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Medicaid Facts You Should Know

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For lower income older Americans, Medicaid has been incremental in providing quality healthcare and a higher quality of living. But Medicaid is not just for older Americans. During 2014, it helped 31 million children, 19 million adults and 9 million disabled persons, in addition to servicing 5 million older Americans, ...

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Health: How The Inevitable Telemedicine Trend Will Change Healthcare Forever


With telemedicine, patients won’t have the need to frequent doctors and hospitals nearly as much resulting in healthier outcomes. For many older Americans, a visit to the doctor is only a mouse click or phone call away. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced it’s expanding reimbursement for ...

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Medicaid: New Study Delivers Surprising Results When You Follow The Money


In a new study, Medicaid is found to have a substantial benefit for a lot more people than low-income older Americans and the disabled. When most people think of Medicaid, they envision the medical expenses it pays for the poor, especially women, children and the disabled. But the government program ...

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Report Card: How Your Congressman Rates In Helping Older Americans


A new report from the Alliance for Retired Americans rates all members of Congress. Even though Congress has gotten very little done in the past couple of years, progressive and conservative groups alike continue to rate them for their votes even if a stalemate is preventing any legislation from becoming ...

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Know The Facts About Medicare Plans


Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older. Additionally, it covers certain younger people with disabilities and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD). The different parts of Medicare help cover specific services: There are ...

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