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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
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
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
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: 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
Republican party lying to seniors

...impact of the Affordable Care Act on our Medicare benefits.It is correct that the Affordable...has attempted to reduce the costs of Medicare over a period of years, but this does not impact the Medicare benefits of Alaskans. I have been on...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-31/republican-party-lying-seniors
Letters
Letter: Beware of Being Conned

...though I am not a registered Democrat. The man began telling me how the Democrats would take my Social Security away, take my Medicare away, etc. I put the man on speaker phone. He told us about how Obama would let Ebola into our country on purpose, how...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-30/letter-beware-being-conned
Letters
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

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