Tag Archive: Medicare

Dec 02 2014

Reading New Social Security Statements

Story By Jason Alderman No matter how far away you are from retirement, it’s important to understand your Social Security benefits – and there’s a particularly good reason to do it now. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is bringing back annual paper benefits statements for the first time in three years. It stopped in 2011 …

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Nov 29 2014

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Medicare’s “Extra Help” Program Helps People With Limited Income Pay For Their Prescription Medications Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some health care and prescription drug costs. Drug costs in 2015 for most people who …

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Nov 18 2014

SIX Must-Know Facts About Obamacare Open Enrollment

By Jason Alderman If you buy your own health insurance, add this important date to your yearend to-do list: November 15. That’s the date open enrollment is available for individual healthcare plans offered through the Healthcare.gov site, your respective health insurance marketplace (https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/eligibility/) or independent agents in your community. If you’re working for a company …

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Nov 05 2014

MEDICARE: “Lock-In” Program Could Solve Drug Fraud

Limiting drug-abusing patients to one doctor and one pharmacy for pain medication prescriptions could be the solution to Medicare drug abuse and some forms of fraud, according to a new report from National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow Devon Herrick. “When Congress passed the Medicare Part D drug program, it inadvertently created a license …

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Oct 15 2014

Medicare: Start Enrollment

Now’s the time for Texans with Medicare to check their health and drug coverage for 2015. Medicare’s open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 until Dec. 7. Open enrollment is the best time to make sure your health and drug plans still meet your individual needs, especially if you’ve had any changes in your health. …

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Sep 15 2014

Uninsured Youth

In their quest to land a job, any job, many young adults will sacrifice what used to be called “fringe benefits” to gain a foot in the door. But many entry-level jobs either offer no healthcare benefits, or the employee’s cost share is prohibitive for someone barely making minimum wage. Add to the equation that …

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Nov 12 2013

Lone Star State-Healthcare: There is no place like home

Some health care once done in a hospital or doctor’s office can now be done at home. It’s just as effective, more convenient and usually less expensive. Medicare pays for health care you receive in the comfort and privacy of your home if you meet certain requirements. To qualify, you must be home bound, under …

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Nov 07 2013

Clinic opens for business

  Good Shepherd Medical Center, GSMC, Medicine Clinic recently hosted a Health Fair and Open House for their new Medicine Clinic located at 103 West Loop 281 323 behind Burlington Coat Factory/ Judson Road. The event offered clinic tours, health information, refreshments and free health screenings to the public. Dr. Emmanuel Elueze, Dr. John Paredes …

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