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Drug Companies Keep Prices High At The Expense Of Older Americans

As an early Christmas gift to seniors struggling to pay for high drug costs, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney,  D-NY, released a 269-page majority staff report on Dec. 10 from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, summarizing a three-year investigation of the pharmaceutical industry’s pricing and business practices.

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Medicare, scammers, enrollment

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Is Open Season For Scammers

Finding the best private Medicare drug or medical insurance plan among dozens of choices is tough enough without throwing misleading sales tactics into the mix.

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Drug, medications, medicare

Ban On Negotiating Medicare Drug Prices Under Pressure

Donna Weiner looks at Medicare’s prescription drug program from two different points of view. As a participant, she wants to pay less for her medicines. As a retired accountant who spent 50 years handling the books for companies, she sees a way to get there.

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Medicare

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, vaccine

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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