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Harrop: Rx may be Medicare Advantage for all

In developing a health care system that is universal, provides high-quality care and is affordable, we need not make a fetish out of copying the Canadian model.


It’s a Medicare surprise for senior citizens not paying attention

A special Medicare provision that allows private health insurance companies to enroll individuals who become eligible for Medicare into their Medicare Advantage coverage is costing surprised patients lots of money, …


Medicare Advantage enrollment deadline looms

Millions of Medicare Advantage customers are fast approaching a deadline for a task they’d rather avoid: researching and then settling on coverage plans for 2015. The annual enrollment window for …


Medicare Advantage plans require scrutiny

Ominous warnings about Medicare Advantage plans have sounded for more than a year now. Health insurers say federal funding cuts to these privately run versions of Medicare will force them …


Patients find disadvantage to private Medicare plans

MIAMI – Cecile Sangiamo liked her health insurance – until she needed to use it. The 72-year-old Clearwater, Fla., resident had been on the federally subsidized, privately run Medicare Advantage …