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All consumers should check out California Healthcare Compare

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued the following statement this week:  California Healthcare Compare is a new tool that provides the public with access to important information about the price and quality of medical care in California. Californians have had very little access to price information before seeking medical care. In the last few years, we’ve [...]

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Trouble with your Medicare Part D prescription denial?

If you are having trouble with your Medicare Part D prescriptions, especially if you have been denied a prescription at the pharmacy counter, you’ll want to read this statement issued today from the nonprofit consumer group Medicare Rights Center: Today Senate and House cosponsors of the Medicare Part D Beneficiary Appeals Fairness Act (S.1365 and [...]

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Medicare premiums and deductibles holding steady for 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the 2014 Medicare Part B premium will remain $104.90 per month, the same as in 2013, as will the Part B deductible at $147, according to Joe Baker, president of the Medicare Rights Center. The news that Medicare premiums and deductibles are virtually unchanged is welcome [...]

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Medicare Plan Finder goes live today

Today’s the day new information for San Joaquin County residents goes up on the Medicare Plan Finder for 2012. Simply go to www.Medicare.gov and put in your zip code to first see what plans are available to you, then study what works best for your needs. To find out more about all the changes either [...]

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Medicare: Bundled payments program initiated

The following information was released today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Affordable Care Act initiative to lower costs, help doctors and hospitals coordinate care The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced a new initiative to help improve care for patients while they are in the hospital and after [...]

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