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Medicare Open Enrollment: Is Obamacare Hiking Up Medicare Part B Premiums?

Great question in Consumer Reports today:

Q. I heard that the Medicare Part B premium was going to go up to $120 in 2013 and $247 in 2014 as part of Obamacare, and that this was kept under wraps so as not to influence the outcome of the 2012 election. True or false?

A. I’ve . . . → Read More: Medicare Open Enrollment: Is Obamacare Hiking Up Medicare Part B Premiums?

Medicare Open Enrollment: Only One Week Left to Switch Medicare Advantage Plans!

We may have only just finished Thanksgiving, but don’t forget Medicare Open Enrollment season! Have you started looking at your Medicare enrollment options?

We hope so, especially if you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan! We’re only one week away from the December 7th deadline to switch Medicare Advantage plans. Remember, like last year, . . . → Read More: Medicare Open Enrollment: Only One Week Left to Switch Medicare Advantage Plans!

Florida Clinic Serves the Working Poor… For FREE

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Have . . . → Read More: Florida Clinic Serves the Working Poor… For FREE

Could Your Employer and Health Insurance Leave You Hanging in the Hospital?

We’re not going to answer that question, but here’s one woman’s nightmarish story:

Kristen Magner was hooked to an IV, awaiting her first dose of chemotherapy, when circumstances forced her to put a dollar value on her life.

The 31-year-old Tempe resident was seeking treatment for an aggressive and rare form of breast cancer that . . . → Read More: Could Your Employer and Health Insurance Leave You Hanging in the Hospital?

Massive Recall of Generic Lipitor Begins

Big head’s up if you take one of the generic versions of Lipitor: Generic drug giant Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals has issued a major recall of its generic version of Lipitor. The generic Lipitor pills may be laced with tiny shards of glass.

The recall covers 41 lots of atorvastatin, the generic version of Lipitor. The recall . . . → Read More: Massive Recall of Generic Lipitor Begins

Free Mammograms in Arizona November 30th, December 1st…Register Now!

If you live in Arizona and haven’t had your mammogram this year, head’s up! Sistas of Arizona and Pink 365 are hosting free mammograms on Friday November 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m in Mesa, and again on Saturday, December 1st from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. in Phoenix.

On Friday, November 30th, the . . . → Read More: Free Mammograms in Arizona November 30th, December 1st…Register Now!

Man Flips Over $3,000 Ambulance Bill…. To Go Next Door

We wonder how much this comes out to per foot!

Tom Kosta complained of dizziness when he went to see the doctors at his local medical center. But his head really started spinning when he was sent an eye-popping ambulance bill over $3,000, CBS Sacramento reports.

After going to the medical offices at Lodi Memorial, . . . → Read More: Man Flips Over $3,000 Ambulance Bill…. To Go Next Door

Lesbian Couple Could Bring Fight for Federal Employee Health Insurance to Supreme Court

Most of us have already wrapped up our employer Open Enrollment choices, but for one couple, adding a spouse to employer health insurance has been a four year odyssey (and counting!):

Like a lot of newlyweds, Karen Golinski was eager to enjoy the financial fruits of marriage. Within weeks of her wedding, she applied to . . . → Read More: Lesbian Couple Could Bring Fight for Federal Employee Health Insurance to Supreme Court

Need Help With Medicare Open Enrollment? Visit Your SHIP Office NOW!

Have you waded into your Medicare choices for this year yet? Don’t forget there’s less than two weeks left before Medicare Open Enrollment season ends on December 7th. And if you need help with your Medicare Open Enrollment choices, now is the time to ask!

Free resources like like the State Health Insurance Assistance Program . . . → Read More: Need Help With Medicare Open Enrollment? Visit Your SHIP Office NOW!

Is There Any Good Way To Get Through Medicare Open Enrollment?

We know that some of you may be tearing your hair out by now, but you’re not alone! Jack Edmonston used to work in group health insurance, but here’s his story:

I tried to be a good consumer this year. I did Part D, the drug plan, first. I put two hours into it, starting . . . → Read More: Is There Any Good Way To Get Through Medicare Open Enrollment?