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2011-07-30 00:01:04

MedicareColorado.com now offers simple, instant Medicare insurance quotes on their website without asking for personal information. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 Medicare beneficiaries seeking insurance plans and rates online in Colorado are in luck. MedicareColorado.com now offers a Medicare quoting tool to help seniors easily compare insurance plans and rates. The Medicare quick quotes tool can be found at the Medicare Colorado website and does not require personal information or the...

2011-07-27 10:12:00

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt released the following statement today on a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that found "implementation of Medicare Part D was followed by a significant reductions in nondrug medical spending, particularly on acute and post acute care, for elderly Medicare beneficiaries with limited prior drug coverage": "This study is a...

2011-07-25 11:47:00

Eleven GOP lawmakers express concern about impact proposed home healthcare copayment will have on overall Medicare costs and Florida seniors WASHINGTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter issued to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), 11 members of Florida's Congressional delegation expressed support for a reform plan developed by the home healthcare community that will improve the Medicare home healthcare benefit and generate significant healthcare savings by...

2011-07-21 06:14:00

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Including Medicare Part D prescription drug rebates in the final debt ceiling package would increase monthly premiums by up to about 40 percent for more than 17 million seniors, according to a new analysis of government data. The analysis, by the American Action Forum, examined the Part D rebates proposal offered by the Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats that would require drug manufacturers to pay a Medicaid-style premium...

2011-06-30 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a nationwide public outreach campaign - including a letter to doctors and a new public service announcement - to raise awareness about the preventive benefits now covered at no charge to Medicare beneficiaries as a result of the Affordable Care Act. The campaign will run throughout the summer, with online ads and community events all over the country starting in July. As part of...

2011-06-20 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The MARC Coalition today applauded the recent decision by the United States District Court in Haro v. Sebelius, No. CV 09-134 TUC DCB (D. Nev. May 5, 2011). The court's finding indicated that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had improperly demanded repayment from Medicare beneficiaries. The Court also found that CMS had unfairly demanded repayments of disputed Medicare Secondary Payment "conditional payment" amounts...

2011-05-30 10:05:00

NEW YORK, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the average cost of MS in the United States is nearly $70,000 a year, with the overall annual economic cost of MS being an estimated $28 billion, people living with MS face high out-of-pocket costs even when covered by health insurance. The high out-of-pocket costs for medical care and treatment create not only a financial burden but also discourage people from starting and staying on therapy, which right now is the best approach...

2011-05-27 10:00:00

Free Website Provides Answers and Referrals to Help People with Medicare Maximize Benefits WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicare, and related programs, offer a wide range of benefits and services to help older adults and individuals with disabilities live a healthier life. But far too many beneficiaries simply don't know what's available or how to use their benefits to the fullest. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100615/NCOALOGO) MyMedicareMatters.org...

2011-05-23 16:48:00

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New legislation introduced today by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the Medicare Patient Empowerment Act (S. 1042), will provide Medicare patients with greater choice, allowing them to see the physicians they want and need to see. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081209/AMALOGO) "The Medicare Patient Empowerment Act helps fulfill the promise of Medicare for seniors in Alaska and across the country by creating a new payment...

2011-05-23 11:30:00

Website Offers New Resources for Medicare Annual Enrollment Period and Beyond WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Understanding and keeping on top of what's new in Medicare can be challenging--even for those who know the program best. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100615/NCOALOGO ) NCOA's My Medicare Community is an important resource that can help. Since it launched in 2007, the online community has helped more than 2,400 benefits counseling professionals...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
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