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Medicaid
Medicaid enrollment in Pennsylvania remains high, while federal spending on the low-income health program is down this fiscal year -- which means that the state share of Medicaid spending is going through the roof.
A week after winning $4.9 million as his reward in a federal lawsuit against a Medicaid program in New York City, Dr. Gabriel Ethan Feldman is still unspoken for.
A week after winning $4.9 million as his reward in a federal lawsuit against a Medicaid program in New York City, Dr. Gabriel Ethan Feldman is still unspoken for.
SPRINGFIELD - A debate around what to do with $276 million that Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed from the state's budget this summer might be foreshadowing the defining issue of next year's budget: Medicaid .Quinn vetoed $276 million in Medicaid payments from the budget the Legislature sent him...
In a few years, low-income New Mexicans applying for Medicaid could do so online and learn at the same time if they also qualify for food stamps, emergency food assistance or child support.
A projected $139 million shortfall in the state's Medicaid program will be reduced with careful cost-cutting and possibly cash reserves, not by broad provider rate cuts and eliminating services such as hospice and adult dental care, key policymakers agreed Tuesday.
By Kate Nordahl and Sarah Iselin
Medicare
Romney wants the elderly to choose between subsidized private insurance and a federal system. Isn't that what liberals wanted for all Americans?
Medicare Part B Premiums, which help cover medically-necessary services for seniors, will be lower than projected for 2012, and the Part B deductible will decrease by $22.
Medicare Part D’s open-enrollment session — Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 — is earlier this year, and SHIP director Sandy Leith said she worries that some of the 1 million Illinois seniors with Part D plans aren’t aware and will miss the deadline to make changes in their coverage.
Most Americans say Social Security and Medicare should be protected, no matter what
Nov. 9, 2011 - Medicare is adding coverage for a number of preventive services to reduce cardiovascular disease, including a free annual face-to-face meeting with a care provider to determine the best way to help prevent cardiovascular disease.
Improved benefits include cheaper prescription drugs, free preventative services and lower costs
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After Medicare changed its rules regarding coverage for weight loss surgeries in 2006, the cost for the procedures went down while safety measures increased, according to a new study.
Disability Health Insurance
CARPENTERSVILLE — Former village police Officer Joseph Cecala is suing the village, Village Manager Mark Rooney and village human resources Director Linda Mogren for health insurance benefits for himself and his family he feels are owed him under Illinois law.Cecala, 40, was injured Dec. 29, 2008, while on duty at the scene of an accident at Route 31 and Spruce Road. According to the lawsuit, a ...
OTTAWA, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A Canadian woman struggling with breast cancer says she was denied long-term disability payments, despite having disability insurance through her employer.
Marybeth Kravets, educational consultant, is answering questions this week on applying to college with a learning disability.
Creator:  Tim Adair Creator:  Jeromey Temple Healthy and productive ageing rests considerably upon timely and affordable access to health care. In the near future, expenditure on health care is expected to rise as population ageing places heavier demands on the public health care system. Social Policy read more
Three Cigna disability case managers were recognized for excellence during the recent annual Dorland Health People Awards, created by publisher Dorland Health.
Marybeth Kravets, educational consultant, is answering questions this week on applying to college with a learning disability.
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Three Cigna disability case managers were recognized for excellence during the recent annual Dorland Health People Awards.
Dental Insurance
By Danielle Skinner WACO-- Families in Waco who can't afford dental insurance or have medicaid are finding it hard to get themselves and their children the proper care, which is why tooth decay is a growing
The DuPage County Health Department is planning to expand the dental services it provides to residents who don't have dental insurance. The program was a godsend to Carol Stream resident Roxanne Vertnik, who was in poor health and unable to work last year when she stood to lose something else she held dear: her smile.
Low-income residents statewide eligible for $3 million in services. The Delta Dental of Colorado Fund is a new program to increase the number of Coloradans with dental insurance and help low income Coloradans get the dental care they need but can’t afford.
