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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...

2011-05-23 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...

2011-05-19 15:10:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement released by Brandon Todd, CEO of Medigap360.com. There's a battle brewing in Washington over Medicare and no matter which side of the aisle wins the current debate, long term changes are all but inevitable. Unfortunately, this uncertainty is causing confusion and even fear in America's senior citizens. Over the past 27 years, my company has assisted hundreds of thousands of seniors through the Medicare maze and, in...

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. Clients can log on, select a policy level suitable for their circumstances,...

2011-03-10 06:10:00

SAN DIEGO, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MedVantx, Inc., the company that created first ever controlled access to generic samples in US physician offices, today announced that the Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") has issued preliminary guidance to Medicare Part D Plan Sponsors on generic sampling programs. In a February 11, 2011 advanced notice for public comment, CMS indicated that a Part D sponsor may incur expenses related to distribution of and reporting on generic...

2011-02-24 00:00:46

eDoctor, Inc., a designer of e-prescribing software, today joined the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association in opposing a legislative effort in several states to limit e-prescribing features that, according to eDoctor, Inc. president Se Kang, would ultimately benefit consumers. Rockville, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) February 23, 2011 Concerned that legislation recently introduced in several states to limit e-prescribing features will hamper the safety and cost-savings benefits of the electronic...

2011-02-23 08:00:00

OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CompletePlus (www.CompletePlus.com) has launched an online, self-service insurance purchasing platform that educates Medicare-eligible Americans and enables them to make informed, confident decisions and purchase Medicare supplement insurance at competitive prices. CompletePlus (www.CompletePlus.com) is an innovative Medicare supplement web site that allows for a true online transaction from quote to purchase, much more than simply a quote...

2011-02-11 00:00:58

PCMA: Some Drugmakers Lobbying to Limit E-Prescribing of Generics, Drug Safety Checks A Quiet Campaign to Raise Prescription Drug Costs, Undermine Safety Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) February 10, 2011 Some drug manufacturers are aggressively pushing legislative proposals in states across the country that if enacted would undermine electronic prescribing's (e-prescribing) proven safety and savings benefits, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) said today. "This campaign...

2011-01-19 08:15:00

SHELTON, Conn., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Plan One urges seniors with Part C Medicare Advantage plans to review their options during the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period, part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010. This is the only time period where members can drop their plans, return to original Medicare and pick up a standalone Prescription Drug Plan. The Annual Enrollment period for 2011 ended December 31. The Open Enrollment period has been replaced by the Medicare...

2011-01-07 00:00:48

Allsup outlines options Medicare recipients have to re-evaluate choices and change plans during first six weeks of 2011 Belleville, IL (Vocus/PRWEB) January 06, 2011 Medicare annual enrollment ended Dec. 31, but people with Medicare Advantage plans can make certain coverage changes during the new disenrollment period, from Jan. 1 through Feb. 14, according to Allsup, a nationwide provider of Medicare plan selection services and Social Security disability representation. The Affordable...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
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