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Your Right to Refills If Medicare Drops Coverage of Your Drugs

Medicare prescription drug plans can change which drugs they cover, leaving you without coverage for a drug you need.

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Medicare's Coverage of Mental Health Services

Some aspects of aging can take a mental as well as a physical toll on the elderly.Medicare will cover a portion of the cost...

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What You Pay Your Doctor Under Medicare Depends

If you have original Medicare, the doctor you visit can make a difference in how much you have to pay...

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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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