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45 Percent Older Americans Lack A Medical Portal To Sign Up For Vaccines

08 January 2021

As the vaccination of older adults against COVID-19 begins across the country, new poll data suggests that many of them don’t yet have access to the “patient portal” online systems that could make it much easier for them to schedule a vaccination appointment.

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Hospital Prices Just Got a Lot More Transparent

07 January 2021

Hospitals face the new year with new requirements to post price information they have long sought to obscure: the actual prices negotiated with insurers and the discounts they offer their cash-paying customers.

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Money Moves: Ways To Start 2021 Off Strong

06 January 2021

After the train wreck that was 2020, you may well question whether it’s worth trying to plan anything. But knocking off a few financial tasks early in the year can better prepare you for whatever 2021 has in store.

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Drug Costs Skyrocket: Congress Stalls On Capping Medicare Out-Of-Pockets

05 January 2021

Sharon Clark is able to get her life-sustaining cancer drug, Pomalyst, priced at more than $18,000 for a 28-day supply, only because of the generosity of patient assistance foundations.

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Looking For Patient-Centered Care In A Pandemic

04 January 2021

A few weeks ago, I drove a home-bound elderly man to get a COVID test in Western Massachusetts. The test took only a few minutes, and the results several days later were negative.

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Shelter Volunteering: Reading To Cats, Walking Dogs And More

03 January 2021

While your local pound works to find forever homes for many cats, dogs and other animals, volunteering is an easy way to improve their lives while they wait.

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