In a press release last week with perhaps the longest headline in history, Eisai Co., Ltd., a Japanese firm, and Biogen Inc., the Cambridge company…
September 27, 2022 -- Medicare announced today that 2023 monthly Part B premiums will decrease to $164.90 from $170.10 this year. The annual Part B…
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Most people become eligible for Medicare when they turn 65. If you’re covered by an employer plan at that time, and your workplace has more than 20…
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There are no easy ways to reduce U.S. health care spending, but one of the most promising avenues is to reduce the volume of what’s known as “low value…
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Medicare’s annual enrollment period begins Oct. 15 and extends through Dec. 7. During this period, existing Medicare beneficiaries can elect to change…
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By any standard, forcing people to wait outdoors in long lines for service in this summer’s season of heat waves is unacceptable. Yet Social Security…
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I’m taking a break and will be back at it the second week of September. Please enjoy the holiday and be safe!
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As the dog days of summer wind down, I hope it’s an okay time to ask you a couple of questions. The folks at Substack say that you can only vote for one…
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval last week of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids is welcome news for people with non-severe hearing…
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There was another study out recently about pervasive ageism. This one dealt with the wording in employment ads. I was going to write yet another angry…
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Medicare has been all over the news, and rightly so, due to the major improvements contained in the Inflation Reduction Act. But let’s not forget about…
As you get older, the odds are considerable, and rising with age, that you will spend time in a nursing home. The most common pathway is that you will…