Why is your retirement age seniors still working?
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Why is your retirement age seniors still working?

You can make a difference in people’s lives. These success stories, repeated anonymously can be a great catalyst for getting referrals. Once I share this story, you might think about which current clients fit into the same situation. I had a longtime client. I really liked her and the feeling was mutual. One day when…

New bill would create Medicare (Part E) for all

New bill would create Medicare (Part E) for all

Medicare Part E would be available to every individual who is not already eligible for Medicare or Medicaid. Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, along with Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., and Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., introduced late Friday afternoon the Choose Medicare Act, legislation that would give every individual and business the choice…

What does the infrastructure bill have to do with Medicare drug rebates?

What does the infrastructure bill have to do with Medicare drug rebates?

The Senate’s release of its bipartisan infrastructure plan signals that lawmakers are poised to throw former President Donald Trump’s belated bid to lower Medicare drug prices under the bus — not to mention trains, bridges, tunnels and broadband connections. That’s because the massive spending bill is the first of two likely to at least delay the so-called…

Inequities in health care coverage and access remain despite legislative gains
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Inequities in health care coverage and access remain despite legislative gains

Legislation to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health insurance coverage and improve access to care have led to some progress but continue to fall short of objectives. The Affordable Care Act helped, especially in states that expanded eligibility for their Medicaid programs. However, after 2016, coverage gains stalled and slightly eroded. Combined with job and income losses stemming…

7 ‘tension points’ contributing to health care inequality
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7 ‘tension points’ contributing to health care inequality

If the “amazing advances” made in health care over the past 70 years are to provide better health to the global population instead of just to the 1 percent, a few things must change. According to a new report from global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, there are seven “tension points” that must be dealt with to ensure…

The connection between social determinants and health care costs

The connection between social determinants and health care costs

“Improving health depends as much on taking care of those basic human needs as it does on providing quality medical care.” People’s health may greatly benefit when they are connected to social service programs that help them secure housing, healthy food, transportation to their doctor and assistance with their utility bills and other finances, according to the research study, “Expenditure…