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Time to review Medicare prescription benefits

The window for Medicare subscribers to review their prescription...reopened.Each fall, Americans on Medicare are granted a few months to change their...from Judith Bendersky of Alaska's Medicare Information Office, plan premiums are...
My Turn: Celebrating 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid

...President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law as an amendment...Most people who will become eligible for Medicare this year were in high school when this...Today, 55 million Americans rely on Medicare to provide needed care, including preventive...
Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling

WASHINGTON - Medicare said Wednesday it plans to pay doctors...But an opening to roughly 55 million Medicare beneficiaries could make such talks...the U.S. are 65 and older, making Medicare the largest insurer at the end of life...
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Clinton, Sanders spar over taxes, health care

...the current health care system with a Medicare for all system, turning it over to the...Sanders has said his plan would incorporate Medicare into a broader system intended to cover...coverage and his plan specifies that Medicare beneficiaries would be covered during...
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Gov't: No benefit hike for Social Security next year

...Social Security benefits next year, and Medicare bills are set to soar for many.It's...224.It will also trigger a spike in Medicare deductibles and premiums, though dozens...Social Security recipients have their Medicare Part B premiums for outpatient care deducted...
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Ketchikan hospital's parent company wins $3.66 million grant

...KETCHIKAN - The operator of the Ketchikan Medical Center has been awarded a $3.66 million grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to build on work done in Alaska.The grant being given to the PeaceHealth system was announced...
Medicare premiums up - but not as much as expected 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...
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Anchorage clinic opens for Medicare patients only, key feature is cost-reducing care plan 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...
Sweeping Overhaul will save Medicare

...escalating political debate about the future of Medicare reveals a fear of change coupled sustain the program for the future. Medicare is facing $38 trillion in red ink. The recent Medicare Trustees report showed the program is...
My turn: Alaska can do more to help those on Medicare

Alaskans on Medicare deserve some help. A recent're older than 65, and rely on Medicare, most general practice, or "primary...state had an excuse not to step in. Medicare is a federal program that doesn't...


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