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Democrats See Medicare as Winning Wedge Issue

Democrats See Medicare as Winning Wedge Issue | Insurance News | Scoop.it
As Republicans take on health care, Democrats are grasping at the politics of Medicare as a path to potential revival after a bruising election.
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Can Paul Ryan actually privatize Medicare?

Can Paul Ryan actually privatize Medicare? | Insurance News | Scoop.it
Thanks to Trump, Ryan finally has the chance to make huge policy changes. Now comes the hard part.
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The Most Effective Negotiation Trick According to a Former FBI Negotiator

The Most Effective Negotiation Trick According to a Former FBI Negotiator | Insurance News | Scoop.it
When you’re negotiating, the more information you have on the issue the better. This simple trick makes the other person feel heard and earns you more info to work with.
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Seniors Suffer Amid Widespread Fraud By Medicaid Caretakers

Seniors Suffer Amid Widespread Fraud By Medicaid Caretakers | Insurance News | Scoop.it
A government watchdog report finds widespread fraud — in some cases involving patients’ severe neglect and death — in a Medicaid program that sends non-medical assistants to elderly and disabled peoples’ homes.
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Here's how to find the Medicare Part D drug plan right for you

Here's how to find the Medicare Part D drug plan right for you | Insurance News | Scoop.it
For 2017 plans, active shopping may yield the greatest benefits in Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.
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Seniors' Teeth Need Dental Care, But Insurance Coverage Is Rare

Seniors' Teeth Need Dental Care, But Insurance Coverage Is Rare | Insurance News | Scoop.it
Aging takes a toll on teeth, but Medicare doesn't cover most dental needs, and private plans often have skimpy coverage. That means people are paying out of pocket for care or going without.
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Hillary's Right: Obamacare Reduces Medicare Spending

Hillary's Right: Obamacare Reduces Medicare Spending | Insurance News | Scoop.it
While Donald Trump campaigns for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Hillary Clinton correctly points out the Obamacare law has extended the solvency of the Medicare Trust Fund until 2028.
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Medicare premiums to soar— again - AEI

Anyone turning 65 in 2017 and enrolling in Medicare Part B for the first time will pay about $25 a month more than their 66-year-old friends for exactly the same Medicare coverage.
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Why High Earners Are Likely to See Higher Medicare Premiums in 2017

Why High Earners Are Likely to See Higher Medicare Premiums in 2017 | Insurance News | Scoop.it
Low inflation, generally good for purchasing power, is likely to leave some high earners facing higher Medicare premiums next year.
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A Medicare Open Enrollment Checklist

A Medicare Open Enrollment Checklist | Insurance News | Scoop.it
It's a fight against inertia.
Medicare enrollees can save hundreds of dollars on premiums and out-of-pocket
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Humana to fight Medicare rating change, some say cut signals higher bar for all insurers

Humana to fight Medicare rating change, some say cut signals higher bar for all insurers | Insurance News | Scoop.it
Medicare ratings cuts at Humana may signal a higher bar for other Medicare insurers, an analyst says.
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Trump’s Debate Claim On Health Care Costs: It Depends What You Mean By ‘Cost’

Trump’s Debate Claim On Health Care Costs: It Depends What You Mean By ‘Cost’ | Insurance News | Scoop.it
Although many consumers are feeling the heat from increased health care spending, the overall bill may not be larger.
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Trump turns to conservative tacticians to run HHS and Medicare, Medicaid

Rep. Tom Price and Seema Verma have long worked to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and redefine Medicare. If adopted, the agenda could dramatically alter access to insurance and medical services for more than 100 million Americans.
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Trump and the GOP’s big Medicare lie

During the campaign, Donald Trump often promised to be a different kind of Republican, one who would represent the interests of working-class voters who depend on major government programs.
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How To Cover Everyone With Pre-Existing Conditions Without The System Collapsing

My Apothecary colleague Avik Roy claims that “Donald Trump Is Right: You Can Repeal Obamacare And Still Cover Everyone With Pre-Existing Conditions.” He’s absolutely right – and here’s how to do it. The main problem – and indeed, this is what one of the primary causes of skyrocketing premiums and ACA Exchanges [...]
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5 Ways to Maximize Your Medicare -- The Motley Fool

5 Ways to Maximize Your Medicare --  The Motley Fool | Insurance News | Scoop.it
There are different ways you can get the most out of Medicare. Here are five key places to start.
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Tail Light Agent (Setting up a follow-up process) - Health Agents Network

Tail Light Agent (Setting up a follow-up process) - Health Agents Network | Insurance News | Scoop.it
Tail Light Agents There is a joke in the automotive repair world about a “tail light warranty.”  This is when a customer asks what the warranty is on their service, the reply is “as soon as we see your tail lights leaving, you are out of warranty.”  This, of course, is all meant to be …
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How And When To Change Medicare Plans

How And When To Change Medicare Plans | Insurance News | Scoop.it
To get better coverage and save money, you may want to change Medicare plans during the Medicare Open Enrollment period from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. You ca
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WHY IT MATTERS: Veterans

WHY IT MATTERS: Veterans | Insurance News | Scoop.it
THE ISSUE: There are an estimated 21.6 million veterans in the United States. Among them, nearly 9 million are enrolled in health care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. About 4.3 million veterans get disability compensation from the VA and nearly 900,000 have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Social Security Benefits to Rise 0.3% in 2017

Social Security Benefits to Rise 0.3% in 2017 | Insurance News | Scoop.it
The 2017 cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security recipients, based on new inflation figures, comes after there was no COLA at all for 2016.
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Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump on Medicare -- The Motley Fool

Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump on Medicare --  The Motley Fool | Insurance News | Scoop.it
The two candidates have similar plans for Medicare, just different ways to achieve their goals.
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Humana, Cigna hit by lower 2017 Medicare star ratings

Humana, Cigna hit by lower 2017 Medicare star ratings | Insurance News | Scoop.it
The percentage of Humana Medicare Advantage members in plans with four stars or higher fell by half, from 78% a year ago to 37%. Cigna has only 20% of its members in plans rated four stars or higher. Meanwhile, 91% of Aetna's members are enrolled in four-star plans.
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Math: The Election’s Over. Can We Please Move On? – Medium

Math: The Election’s Over. Can We Please Move On? – Medium | Insurance News | Scoop.it
This has been the messiest election season in United States history. Even in the calcified state of the current political climate, I don’t…
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