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joy, long-term care

Biden’s Expansion Of Long-Term Care Sparks Debate

President Joe Biden is proposing a major expansion of the government’s role in long-term care, but questions are being raised over his using the low-income Medicaid program and piggybacking the whole idea on an infrastructure bill.

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health insurance

Buying Health Insurance Just Got Less Expensive

Last month, hundreds of millions of Americans got a cash infusion from the government, as part of the American Rescue Plan. But starting this month, another part of that law could have an even bigger effect on the wallets of tens of millions of Americans.

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COVID: It’s Time To Start A Scare Campaign

I still remember exactly where I was sitting decades ago, during the short film shown in class: For a few painful minutes, we watched a woman talking mechanically, raspily through a hole in her throat, pausing occasionally to gasp for air.

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Drug Plan Finder Can Steer Enrollees To Higher Costs

Medicare’s revamped prescription drug plan finder can steer unwitting enrollees to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay, according to people who help with sign-ups as well as program experts.

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Medicare, benefits

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

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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