The Benefits of Hospice Care

It is unfortunate that many people who die in a hospital emergency room or who receive heroic treatments to prolong life in a hospital or nursing home may have had the alternative of dying at home in familiar surroundings, with … [Read more...]

Medicare Premiums May Increase By Record Amount

Medicare Part B premiums are forecast to increase by $15.90 in 2008, the largest single-year hike in the history of the program, according to a new analysis by the Senior Citizens League. The 17 percent increase would bring the … [Read more...]

About the New Medicare Plans

January 1, 2007 through through March 31, 2007 is the open enrollment for Medicare Advantage plans. These new private-sector plans were created along with the Medicare prescription drug program by the 2005 Medicare Modernization … [Read more...]

Medicare Preventive Services: What is Covered?

As the saying goes "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," and as you get older, taking preventative measures can keep you healthy. And if you are a Medicare beneficiary, there are a number of preventive services … [Read more...]

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