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long-term care

What Will Long-Term Care Cost You?

Most people over 65 eventually will need help with daily living tasks, such as bathing, eating or dressing.

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UNITED STATES - JULY 19: Progressive Democrats of America holds a news conference to announce the launch of a Medicare for All Caucus at the Capitol on Thursday, July 19, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Medicare For All? CMS Warns Program Has Enough Problems

The Trump administration’s top Medicare official Tuesday slammed the federal health program as riddled with problems that hinder care to beneficiaries, increase costs for taxpayers and escalate fraud and abuse.

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US Senator Bill Cassidy, Republican of Louisiana, testifies during a US Senate Committee on Finance hearing on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal on reforming health care on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 25, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Senators Unveil Legislation To Protect Patients Against Surprise Medical Bills

With frustration growing among Americans who are being charged exorbitant prices for medical treatment, a bipartisan group of senators Tuesday unveiled a plan to protect patients from surprise bills and high charges from hospitals or doctors who are not in their insurance networks.

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Tips to Help Save Money on Prescription Drug Costs

Modern medications can work wonders, improving quality of life, curing illness and even saving lives. However, those miracles can come at a high cost.

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How to Tell if Price is Right on Your Prescription

With drug prices rising and insurance coverage shrinking, it pays to ask questions and do a little research before handing over your insurance card at the pharmacy counter.

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Low Medicaid Rates Limit Access to Assisted Living, Quality Care

More than 700,000 elderly and disabled Americans receive health care in residential care communities, such as assisted living facilities. As the population ages, this number will grow. A new study by RTI International found that low Medicaid payment rates for services in assisted living and similar settings discourage residential care providers from serving Medicaid beneficiaries, which […]

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