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Pressure Builds to Cut Medicare Patients in on Prescription Deals

Medicare enrollees, who have watched their out-of-pocket spending on prescription drugs climb in recent years, might be in for a break.

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Social Security Giveth, Medical Costs Taketh Away

Retirees spent on average more than a third of their Social Security benefits on out-of-pocket medical costs in 2014.

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Glaring Quality Gaps in Nursing Homes to Grow With Medicaid Cuts

Nursing homes that rely the most on Medicaid tend to provide the worst care for their residents; not just the people covered by the program but also those who pay privately or have Medicare coverage.

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Buyer Beware: Long-Term Care Costs Surging

Long-term care costs can impose a crushing financial burden on individuals or families in part because private health insurance and Medicare offer only limited help.

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How to Get Care at Home Without Busting The Bank

The vast majority of older adults receive long-term care at home, not in nursing homes. But few people plan for this expense.   By Judith Graham The vast majority of older adults receive long-term care at home, not in nursing homes. But few people plan for this expense. Nor do they see long-term care insurance […]

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Can Delaying Social Security Equal Higher Medicare Costs?

Most people enroll in Medicare at 65, but those who are not yet receiving Social Security run the risk of much larger annual increases in their Part B premiums.

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