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My Turn: Leave the senior sales tax exemption alone

...plate tags for free; the Feds let you buy a permanent National Park pass and you start collecting Social Security and using Medicare; theaters, restaurants and lodging accommodations offer special rates for seniors. "...I can't appreciate that you...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-25/leave-senior-sales-tax-exemption-alon
Opinion
Anchorage hospital to acquire Medicare clinic

...cover its bills.The facility, Alaska Medicare Clinic, operates under an unusual business...only patients 65 and older who carry Medicare - federal health insurance shunned by...nurses, medical aides and patients, a Medicare-only primary care hub in South Anchorage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-13/anchorage-hospital-acquire-medicare-cli
State
My Turn: Eighty insurance cards, and counting

...Aetna is fairly certain I qualify for Medicare. I am NOT 65. I have over 80 cards...me my birth date and how I qualify for Medicare?" I was told they would reprocess my...correcting errors and informing Aetna I am not Medicare qualified is shocking. The "savings...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-10/eighty-insurance-cards-and-counting
Opinion
CCS facing budget crisis

...payment for Hospice and Home Care is billing to Medicaid and Medicare. "The agency submits billings to the federal government for...reimbursed."Even the process of billing to Medicaid and Medicare now consumes more resources.The other programs struggling...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-23/ccs-facing-budget-crisis
Local
My Turn: Reflecting on two nights on call

...other private clinics, can only provide some of this uncompensated service, as we need revenue from insurance companies and Medicare and Medicaid to pay our bills.A question arises: Who are these uninsured Alaskans?Some are young adults with diabetes...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-05/my-turn-reflecting-two-nights-call
Opinion
My Turn: Time to continue moving Alaska forward

...care by insurance companies and kicked off their policies if they had a preexisting condition.Seniors now have a stronger Medicare program, with more of their prescriptions covered. These are significant improvements, but more reform is needed to get...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-19/my-turn-time-continue-moving-alaska-f
Opinion
Analysis: GOP hopes Obama is key to Senate control

WASHINGTON - Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, off-shore jobs in New Hampshire and women's issues in Colorado...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/analysis-gop-hopes-obama-key-senate-con
State
Analysis: In Senate battle, GOP's weapon is Obama

WASHINGTON - Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, offshore jobs in New Hampshire and women's issues in Colorado...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-26/analysis-senate-battle-gops-weapon-obam
State
Medicare premiums up - but not as much as expected

...news for seniors: The government says Medicare's basic monthly premium will rise less...connection between Social Security COLAs and Medicare. Some also cite a moderation in health...will get a simpler takeaway message: Medicare is under sound management.Older voters...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2011-10-28/medicare-premiums-not-much-expected
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Anchorage clinic opens for Medicare patients only, key feature is cost-reducing care plan

...in south Anchorage but patients will need a Medicare card to get in.The Alaska Medicare Clinic intends to keep costs low by relying...that we think will allow the clinic to work on Medicare," said Dr. George Rhyneer, a retired cardiologist...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-08-29/anchorage-clinic-opens-medicare-patient
State

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