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How Medicare Covers Diabetes

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.27.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Medicare actually offers a wide range of coverage to help beneficiaries who have diabetes, as well as those who are at risk of getting it -- but they don't cover everything. Here's a breakdown of what Medicare covers when it comes to diabetes services and supplies along with some other tips.

What's Reasonable About a 'Sick Tax' on Medigap Coverage?

Joe Baker | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Joe Baker

Proposals to limit Medigap -- a widely used form of supplemental coverage to Medicare -- pose significant risks to seniors and people with disabilities. In the end, proposals like these amount to nothing more than a "sick tax."

A Disguised Tax? JEC Report: Health Care Costs Projected To Double for Elderly

Hal Donahue | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

At a roundtable discussion on Friday in Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) unveiled...

What You Pay For Medicare Won't Cover Your Costs

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — You paid your Medicare taxes all those years and want your money's worth: full benefits after you retire. Nearly three out of five ...

Making the Most of Medicare's New Benefit to Quit Smoking

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Seidman

Medicare is underwriting up to eight counseling sessions per year for smokers who are struggling to quit. The naysayer's response is "what a waste." However, research and clinical experience tell quite an opposite story.

Medicare Expands Coverage To Help Smokers Quit

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — They've lived with the health warnings about smoking for much of their lives and doubtless seen the ill effects on friends, relativ...

Uncertainty Over Medicare Pay Sets Doctors On Edge

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — For the third time this year, Congress is scrambling to stave off a hefty pay cut to doctors treating Medicare patients – eve...