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Help With Medicare Costs: What You Need to Know

Medicare -- New York Times - 57 min 4 sec ago
Low-income Americans on Medicare can get assistance paying their premiums and other expenses. Several states have allowed more people to qualify.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Biogen C.E.O. to Step Down Following Launch of Alzheimer’s Drug, Aduhelm

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 05/03/2022 - 11:49am
The drug company will effectively give up on marketing Aduhelm, which comes with unproven benefit and serious safety risks.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Weekly Health Quiz: Hepatitis Symptoms, Migraine Triggers and Medicare

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 04/28/2022 - 11:46am
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Medicare Advantage Plans Often Deny Needed Care, Federal Report Finds

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 04/28/2022 - 12:01am
Investigators urged increased oversight of the program, saying that insurers deny tens of thousands of authorization requests annually.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Justice Department Charges 21 People Over Coronavirus-Related Fraud Schemes

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 04/20/2022 - 3:34pm
The schemes included selling fake vaccination cards and test results, as well as enticing patients to accept unneeded treatments, tests and telehealth visits.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Michael F. Neidorff, 79, Dies; His Company Was an Obamacare Stalwart

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 04/15/2022 - 4:38pm
He transformed a small company into a corporation focused on providing health insurance under government programs. It now insures 25 million people.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Weekly Health Quiz: Mental Health Apps, S.T.I.s and Covid

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 04/14/2022 - 2:53pm
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Biden Administration Extends National Covid Public Health Emergency for Another 90 Days

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 04/13/2022 - 4:08pm
The emergency declaration, which enables free testing and eases Medicaid eligibility, among other provisions, will now extend at least until mid-July.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Medicare Officially Limits Coverage of Aduhelm to Patients in Clinical Trials

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 04/07/2022 - 4:45pm
Officials cited data showing the new Alzheimer’s drug has serious safety risks and may not help patients.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Inside a Campaign to Get Medicare Coverage for a New Alzheimer’s Drug

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 04/06/2022 - 3:00am
The Alzheimer’s Association has pushed relentlessly to get broad access to Aduhelm, despite safety risks and uncertain evidence that it helps patients.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

In Difficult Cases, ‘Families Cannot Manage Death at Home’

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 03/26/2022 - 5:00am
Health care researchers argue that hospice facilities could better serve some terminal patients, and ease the burden on exhausted loved ones.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Paying Taxes in Retirement

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 03/25/2022 - 5:00am
Social Security benefits and your savings can be taxed. But in general, older Americans’ tax bills go down.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Meet the Underdog of Senior Care

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 03/12/2022 - 12:06pm
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, funded by Medicare and Medicaid, has quietly succeeded in enabling some older Americans to age in place.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

For Older Americans, Some Positive Health News

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 02/28/2022 - 10:48am
Three recent developments — incremental and undramatic but encouraging — are likely to improve the lives and health of seniors.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

How to Transition Into Retirement

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 02/18/2022 - 12:44pm
Many older Americans like to ease into being an ex-worker — but you need to think carefully about just how to get there.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Biden’s Hidden Health Care Triumph

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 02/10/2022 - 7:13pm
Blockbuster enrollments are good news — but will poltiics kill progress?
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Medicare Will Soon Provide Free At-Home Coronavirus Tests

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 02/03/2022 - 3:48pm
The announcement came after lawmakers and advocates argued that Medicare recipients had been passed over in the push to require insurers to cover the tests.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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