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2011-05-09 12:35:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, one in three people ages 65 years old and older has a fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

2011-04-16 00:00:27

The Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA), through its Social Services Division, announces the open enrollment period for a community outreach program covering qualified Medicare beneficiaries under the “Extra Help with Prescription Drug Costs.” The program, covering subsidies for Medicare Part D, is administered by the Social Security Administration using new 2011 Federal higher income levels.

2011-04-11 06:53:00

LONDON, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Leading International Health Insurer Upgrades to Offer Full Online Buying - Clients Worldwide can now go From Quote to Cover in 2 Minutes - Cover Includes Warzone and Chronic Care Costs, Available to Expatriates of all Nationalities MediCare International has today announced the launch of online buying as a central part of their newly designed website.

2011-04-08 13:49:27

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's proposal to change Medicare for those under age 55 is nothing short of a complete reconceptualization of the health insurance program, says a University of Illinois elder law expert.

2011-04-06 11:25:00

PCMA: Texas Medicaid Rx Pays More than Triple the Fees That Medicare, Private Insurers Pay WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help reduce state Medicaid spending and save taxpayers $84 million, Governor Rick Perry (R) has proposed that the program's prescription drug benefits be operated more like those in the private sector that are more affordable and efficient.

2011-03-28 23:01:00

Study Estimates Three in Four People Ages 65 and 66 Would Pay $2,400 More On Average For Health Care in 2014 Than They Would If They Remained in Medicare MENLO PARK, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Raising Medicare's eligibility age from 65 to 67 in 2014 would generate an estimated $7.6 billion in net savings to the federal government, but also result in an estimated net increase of $5.6 billion in out-of-pocket costs for 65- and 66-year-olds, and $4.5 billion in employer...

2011-03-15 07:00:00

BALTIMORE March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- XLHealth, a leading expert on chronic illnesses and provider of health plan solutions for Medicare beneficiaries with special needs, today announced a long-term partnership with the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA), the nation's largest nonprofit caregiver organization, to address the growing needs of millions of individuals caring for seniors with chronic illnesses. This partnership brings together two expert organizations committed to...

2011-03-10 10:15:00

State Medicaid Program Pays More than Medicare, Health Insurers and Uses Fewer Generics WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Florida legislators seek ways to reduce Medicaid spending, they should start by transitioning the entire pharmacy benefits program from the archaic fee-for-service model to the more efficient model used in some parts of the state.

2011-02-16 11:57:00

Merritt: 'Medicaid Should Stop Paying More than Medicare, Employers and Unions for Pharmacy Benefits' WASHINGTON, Feb.

2011-02-08 22:37:47

Although the effects of the controversial health care reform act will be somewhat muted for many older Americans, it will inevitably have enough of an impact that seniors will discover that there is plenty to like and dislike about the law, a University of Illinois expert on elder law cautions in published research.

Word of the Day
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.