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Aduhelm, premiums

Medicare Weighs Cut In Premiums After Limiting Alzheimer’s Drug

Medicare said Thursday it’s considering a cut in enrollee premiums, after officials stuck with an earlier decision to sharply limit coverage for a pricey new Alzheimer’s drug projected to drive up program costs.

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covid tests, covid test

Why Medicare Doesn’t Pay for Rapid At-Home Covid Tests

What group is especially vulnerable to the ravages of covid-19 even if fully vaccinated and boosted? Seniors. And who will have an especially tough time getting free at-home covid tests under the Biden administration’s plan? Yes, seniors.

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caregiver, Aduhelm

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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Diabetes

Diabetes Prevention Program Struggles To Attract Medicare Beneficiaries

Damon Diessner tried for years to slim down from his weight of more than 400 pounds, partly because his size embarrassed his wife but even more because his doctors told him he was at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

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Wellness, medicare

Medicare: Are Dental, Vision & Hearing Covered?

Some of the biggest gaps involve dental, vision and hearing services. Medicare does not cover dental cleanings or root canals. It doesn’t cover everyday eyeglasses and contact lenses. It doesn’t cover hearing aids.

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Insurance

Beware: Travel Health Insurance Might Exclude Pandemics

It was evident that the fever, nausea and loss of appetite Vlastimil Gajdoš felt on his wedding day was not a mere case of cold feet.

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