Medicare Cuts On The Table, or Off?

Lawmakers are eying possible changes in Medicare supplemental plans – moves that could increase seniors’ out-of-pocket costs. Traditional Medicare, the federal health program for the elderly and disabled, requires beneficiaries to pay hospital deductibles and a portion of the cost of tests and doctor visits. To protect themselves from those out-of-pocket costs, about 17 percent…

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Boomers Worry Over Health Costs Founded

According to the Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.com poll, 43 percent of boomers polled said they were “very” or “extremely” worried about being able to pay for their medical costs, including long-term care. Almost the same number, 41 percent, said losing their financial independence was a big concern. One significant cost facing new retirees is health care. A…

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The Debt Ceiling Deal At-A-Glance

Here is an analysis of the bill that became law this past Tuesday is by two of the top Elderlaw Attorneys in the country, Brian Lindberg and Fay Gordon, who conduct research on behalf of the National Association of Elderlaw Attorneys (NAELA): The Basics: A two installment agreement with a down payment, congressional committee and a sequester:…

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A Quality of Life Perspective

 Nurses and Therapists Collaborate to Help Mrs. Wilson Manage Her Illnesses, Avoid Institutional Care and Live Independently at Home with Her Husband The Patient: Grace Wilson (not her real name) is in her late 70s and lives in Washington’s Eighth Congressional District. She suffered from multiple medical complications, including encephalopathy (brain dysfunction) and diabetes. She was…

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