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Stroke victim wins access to Medicare

Stroke victim wins access to Medicare

BY PETER JEAN, HEALTH REPORTER 05 Dec, 2011 04:00 AM Almost two years after suffering a massive stroke, an elderly Polish woman has been granted the right to stay in Australia and access the Medicare system.Aniela Skrzydlowska was visiting her Canberra-based daughter Weronika when a stroke on New Year’s Day 2009 left her permanently disabled […]

Medicare coverage selection deadlines Wednesday

Medicare coverage selection deadlines Wednesday

By STEVE TARTER (starter@pjstar.com) of the Journal Star Posted Dec 05, 2011 @ 11:03 PM PEORIA —The deadline for seniors to select a Medicare plan is Wednesday. It’s also an opportunity for those with diabetes or a heart condition to select a special-needs plan. “Special-needs plans are often misunderstood by the public. They think that special […]

Medicare to pay for obesity prevention

Medicare to pay for obesity prevention

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter Washington, D.C, United States (AHN) – Medicare announced Tuesday that it will pay for screening and preventive services to help recipients prevent obesity and the medical ills associated with it, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes. In a news release, Donald Berwick, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and […]

That Other Shopping Spree: Medicare Deadline Looms

Senior citizens have until Dec. 7 to choose a Medicare Advantage or new Medicare prescription drug plan – see video, story for helpful ideas By Christian Torres, KHN Blog Capsules Nov. 25, 2011 – Black Friday is nearly upon us, and along with holiday gift shopping, there’s plenty of Medicare shopping to do over Thanksgiving weekend. […]

Health Leaders Prepare For Round Two Of Healthcare Spending Cuts

Super committee ideas to save money in Medicare include cutting payments to providers, beneficiaries paying more, increasing the eligibility age By Marilyn Werber Serafini and Mary Agnes Carey, KHN Staff Writers Nov. 21, 2011 – Regardless of whether Congress’ super committee meets its deadline for finding ways to reduce the federal deficit, budget and policy […]

Medicare Part D Price Controls Would Hurt Industry, Seniors

November 19, 2011|By J. MARTIN CARROLL, The Hartford Courant As our nation’s leaders consider policy proposals to reduce the federal deficit, we must ensure that innovation, jobs — and most important, our patients — are protected. However, a number of recommendations are being considered by the congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction that will do […]