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Health - The
an annual flu
six months or
older, with rare
deaths each year
in the U.S., on
average, are the
among people 65
according to the
COLA changes for
for 2016 will
not be available
annual report of
there will not
The COLA is
measured by the
Index for Urban
Wage Earners and
been flat due to
need for a
better gauge of
argued for years
Index for the
do just that.
plan was passed
by a Republican
signed by George
W Bush in 2006.
Part of this
for bulk lower
prices. This was
done as an
outright gift to
causing the U.S,
prices, even on
these very same
for prices that
for the very
same drugs. The
Your tax dollars
and Medicare are
Refuse to have
your tax and
wasted on these
Tell them that
be allowed to
prices just like
GOP to offer
Republicans now in
charge of Congress
offer their budget
such as food
stage for a
of the next
are killed by guns
in America - - - -
- - - - 13 EVERY
There may come a
time when a
nursing home is
the only option.
If that day hasnít
there are other
options you can
consider that will
help ease medical
allowing you or
your aging loved
one to retain
living at home or
members. There is
support in your
can make at home.
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YOU CAN HELP TO ROOT OUT
Medicare recipients asked to
The Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services estimates
that Medicare, the health
care program for seniors,
and Medicaid could be losing
as much as $70 billion to
criminal fraud, waste and
abuse each year. That amount
is unacceptable for Harold
Seniors can be of great help
in saving money for our
health system by reporting
WHAT IS MEDICARE FRAUD?
Fraud occurs when someone
information or deceives
Medicare. Abuse occurs when
doctors or suppliers donít
follow good medical
practices, resulting in
unnecessary costs to
Medicare, improper payment,
or services that arenít
medically necessary. A
complaint about the quality
of care you got from a
doctor, hospital, or other
provider or facility is not
considered fraud or abuse.
If you have a complaint
about your quality of care,
Examples of possible
Medicare fraud are:
---A healthcare provider
bills Medicare for services
you never got.
---A supplier bills Medicare
for equipment you never got.
---Someone uses another
personís Medicare card to
get medical care or
---Someone bills Medicare
for home medical equipment
after it has been returned.
---A company offers a
Medicare drug plan that
hasnít been approved by
---A company uses false
information to mislead you
into joining a Medicare
Read complete Medicare
Preventing Medicare Fraud
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you are EVER in need of
We may not be able to help,
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us--we want to be
October 2, 2015 - With polls
showing that Americans of all
political persuasions strongly
support intelligent gun
regulations, how can we not get
results from Congress? Fear and
greed trump the opinions of the
Hybrid Ion battery (saltwater)
roughly the size of a dishwasher
or small refrigerator
potentially stores enough solar
or wind energy to power a
single-family home completely
off the grid in a region where
sunlight is relatively
plentiful, according to Dr. Jay Whitacre, a professor of
materials science at Carnegie
Mellon who invented the battery.
drew a large crowd as
he left the Vatican to visit and
optometrist in Rome. Normally
the optometrist comes to the
Pope, but Francis insisted on
going to the shop. He was
spotted by people in the street
who crushed against the windows
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TODAY'S IMPORTANT NUMBERS
Wednesday October 07, 2015
* 40% - Americans throw away 40%
of food every year, worth $165 Billion. Could feed at least
* 3 - Most abundant elements in
known universe: hydrogen, helium, oxygen. (BBC News, Science
* 3,000 -
Approximate number of people killed by terrorists on
* 440,000 - Approximate
number of Americans killed BY GUNS, BY EACH OTHER, AT HOME,
* 37 Days - Time it takes for
3,000 Americans to be killed by
* 1 - There is only one way to
say RE-COG-NIZE. Reconize does not exist.
* 1 - There is only one way to
say NU-CLE-AR. Nucular does not exist.
* #1 offender -
Wal-Mart is #1 with employees
receiving state-funded health care
in every state that released the data.
* 70% - Of all products sold at
Wal-Mart are imported from China, the largest Communist
country in the world.
* 17.4 million. American homes
that have difficulty putting food on the table every day.
* 46 million - Americans living
* 40 - American billionaires who
have agreed to donate half their fortunes to charity
* 12,000 - Number of boomers who
begin collecting Social Security every day
All but 4 - Number of Republican
Representatives who voted to replace Medicare with a voucher
instead in 2011.
* 0 -
Number of Democrats who voted to replace Medicare with a
* 3,000,000 - Soft drink vending
machines in the U.S. One for every 100 people.
* 237 - Miles the average
European walks per year
* 87 - Miles the average American
walks per year
* 87 - Number of Americans who
die from a gun EVERY DAY.
* 27% - Gift cards never redeemed
in the U.S..
Over $8 Billion worth of gift
cards were never used from 2006.
* $800 - $1000 per MONTH.
Amount Medicare Advantage insurers are paid by Medicare for
- Amount AARP was paid by health insurance companies in
2008. Beware their opinions on this subject.
* 2.1 - USA spends
$2.1 trillion/year on health
care. Double per person spent in any other country.
* 50 million - # of Americans on
government-run health insurance - It's called Medicare! It
* 49 - years
Medicare has served the needs of America's Seniors - July 30,
2014 > 49th birthday
* 43rd - U.S. life expectancy -
42 nations are higher. We wonder why this is so if we have
best healthcare system.
Do you know there are now
9 news sections on
Volunteers scour the web EVERY DAY to find the most
important and interesting articles for Seniors
Primary News Sections
The Home Page you are now viewing, for the
very latest news for Seniors
"News" page for today's news on health and other items of
news on Medicare, including Part D information (last
news on Social Security, including other pension related
news (last section)
Senior Health Issues, (last section), older than the
Archived News Sections - Articles you remember reading somewhere,
but can no longer find.
Hot News items that have been
moved very recently from the page you are now reading
Older Medicare News
Older Health Articles with summary
Older Health Articles listed, without a summary
YOU FALLING INTO THE DOUGHNUT HOLE?
**15 ways to
survive a fall into that dreaded abyss**
October 07, 2015
"D" is a bizarre system, crafted by a slight-of-hand Congress,
mostly written by the drug and
insurance companies. It can be overwhelming to the
Senior who needs more than a minimal amount of medication each
year. But do not despair. There are specific things you can do
today to survive this convoluted program, and the doughnut
hole at its center.
Read Complete Article
Also, what you
do today can slow, or prevent, a fall into the doughnut
(donut) hole. See:
Surviving Medicare Part "D".
MANY ELIGIBLE LOW-INCOME SENIORS NOT APPLYING
FOR PART D SUBSIDY
The Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Congressional Budget
Office have estimated, respectively, that about 2.6 million to
over 4 million individuals who may qualify for the Medicare
prescription drug low-income subsidy are not receiving it.
Various barriers, such as reluctance to disclose personal
financial information or lack of knowledge of the subsidy, may
prevent potentially eligible Medicare beneficiaries from
applying for the subsidy. To view the highlights of the
report, go to:
To see if you
qualify, or to apply, go to: