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The ABCs and Ds of Medicare… or “What Is Medicare Advantage Anyway?”

 With all the talk lately about the budget and whether Medicare and Social Security will have to be cut back, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about Medicare and what it is. So we thought we would revisit our primer on what exactly Medicare is, and what exactly people mean when they’re referring to Medicare . . . → Read More: The ABCs and Ds of Medicare… or “What Is Medicare Advantage Anyway?”

Generic Drug News: Strattera Patent Upheld, No Generic Strattera Until 2017

A new development in the case over Eli Lilly and Company’s patent on its drug Strattera which treats ADHD. Last year, a district court ruled that Eli Lilly’s patent on its drug Strattera is invalid, opening the market up to cheaper generic copies of Strattera, but this week, a U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld . . . → Read More: Generic Drug News: Strattera Patent Upheld, No Generic Strattera Until 2017

Venice Family Clinic Opens New Free Dental Clinic

If you have been looking for free or low-cost dental care in the Los Angeles area, this is great news. The Venice Family Clinic is the largest free health clinic in the country, with eight sites in Venice, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, and Culver City, and it has opened its first dental clinic.

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Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform) Appealed to the Supreme Court

It’s official.    The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has announced it has filed a petition in the U. S. Supreme Court, asking the highest court in the land to review its constitutional challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known to most of . . . → Read More: Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform) Appealed to the Supreme Court

I Found a New Job With Health Insurance…. Why Do I Need to Stay on COBRA?

As the economy starts to pick up a (small) amount of steam, we’d like to congratulate everyone who has found a new job with health insurance benefits.  Yay, you!  But before you think you’re totally home free on your heatlh insurance, a quick little note.  Don’t quit your COBRA health insurance just yet!  Even though COBRA can be . . . → Read More: I Found a New Job With Health Insurance…. Why Do I Need to Stay on COBRA?

Finding Cheaper, More Affordable Advair… Somehow

At almost $300 a pop, it’s probably no surprise that we get lots of questions about trying to find cheaper, more affordable sources for the Advair diskus.  If you have asthma, COPD or any of a laundry list of respiratory problems, the Advair diskus is one of the most commonly-prescribed treatments, but unfortunately, it’s also one of the most  . . . → Read More: Finding Cheaper, More Affordable Advair… Somehow

Free Mammograms In Arizona on August 13th… Make an Appointment Now!

Sunset Community Health Center in San Luis, Arizona is offerring free mammograms Aug. 13 to women who lack health insurance, are older than 35 and who have not had a mammogram for 11 months or more. Mammograms will also be available to women 30 or younger who present a mammogram referral from a doctor.

The . . . → Read More: Free Mammograms In Arizona on August 13th… Make an Appointment Now!

Generic Lipitor May Not Be Available Yet, But $4 Lipitor Co-Pay Cards Are Still Available!

Generic Lipitor might not be on the market until November (or ever ifPfizer has its way…), but you may still be  Lipitor for the price of a Costco or Wal-Mart generic prescription drug? Affordable Lipitor may sound too good to be true, but this deal is for real. Pfizer is offering $4 Co-Pay cards for its blockbuster cholesterol . . . → Read More: Generic Lipitor May Not Be Available Yet, But $4 Lipitor Co-Pay Cards Are Still Available!

Are Generic Drugs Really As Good As Expensive Prescription Drugs?

Since so many articles are coming out about expensive drugs like Lipitor, Enbrel, Crestor, and Advair going generic in the next year or two, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about the safety of generic drugs and whether they really work as well as the expensive brand-name prescription drugs.  After all, even if Lipitor is . . . → Read More: Are Generic Drugs Really As Good As Expensive Prescription Drugs?

Operation Lone Star Brings Free Medical, Dental, Vision Care and Low-Cost Prescriptions to South Texas

We get A LOT of requests for information on free medical clinics in Texas, so we jumped on this information right away. Operation Lone Star has begun its annual 2 week expedition bringing free medical, dental and vision care and low-cost prescription medications to South Texas. Operation Lone Star will be running free clinics throughout . . . → Read More: Operation Lone Star Brings Free Medical, Dental, Vision Care and Low-Cost Prescriptions to South Texas