Archive for October, 2011

Humana And The Power Of Medicare Advantage: Q3 Profit Up 13%

Humana‘s third quarter earnings reflect an underlying trend in the helathcare sector: Medicare Advantage customers are the most important.

Humana And The Power Of Medicare Advantage: Q3 Profit Up 13%

Humana‘s third quarter earnings reflect an underlying trend in the helathcare sector: Medicare Advantage customers are the most important.

Medicare Premiums to Decrease for Some

However, high-income beneficiaries will continue to pay extra for Medicare Part B and Part D.

Doctors fear cuts in Medicare

A large Medicare reimbursement cut in January could affect older Ohioans’ access to doctors and the amount they pay for health care, industry observers said.The cut also could make it more difficult for some physicians to remain in private practice, …

Tales From the Congressional Supercommittee

It is three weeks to deadline, and the deficit-cutting panel isn’t close to an agreement. Democrats are willing to cut, but Republicans won’t give an inch on taxes.

Medicare Part B Premium Increase Lower Than Expected

Title: Medicare Part B premium Increase Lower Than Expected Category: Health News Created: 10/27/2011 6:06:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 10/28/2011

What Tax Dollars Can’t Buy

Soaking the rich can’t fix a broken government.

West U doctor gets 11 years for Medicare fraud

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Medicare open enrollment brings out scam artists

Medicare open enrollment brings out scam artists

Medicare has a drug problem

Perhaps no part of Medicare has done as well in reining in costs as Medicare Part D, the prescription drug benefit, signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2003. Its costs have consistently come in under budget by as much as 44 percent. Even as …

Scammers Delight: Medicare Open Enrollment

Scammers take advantage of the Medicare open enrollment period to trick unsuspecting seniors into buying products they may not need or want. They also use this time period to commit identity theft. Learn how to warn your aging parents about these scams.

Scammers Delight: Medicare Open Enrollment

Scammers take advantage of the Medicare open enrollment period to trick unsuspecting seniors into buying products they may not need or want. They also use this time period to commit identity theft. Learn how to warn your aging parents about these scams.

Medicare premiums up _ but not as much as expected

Good news for seniors: The government says Medicare’s basic monthly premium will rise less than expected next year, by $3.50 for most.

Scammers Delight: Medicare Open Enrollment

Scammers take advantage of the Medicare open enrollment period to trick unsuspecting seniors into buying products they may not need or want. They also use this time period to commit identity theft. Learn how to warn your aging parents about these scams.

2012 Medicare Plans Will Lower Some Costs

Hike in Social Security payments will stay in seniors’ pockets due to modest Medicare price changes.