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What does the Congressional Budget Office research show about premium support?

What does the Congressional Budget Office research show about premium support? In 2013 the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) researched how premium support, as suggested by House Speaker Paul Ryan’s “A Better Way,” would impact the federal budget, beneficiaries’ payments and choices.

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What do the changes to Medicare mean?

What do the changes to Medicare mean? The new administration plans to push health care reform, and in the process overhaul Medicare, by eventually implementing what they refer to as premium support. What does that mean for Americans? It means that

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Further options for seniors if they miss out on enrolling in Part D

If your insurance agency sells Medicare plans, in most instances you will be able to accurately advise seniors on their particular budget and health concerns. There will be those who come to you after dealing with another agent or trying

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Michael Gilfix, National Experts Form Trump Policy Analysis Group

THE TRUMP POLICY ANALYSIS GROUP (TPAG) – FOCUSING ON OLDER AMERICANS AND THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS The Trump Policy Analysis Group (TPAG)1 has convened to consider probable changes in law that will affect older Americans and those with special needs.

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‘Tis the Season…for hospital admissions and long-term are planning!

Author: Stephanie Washington Co-Author: Letha Sgritta-McDowell During the holidays, it is not uncommon for emergency rooms to see an increase in visits by the elderly population. As we know, the elderly are more susceptible to catching pneumonia due to their

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‘Tis the Season…for hospital admissions and long-term care planning!

Author: Stephanie Washington Co-Author: Letha Sgritta-McDowell During the holidays, it is not uncommon for emergency rooms to see an increase in visits by the elderly population. As we know, the elderly are more susceptible to catching pneumonia due to their

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Nursing Home Residents Will Soon Have Greater Rights

Nursing Home Residents Will Soon Have Greater Rights A rule change by a federal agency will provide nursing home residents with major new legal protections by preventing facilities from forcing disputes into arbitration. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS),

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Nursing Home Residents Will Soon Have Greater Rights

A rule change by a federal agency will provide nursing home residents with major new legal protections by preventing facilities from forcing disputes into arbitration. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), part of the Health and Human Services

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Patchett v. Lee – Collateral Source Rule Weighed

Florida’s collateral source rule, as established in F.S. 768.76, prevents defendants in personal injury lawsuits from presenting evidence that would show a plaintiff received coverage for the injury at issue from a collateral source – such as a health insurance

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Premiums for long-term care insurance can be a tax deduction

Under IRS regulations, taxpayers can deduct a greater amount from their 2016 taxes due to the purchase of long-term care insurance. You can deduct premiums for long-term care insurance policies that are “qualified,” to the degree to which they, in

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