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- The elephant in the room. Zuckerman, Mortimer B. // U.S. News & World Report;6/30/2003, Vol. 134 Issue 23, p64
Presents the opinion of the author on reasons for Medicare's fiscal crisis. Observation that the U.S. is the only industrialized nation that does not provide senior citizens with comprehensive insurance coverage for prescription drugs; Opinion that Medicare is a policy without a purpose; Bill...
- NACDS Rx discount card targets physicians. // Drug Topics;5/17/2004, Vol. 148 Issue 10, p14
Reports that the Pharmacy Care Alliance has partnered with the ePocrates to electronically inform physicians about its Medicare-approved prescription discount card backed by NACDS and Express Scripts.
- Medicare should provide more preventive care. // Nation's Health;Jun/Jul2003, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p4
Focuses on a report by the Partnership for Prevention which recommends that Medicare should cover preventive services for senior citizens. Number of U.S. citizens enrolled in Medicare; Benefits of cholesterol screening.
- Massive Grassroots Campaign Aimed at Medicare Beneficiaries. // O&P Business News;8/15/2005, Vol. 14 Issue 16, p80
Reports on the grassroots campaign announced by Leaders of Medicare Today to help seniors fully understand the new provisions of the U.S. Medicare. Organizations that comprise Leaders of Medicare Today; Prescription drug program of Medicare; Activities being planned for the grassroots campaign.
- Medicareless: Scams on Rise. McGirt, Ellen // Money;Jul2004, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p28
The article discusses use of the new Medicare prescription-drug cards by seniors. About 11 minutes after the long-awaited Medicare prescription-drug cards made their debut in May, seniors started crying foul, as they were flooded with confusing and bogus offers. It is possible to tell if a drug...
- Changes and decision facing beneficiaries. Lipowski, Earlene // Drug Topics;11/6/2006, Vol. 150 Issue 21, p23
The article reports on several changes in Medical plans in the U.S. The annual open enrollment for November and December 2006 features a new look to Medicare and sets Part D coverage apart from Parts A and B. The beneficiaries' Part D benefit will continue if he or she takes no action. However,...
- Rejection of Proposed New Appeals Process for Those Denied SSI Benefits. // American Journal of Public Health;Mar1989, Vol. 79 Issue 3, p368
The article presents a policy statement of The American Public Health Association concerning the restriction of the rights of the disabled and elderly to appeal government decisions that deny them Social Security, Medicare and welfare benefits. The association recognizes that the appeals process...
- PLUGGING THE GAPS WITH MEDIGAP. Walsh, Janet L. // Journal of Financial Planning;Apr93, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p68
The new standardized Medicare supplemental policies (Medigap) now adopted by most states necessitates that financial planners working with older clients become better informed about these changes. This article addresses basic Medicare regulations and how the standardized Medigap policies plug...
- THE CARD SHUFFLE. Gimbel, Barney // Newsweek;5/10/2004, Vol. 143 Issue 19, p98
Discusses the Medicare discount-drug cards in the United States. Guidelines for choosing a card that will work in a specific area and include an individual's drugs; Comparison of the cards at medicare.gov.