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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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New Online Social Security Services Available

Michael Astrue, commissioner of Social Security, has announced the agency is expanding the services available with a my Social Security account, a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits. More than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) [...]

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Poll: California voters unprepared for costs of growing older

Sharing a news release sent today from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research: California’s weak economy has voters cutting back on current expenses and largely unable to meet essential future ones, such as the cost of long-term care, according to a new poll from The SCAN Foundation and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. [...]

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Joe’s Health Calendar for Feb. 26

Check this column regularly for health events of interest to San Joaquin County residents. New events are being added all the time. You never know what you could read here. Have a health-oriented event the public in San Joaquin County should know about? Let me know at jgoldeen@recordnet.com and I’ll get it into my Health Calendar. [...]

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Joe’s Health Calendar for Feb. 21

Check this column regularly for health events of interest to San Joaquin County residents. New events are being added all the time. You never know what you could read here. Have a health-oriented event the public in San Joaquin County should know about? Let me know at jgoldeen@recordnet.com and I’ll get it into my Health Calendar. [...]

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