Monthly Archives: November 2010

Political Rhetoric Harms Perception and Future of Texas Medicaid Programs

A recent article about Medicaid in the Houston Chronicle repeated some of the political musings of Governor Rick Perry and other politicians. For anyone with even a basic knowledge of Medicaid, the suggestion that Texas could simply “opt-out” is ridiculous. Of … Continue reading

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About 15% of Medicare Patients Receive Harmful Hospital Care

The U.S. Health & Human Services’ inspector general has issued a report stating that 1 in 7 Medicare patients received harmful medical care while in a hospital. This inadequate or negligent care increased the duration of the hospital stays and caused … Continue reading

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No Social Security Cost-of-Living Increase for 2011

As I’ve written before, there will be no cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits in 2011. This is the second year in a row with no increase. Of course the reason is that inflation did not rise enough to trigger … Continue reading

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Social Security Unveils New Home Page to Make Finding Services Easier

The Web site of the Social Security has a new look, as of yesterday. Here is the announcement from SSA: Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today unveiled the agency’s newly redesigned home page at www.socialsecurity.gov that will help … Continue reading

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“Secret” VA Benefit Available to Many Veterans and Their Spouses

Today is Veterans Day, when we celebrate and honor those brave Americans who have served our country and placed themselves in harm’s way to protect our freedom. Of course we should do this every day, not just once each year. Our … Continue reading

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Featured Link – OncoLink.org

OncoLink is a site sponsored by the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. It contains a vast amount of information about the disease, treatment, coping, and many other aspects. It’s worth a look for anyone who has a … Continue reading

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