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Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover Services We Need?

Sorry, Joe Namath. Despite what you keep saying in those TV ads, under Medicare, seniors are not “entitled to eliminate copays and get dental care, dentures, eyeglasses, prescription drug coverage, in-home aides, unlimited transportation and home-delivered meals, all at no additional cost.”

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Fraud Watch: Avoiding COVID-19 Related Medicare Scams

Medicare fraud is not a new issue and long predates the pandemic, but during times of crisis, scammers often get more aggressive and creative with targeting older adults.

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45 Percent Older Americans Lack A Medical Portal To Sign Up For Vaccines

As the vaccination of older adults against COVID-19 begins across the country, new poll data suggests that many of them don’t yet have access to the “patient portal” online systems that could make it much easier for them to schedule a vaccination appointment.

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Here Come the Covid Vaccines: Are Elders A Priority?

Last May, President Trump launched Operation Warp Speed (OWS), calling it “unlike anything our country has seen since the Manhattan project.”

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Pandemic Erects Barriers for Prized Voting Bloc in Nursing Homes, Facilities

Many seniors who need help to get or fill out their ballots may be stymied by shifting rules about family visits.

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Telehealth Visits Have Skyrocketed For Older Adults

One in four older Americans had a virtual medical visit in the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of them by video, a new telehealth poll finds.

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