Monthly Archives: July 2013

AARP Statement and Video on Medicare’s 48th Anniversary

This statement was issued this week by AARP: Calls for commonsense solutions, not cuts to critical program AARP released the first in a “commonsense solutions” series of new videos on the 48th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson signing Medicare into law on … Continue reading

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Five Legal Documents You Should Prepare Before the Need Comes

Whether you are married, single, rich or poor, several documents are important to have in case you need them. After these documents are prepared, put them in a safe place, and you can retrieve them when needed. Here are five … Continue reading

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Long-Term Care Insurance Hikes Hitting Policyholders

I’m a believer in long-term care insurance. Just as disability insurance, it’s a gamble. You may or may not collect any benefits. If you don’t collect, that’s probably a good thing for you. If you do collect you’ll be very … Continue reading

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Medicaid Fraud Seems to be Increasing

Here are a series of news reports from the past few days. Medicaid fraud has always been around, but it seems to be running rampant now. If you suspect some of committing Medicaid fraud, you can get information about reporting … Continue reading

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New Technology in Place for Electronic Submission of Veterans’ Disability Claims

Here’s another press release from the VA, this time about electronic submission of disability claims. Just the first few paragraphs: WASHINGTON – A new online application from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) enables disability compensation claims to be processed … Continue reading

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VA Processes Most Disability Claims Pending Over Two Years, Now Working on Those Older Than One Year

The Department of Veterans Affairs does seem to be trying to catch up on the backlog of disability claims. Or at the very least they’re putting on a good show of trying to catch up. Here is another of many … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Gluten-Free Answers

More and more Americans are learning they are intolerant to gluten in their diets. Our country is a little behind some European countries in testing for celiac disease — one of the causes of gluten intolerance. The site Gluten-Free Answers … Continue reading

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Medicare Poses Key Questions for Seniors

I can tell you from personal experience that Medicare and the associated supplemental and prescription drug plans are terribly complicated. And because much of the information you receive comes from people trying to sell you something, you will sometimes get … Continue reading

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CMS Proposal Limits Coverage of Drug to Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed that “Medicare will pay the costs of brain imaging that uses a Eli Lilly & Co. drug to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease only for patients participating in approved clinical studies,” Bloomberg News reported. According … Continue reading

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Fifty-Five Hospitals Agree to $34 Million Settlement for False Medicare Claims

If the government doesn’t get a handle on Medicare fraud and abuse, there’s not going to be any money left for the rest of us! The AP reports that the Justice Department said that “fifty-five hospitals in 21 states have agreed to … Continue reading

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