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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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Older Americans Don’t Get Enough Help From Doctors & Pharmacists on Drug Costs

The majority of Americans age 50 and older take two or more prescription medicines to prevent or treat health problems, and many of them say the cost weighs on their budget, a new poll finds.

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AARP: States Lag In Keeping Medicaid Enrollees Out Of Nursing Home

States are making tepid progress helping millions of elderly and disabled people on Medicaid avoid costly nursing home care by arranging home or community services for them instead.

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Why are prescription drugs so expensive?

It’s no secret that the cost of prescription drugs — especially brand-name drugs — has been rising far faster than inflation over the last few years.

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Coinsurance trend means higher outlay for drugs

Medicare beneficiaries may get dinged with higher prescription drug bills this year because more than half of covered drugs in standalone plans require them to pay a percentage of the cost.

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