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What to do if you’re wrongfully billed for Medicare costs
If you’re among the 7.5 million people in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Program , doctors, suppliers, and other providers should not bill you for services and items covered by Medicare, including deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments. If a provider asks you to pay, that’s against the law.
ONE IN EIGHT CHRONICALLY ILL BANKRUPT BECAUSE OF MEDICAL BILLS
The steep rise in health insurance deductibles over the last decade has saddled insured, middle- and working-class Americans with medical bills they can’t afford, a Los Angeles Times examination of job-based insurance shows.
25 Common Nursing Home Problems— & How to Resolve Them
Beware: these 25 problems occur across the country. They happen in cities, suburbs, and rural communities. They also happen both in “good” and “bad” nursing homes. Even the better nursing homes tend to follow standard procedures that violate federal law and harm residents.
The Washington State Senate passed the Long-Term Care Trust Act. Governor Jay Inslee has signed it into law. This first-in-the-nation legislation, introduced by Rep. Laurie Jinkins, creates a safety net for long-term care by having workers pay a small premium on their income starting in 2022. Benefits would be payable beginning in 2025.
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides fresh fruit and vegetables to lower-income seniors and supports local farming by increasing the use of farmers markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture. Produce is also purchased directly from farmers for delivery to seniors.
The shadow of age bias in hiring, though, is long. Tens of thousands of workers say that even with the right qualifications for a job, they are repeatedly turned away because they are over 50, or even 40, and considered too old. The problem is getting more scrutiny after revelations that hundreds of
The one issue most Americans can agree on is that the price of prescription drugs are out of control. Based on past trends, it appears that popular prescription drug prices doubled in less than a decade. https://qz.com/1634288/prices-for-common-prescription-drugs-shot-up-76-in-6-years/
It’s unfair that Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world. We must crack down on price gouging and the greedy practices that keep prices artificially high. It’s time our leaders stick up for people 50+ and their families. AARP has listed some commonsense solutions.