DentalAndVision4U.com, a top provider of dental and vision plans, is experiencing a tremendous increase in demand for dental coverage for retired baby boomers.Jackson, Miss. (PRWEB) November 01, 2011 Long a trusted supplier of family and individual dental insurance and vision coverage, DentalAndVision4U.com, is now finding an increase in demand for dental coverage for retired baby boomers ...
A Milpitas Fire Department dental care fund, which under agreement with City of Milpitas receives taxpayer money to reimburse current and retired Milpitas firefighters and their dependents on claims for dental work, earlier this year was found to be financially mismanaged and nearly depleted.
Through 2016, the Dentists industry will benefit from positive demographic trends, an improving economic environment and greater access to dental insurance according to the latest research findings from IBISWorld, the nation’s largest publisher of industry research. Over the five-year period, revenue is forecast to increase at an average annualized rate of 3.5% to $130.0 billion. Although growth ...
Delta Dental of Nebraska announced today that A.M. Best Company, the insurance ratings organization, re-affirmed its financial strength rating of A (Excellent) for the 13th consecutive year. This is among the highest ratings of any dental plan in the nation. The financial strength rating reflects Delta Dental of Nebraska’s ability to pay claims.Eagan, Minn. (PRWEB) November 08, 2011 Delta Dental ...
AARP
AARP became the latest organization to fire off a letter urging federal authorities to reject the vast Medicaid overhaul approved by the state’s Republican-ruled Legislature last spring. House Democrats, the Florida Medical Association, and the National Community Pharmacists Association are among dozens of groups that already have written the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) [...]
HUNTINGTON — The AARP Foundation will present Operation Scam Jam, a free seminar on identity theft and scam prevention, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14. The event will take place at St. Mary's Center for Education, located at the corner of 5th Avenue and 29th Street. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
The AARP Driver Safety Program, a classroom driver refresher course, is offering a special Veterans Promotion through Nov. 30. The free course is for all military personnel, active duty or retired, who have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Ma ...
How often do you hear of seniors getting in car accidents? I hear of it too often and thanks to the latest efforts by the AARP, there’s help for them. The AARP has decided to offer safety courses to older motorists in an effort to build confidence and keep safe while driving. This initiative came from a 2008 study, showing the 11.1 percent of North Carolina drivers were involved in fatal car ...
Two AARP driver safety programs are being offered at the Ligonier YMCA, 110 Church St., Ligonier, one for beginners and the other a refresher course for those who've already taken the class on defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road.
The AARP Driver Safety Program is offering a free classroom course to all military personnel through Nov. 30. The class is free to all active duty, retired, guard or reserve, widows and widowers. The Tustin Area Senior Center will offer its Driver...
ONEIDA — The Oneida Area AARP Chapter 3328 has a meeting change for November only.
Medical Insurance
President Barack Obama’s health-care legislation requiring almost all Americans to have medical insurance beginning in 2014 is constitutional, a U.S. appeals court ruled.
Sylvania Township employees will be paying 31 percent more for their medical insurance starting in January, under action the trustees took last week.
Telemarketers who peddled medical "insurance" that was actually a bogus medical discount plan have agreed to settle charges by the FTC and Attorney General of Tennessee that they violated federal and state laws.
Just because your insurance company denied your medical claim doesn’t mean all is lost. There are ways to appeal the ruling and get the claim covered; it just might take a little homework.  
Described as “the handbook for the American medical insurance refugee”, http://www.Traveling4Health.com has released the only definitive guide by 12 medical tourism experts who explain how to safely access great quality medical care at 30 cents on the dollar, outside as well as within the USA. ...
It would be nice, in my opinion, if you would put something in the paper to remind seniors that there is no such thing as something for nothing. All medical insurance companies advertise that you get all kinds of insurance benefits with absolutely no cost to you. That is impossible.
When your business shuts down from a fire, hurricane or because a car plowed into the side of your building, how are you going to pay your mortgage or rent, payroll, medical insurance, telephone, advertising, and most importantly, yourself? If you have Business Interruption insurance, you are covered.
