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Extra Help Letters from Social Security

Two million people are receiving letters from Social Security to let them know about the Extra Help program for their Part D drug coverage. This is not junk mail and it is not a scam. Eleven million, or 30% of all Medicare Part D enrollees, [...]
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Medicare Does Not Cover Long Term Care

Medicare does not cover long term care. Yet 38% of Americans in a recent survey thought Medicare would help with nursing home care or home care. An article from McKnight’s reported: Thirty-eight percent of people surveyed as part [...]
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Could Not Afford Her Medicine. Man Kills Wife.

Florida man says he killed his sick wife because he could not afford her medicine. 86-year old William Hager told deputies his 78-year old wife was in pain and he could not afford her medicine – so he shot her while she slept. They had [...]
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The End of Health Insurance in Arizona.

Individual health insurance in Arizona may not be available in 2017 – for people who live outside Maricopa or Pima counties. The Arizona Republic reports that only Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBS) has filed paperwork to sell individual [...]

Medicare Advantage Report

A Medicare Advantage report by the Kaiser Family Foundation examines the enrollment growth in Medicare Advantage plans around the country.  Enrollment in the private plans reached 17.6 million in 2016 and is increased in almost all states [...]