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Disability and long-term care: What’s next?

January 7, 2013 – Howard Gleckman, one of the nation’s leading experts on family caregiving and long-term care and author of Caring for our Parents, talks… Read more

The Class Act is dead -- done in by Congress.

ACA’s CLASS Act pushed over the fiscal cliff

January 2, 2013 – CLASS was designed to complement private long-term care insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and public disability programs. For Medicare… Read more

Has your doctor opted out of Medicare?

Medicare: know your limits and your doctor

April 3, 2012 – Whether you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, only basic Medicare, or Medicare with a supplement (or gap) plan, there are aspects… Read more

Seniors and Accountable Care Organizations

What seniors should expect from ACOs

January 10, 2012 – Each of these ACOs must show they meet over 30 quality measures, and those measures are what hold promise for participating seniors: an… Read more

Ten Medicare bills you'll have to pay.

Medicare out-of-pocket costs

July 14, 2011 – Overall, out-of-pockets costs have grown steadily for the average Medicare recipient over the years. Medicare spending as a percentage of a… Read more

GOP privatizes Medicare. You get the bill.

Dirty little secret: Medicare is already privatized

May 9, 2011 – It’s a dirty little secret that’s right out in the open: The GOP has already privatized Medicare for more than one out of four… Read more

Tea Party opposes cuts to Medicare.

Even the Tea Party loves Medicare

April 19, 2011 – Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and his House GOP brethern are throwing a party, and no one is coming – not even the usually reliable folks who… Read more

Who voted to kill Medicare?

Updated: Who voted to kill Medicare?

April 18, 2011 – The good news is that Ryan’s plan doesn’t appear likely to become law. The Democratic-controlled Senate and President Obama stand in… Read more

GOP pulls the plug on granny!

GOP pulls the plug on Grandma

April 15, 2011 – Get ready to meet more grandmas and grandpas (or maybe great-grandmas and great-grandpas) at the drive-thru asking, "Would you like fries… Read more

Obamacare refunds #1 billion of RX costs to seniors.

‘Obamacare’ puts $1 billion back in seniors’ pockets with even more relief coming

March 24, 2011 – On the one year anniversary of 'Obamacare', government health reforms have already put nearly a billion dollars back in the pockets of… Read more