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Think ‘Medicare For All’ Is The Only Democratic Health Plan? National Volunteer Care Group Offers Peace Corps Of Caregivers There’s More Time To Dote On Libby, The Perfect Dog Readmissions: New Round of Medicare Penalties Hits Hospitals Medicare Dental: Time To Fill In The Gaps The 3 ‘D’s of Determining Your Medicare Part D Plan Alabama Gulf Coast Offers Beach, Nature, history Researchers Rethink Alzheimer’s, Diversifying The Drug Search
 
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Think ‘Medicare For All’ Is The Only Democratic Health Plan?

If you tuned in for the first five nights of the Democratic presidential debates, you might think “Medicare for All” and providing universal care are the only health care ideas Democrats have.

National Volunteer Care Corps

National Volunteer Care Group Offers Peace Corps Of Caregivers

Imagine a government program that would mobilize volunteers to help older adults across the nation age in place.

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There’s More Time To Dote On Libby, The Perfect Dog

Maybe you’re contemplating getting a dog. If that’s true, let me recount how Libby makes life better, with one small exception.

Readmissions

Readmissions: New Round of Medicare Penalties Hits Hospitals

Medicare cut payments to 2,583 hospitals Tuesday, continuing the Affordable Care Act’s eight-year campaign to financially pressure hospitals into reducing the number of patients who return for a second stay within a month.

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Medicare Dental: Time To Fill In The Gaps

If you look in your Medicare & You Handbook for 2020 on page 49 you’ll find this admission: “Medicare Doesn’t Cover Everything.”

Medicare Part D

The 3 ‘D’s of Determining Your Medicare Part D Plan

Medicare Part D plans help people save on the costs of prescriptions and knowing these three Ds will help you maximize those savings in 2020.

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Alabama Gulf Coast Offers Beach, Nature, history

My first thought was that I must have taken a wrong turn. Surely this couldn’t be the destination known as Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, perched on the Gulf coast of Alabama.

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Researchers Rethink Alzheimer’s, Diversifying The Drug Search

When researchers at the University of Kentucky compare brains donated from people who died with dementia, very rarely do they find one that bears only Alzheimer’s trademark plaques and tangles — no other damage.

Ambitious timetable for electronic medical records

14 July 2010

The Obama administration rolled out an ambitious five-year plan for moving doctors and hospitals to computerized medical records, promising greater safety for patients and lower costs.

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Pre-existing conditions covered under new law

09 July 2010

Insurance companies will no longer be able to drop someone’s health coverage because he or she has a pre-existing condition or requires medical care.

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Robert Butler, who coined ‘ageism,’ dies at 83

06 July 2010

“Everyone should be thoughtful about their future. Everyone should have a health bank, a longevity fund,” said Butler, during a 2000 interview with Fifty Plus Advocate Executive Editor, Sondra Shapiro

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Task force urges bone-density tests for more women

06 July 2010

By Stephanie Nano NEW YORK — Routine screening for osteoporosis should include all younger postmenopausal women who have at least the same chance of a bone break as an older woman, a government task force said July 5. Also, for the first time, the group weighed whether men should be checked for the bone-thinning disease, […]

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Gov. Patrick favors even tougher driving law for seniors

02 July 2010

The division will also develop standards to help law enforcement, health care providers and families better assess a driver’s ability to handle a vehicle safely.

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Loss of fed. $ means Bay State seniors, caregivers will suffer

01 July 2010

“Our vulnerable residents should not be bearing the brunt of budget cut after cut – especially in tough economic times.” — Jessica Costantino, AARP Massachusetts

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