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Medicare

Social Security Error Jeopardizes Medicare Coverage

At least a quarter of a million Medicare beneficiaries may receive bills for as many as five months of premiums they thought they already paid.

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Nursing Home Rehab Ratings Now Online

For the first time, the federal government is shining a spotlight on the quality of rehabilitation care at nursing homes.

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Cities And Counties Unlikely To Heed FDA Warning On Importing Foreign Drugs

Prices of drugs from overseas pharmacies can be as much as 70 percent lower than what people pay in the U.S. because the costs are regulated by the foreign governments.

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Massachusetts Gubernatorial Debates: No Elderly Issues

At the Oct. 9 debate, an elderly man submitted a question which stated: “My immediate need is property tax reduction.”

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HHS Watchdog Probes Enforcement Of Staffing Standards At Nursing Homes

The review comes on the heels of a Kaiser Health News and New York Times investigation that found nearly 1,400 nursing homes  report having fewer registered nurses on duty than the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires.

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Is Social Security Still A Third Rail Issue?

Every year, the Trustees of the Social Security Trust Funds urge Congress to take action on the gaps developing in the beloved program’s finances.

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