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Ryan as Romney’s VP May Mean Changes for Medicare, Medicaid

In a move that reinforces GOP plans to overhaul a variety of key government entitlement programs, Governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen Republican Congressman Paul Ryan, the definition of the man with a plan, as his running mate. As Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee,…

Are Dying Seniors Getting The Care They Need?

Nearly one-third of elderly Americans turn to skilled nursing care during their last few months of life, despite the fact that some may be better served by seeking palliative care services, such as hospice, according to a recent analysis published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Researchers from the University of…

The Simple Way Elders Can Save During Open Enrollment

For aging adults living on fixed incomes, every penny counts. But the majority of elders on Medicare appear to be leaving hundreds of dollars on the table, according to a new analysis. Little more than five percent of seniors succeed in selecting the ideal Medicare prescription drug benefit plan (Part D),…

Settlement Says Medicare Can’t Deny Coverage of Declining Conditions

Medicare beneficiaries may soon find it easier to gain coverage for certain long-term care services, due to a recently settled lawsuit. In a proposed resolution to Jimmo v. Sebelius—a 2011 claim brought by the Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA), a nonprofit advocacy organization—the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)…

Report Reveals Where to Buy Cheapest Prescription Drugs

Not paying attention to where you’re buying your prescription drugs could cost you—to the tune of $100, or more, says a new Consumer Reports analysis. Secret shoppers posing as uninsured consumers called 200 pharmacies nationwide in order to uncover the cost of a month’s supply of each of the five…

Top 10 Medicare Mistakes

Medicare is uncharted territory for most of the 10,000 people a day who currently come into the program. It’s not a minefield exactly, but lurking in the undergrowth are pitfalls and traps that can be costly unless you take care to avoid them. Here are the top 10 Medicare mistakes to…

Caregiving Services in Sterling Heights, MI

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) believes that ensuring the right to be cared for in our homes is America’s last great civil rights battle. Home care and hospice professionals connect with patients in a more personal, more humane way. Beyond simply tending to healthcare needs, they…

Warren, MI Home Care Services

On October 13, 2012, Posted by , In Medicare, By ,,, , With No Comments

Many Seniors Overpaying for Medicare Drug Plans For Medicare participants, choosing the right prescription drug plan is confusing and often leads to seniors paying hundreds of dollars more a year than they need to, a new study finds. In an analysis of 2009 data from more than 412,000 Medicare beneficiaries,…

Paying for LTC in Michigan

Long-term care services include personal care services like bathing, doing household chores, and other activities, to help you stay independent in your community. Long-term care also includes community services, such as meals, adult day care, and transportation services. Residential facilities, such as assisted living facilities and nursing homes, also provide…

A Brief Description of Medicare for Caregivers

Being a caregiver is challenging enough. But when the person you’re caring for is reaching the enrollment age for Medicare – or is past that age but needs to be enrolled anyway – the prospect of engaging in what may seem like a bureaucratic battle may seem overwhelming. It doesn’t…