Dental Insurance
By Danielle Skinner WACO-- Families in Waco who can't afford dental insurance or have medicaid are finding it hard to get themselves and their children the proper care, which is why tooth decay is a growing
The DuPage County Health Department is planning to expand the dental services it provides to residents who don't have dental insurance. The program was a godsend to Carol Stream resident Roxanne Vertnik, who was in poor health and unable to work last year when she stood to lose something else she held dear: her smile.
Low-income residents statewide eligible for $3 million in services. The Delta Dental of Colorado Fund is a new program to increase the number of Coloradans with dental insurance and help low income Coloradans get the dental care they need but can’t afford.
DentalAndVision4U.com, a top provider of dental and vision plans, is experiencing a tremendous increase in demand for dental coverage for retired baby boomers.Jackson, Miss. (PRWEB) November 01, 2011 Long a trusted supplier of family and individual dental insurance and vision coverage, DentalAndVision4U.com, is now finding an increase in demand for dental coverage for retired baby boomers ...
DentalForEveryone.com, a leading dental insurance provider, is responding to an increase in demand for affordable dental insurance for retired baby boomers.Jackson, Miss (PRWEB) October 25, 2011 Leading dental insurance provider DentalForEveryone.com is experiencing an increase in demand for affordable dental coverage from retired baby boomers who have lost coverage through their employers ...
A Milpitas Fire Department dental care fund, which under agreement with City of Milpitas receives taxpayer money to reimburse current and retired Milpitas firefighters and their dependents on claims for dental work, earlier this year was found to be financially mismanaged and nearly depleted.
Through 2016, the Dentists industry will benefit from positive demographic trends, an improving economic environment and greater access to dental insurance according to the latest research findings from IBISWorld, the nation’s largest publisher of industry research. Over the five-year period, revenue is forecast to increase at an average annualized rate of 3.5% to $130.0 billion. Although growth ...
Cobra Insurance
Since the 1940s, health insurance has been linked to employment. The system has effectively pooled the risk and reduced costs for those in the group. As a result, group medical plans are less costly and more attainable than individual coverage.
Like many others her age, 60-year-old Mary Ann Mason fell through one of the biggest trap doors in the American health care system: She's too young for Medicare, with too much retirement income to qualify for Medicaid or similar low-income insurance programs, and with one too many health problems to buy an affordable individual plan on the open market. read more
I'm a glove maker for a specialty sports company. Recently, they reduced my hours so much I no longer qualify for full benefits. Could I qualify for COBRA?
The GOP candidate pays off bill after told newspaper was doing story on money he had owed to the city.
If your paycheck shrinks in 2012, the culprit may be rising health insurance costs.
The rules for enrolling in Medicare are strict, and the cost of making a mistake can be high.
Millions of people have lost their jobs in recent years, and with that, their health insurance.
Disability Health Insurance
CARPENTERSVILLE — Former village police Officer Joseph Cecala is suing the village, Village Manager Mark Rooney and village human resources Director Linda Mogren for health insurance benefits for himself and his family he feels are owed him under Illinois law.Cecala, 40, was injured Dec. 29, 2008, while on duty at the scene of an accident at Route 31 and Spruce Road. According to the lawsuit, a ...
OTTAWA, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A Canadian woman struggling with breast cancer says she was denied long-term disability payments, despite having disability insurance through her employer.
Marybeth Kravets, educational consultant, is answering questions this week on applying to college with a learning disability.
Creator:  Tim Adair Creator:  Jeromey Temple Healthy and productive ageing rests considerably upon timely and affordable access to health care. In the near future, expenditure on health care is expected to rise as population ageing places heavier demands on the public health care system. Social Policy read more
Three Cigna disability case managers were recognized for excellence during the recent annual Dorland Health People Awards, created by publisher Dorland Health.
Marybeth Kravets, educational consultant, is answering questions this week on applying to college with a learning disability.
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Three Cigna disability case managers were recognized for excellence during the recent annual Dorland Health People Awards.
A 26-year-old woman fighting breast cancer is shocked to find she doesn't qualify for long-term disability payments, despite having disability insurance through her employer's group plan.
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