table

The hospital industry has mounted a fierce lobbying campaign to persuade Congress to raise the Medicare eligibility age ... 

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