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Nursing Facilities And Predatory Owners

There are more than 15,500 Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing facilities in America today, with more than 1.4 million residents.

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Forget Any Changes To Medicare Part B Premium Rates

About three months ago, I reported that people on Medicare were being over-charged for their Part B (doctor’s care) premium rates because of the inflated cost of a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

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California Blows The Doors Off Medicaid Asset Limits

Paying for long term care, whether in a nursing home or care at home, has been a major challenge for the elderly and disabled, because Medicare covers only a very short stay for nursing facilities, and custodial home care is very limited as well.

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Simple Swap: Repeal Corporate Tax Cuts, Add Back Dental & Vision To Medicare

I have a simple proposal to make to the U.S. Congress. A budgetary swap, on behalf of the elderly and disabled Americans: repeal the corporate tax cuts in the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA), and add back into the budget the Medicare dental, vision, and hearing benefits.

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Medicare Proposal Would Cover Aduhelm If Beneficiaries Enrolled In Clinical Trials

On Nov. 12, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Medicare Part B (doctor’s care) premium rates for 2022 would rise from $148.50 per month in 2021, to $170.10 in 2022.

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Drug Companies Keep Prices High At The Expense Of Older Americans

As an early Christmas gift to seniors struggling to pay for high drug costs, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney,  D-NY, released a 269-page majority staff report on Dec. 10 from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, summarizing a three-year investigation of the pharmaceutical industry’s pricing and business practices.

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