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October 15 to December 7: Put Those Dates on your Calendar!

If you are 65 or older, or know someone who is 65 or older, put October 15 to December 7 on your calendar.  Those dates are more important than any religious, political or personal holiday.  Those dates mare the beginning and end of Medicare Open Enrollment.  That is when most Medicare enrollees can change their Medicare and Medicare Supplement plans. Read More


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The BCBSM Stone Wall – Off Top O My Head

A law firm that assists clients with public benefits applications frequently runs into boneheaded bureaucrats who consider it their mission to make it as difficult as possible for anyone outside the organization to receive the services they are due. Usually, a supervisor or a representative at a different office or branch can be found who will be more cooperative. Seldom Read More


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Repealing the Affordable Care Act

Without spin or editorializing on the issue, here are some facts from The Center for Medicare Advocacy, medicareadvocacy.org, about the program Congress plans to repeal: The uninsured percentage of Americans under 65 is the currently the lowest in decades. Beginning in 2014, the rate dropped from 16.6% to 10.5%. As of March 31, 2016, 11.1 million people have coverage through Read More


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The Prescription You Do Not Need

Among the clues that one is no longer young can be proliferation of prescription drugs in the medicine cabinet. In this age of miracle drugs you do not even have to be “older” to be taking a regimen of four, five, or more prescriptions, daily. Aggravating this tendency for Americans to take more and more prescriptions is the fact that Read More