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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...
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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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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Lower gas prices means no Social Security increase next year

...higher health care costs.Most have their Medicare Part B premiums for outpatient care deducted...But that leaves about 30 percent of Medicare beneficiaries on the hook for a premium...budget impact because they pay part of the Medicare premium for about 10 million low-income...
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Speaker Boehner's last deal: 2-year budget

...a large increase for many retirees in Medicare premiums and deductibles for doctors...Department's crop insurance program, curbing Medicare payments for outpatient services provided...extending a 2 percentage point cut in Medicare payments to doctors through the end of...
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Cancer group's mammogram advice: Start later, get fewer evaluated by their doctors.The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, whose guidelines have historically influenced Medicare coverage, made waves in 2009 when it recommended mammograms every other year starting at age 50, to age 74. In draft recommendations...
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Fresh starts as GOP taps new speaker, OKs budget deal

...strong policy differences as shown in a budget he produced in 2011 that contained plans to cut social programs as well as turn Medicare into a voucher-like program and Medicaid into block grants to states.Said Pelosi: "We welcome the debate."___Associated...
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Congress, Obama avert gov't shutdown the Social Security disability trust fund that threatened to slash benefits, and head off an unprecedented increase in Medicare premiums for outpatient care for about 15 million beneficiaries.Obama said the budget deal "reflects our values" and responsibly...
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