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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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Long-term care insurance: Less bang, more buck

Long-term care insurance was supposed to help the middle class ease the financial burden of expensive in-home or nursing home care that now can top $90,000 a year.

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Does your retirement plan consider long-term care?

When many people consider their retirement, they dream about the vacations they’ll take and the time they will have to relax. Not enough people consider the potential expense of long-term care.

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