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(NAPSI)—With Medicare statistics suggesting spending on home medical equipment—bath seats, lightweight wheelchairs, walkers and scooters and so on—rising at twice the rate of health care costs in general, many Americans may be glad to learn about a new site that can help them select the best products for their needs and budget. The site’s founders have done the research to help make decisions faster and easier.
(NAPSI)—After surviving breast and ovarian cancers, 90-year-old Grace Ruby’s health was very fragile. Knowing she needed to take active steps to improve her health, she joined the SilverSneakers® Fitness program and began to exercise regularly at her local YMCA. In fact, she loved the class so much that she was instrumental in starting a new 7 a.m. class that now has nearly 30 participants. Today, she is also the self-proclaimed class greeter, and takes pride in knowing each one of her classmates personally.
(NAPSI)—As more physician practices refuse traditional health insurance and fewer medical students pursue primary care medicine, accessing and communicating with your doctor becomes more difficult—but there could soon be change for the better.
(BPT) - En el código de impuestos de este año hay numerosos cambios – 46, para ser exactos– como resultado de la Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio (Affordable Care Act, ACA). Pero lo más importante es estar consciente de que si su declaración de impuestos – y su devolución anual– serán afectados.
(BPT) - There are a lot of changes to this year’s tax code – 46 to be exact – as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What’s most important is to be aware if your taxes – and your annual refund – will be affected.
(NewsUSA) - No one wants a big surprise at tax time, which is why tax professionals recommend that clients review their tax situation early to make any necessary adjustments to withholding or estimated tax payments.
(NAPSI)—Every day, more than 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 and become eligible for Medicare-but the generation that put the first man on the moon doesn’t plan to spend retirement sitting back in a rocking chair. In fact, a recent survey shows that 87 percent of New York area boomers say “you’re only as old as you feel.”
Medicare helps protect good health so people can lead active, rich and rewarding lives—if you sign up in time with the plan that’s best for you. (NAPS)
(BPT) - The end of 2014 is shaping up to be relatively quiet compared to the challenges of recent years - such as the fiscal cliff. After this year’s mid-term elections a lame duck Congress needs to fund the operations of the federal government, so it is possible new tax law changes could affect current income tax and financial planning. For the time being, though, the current laws provide the guidelines of how taxpayers need to plan.
(BPT) - The Affordable Care Act has changed the health care insurance landscape since last year, and for the first time, health care and your taxes are now directly related. Millions of Americans will have to start making decisions about health care insurance now to be able to save more of their hard-earned money come tax time. The good news is that people have more options than ever for affordable health insurance and now is the time to find out what works best for you and your family.
(NewsUSA) - As tax season approaches, there's still time to talk to a licensed tax specialist about your withholding and other possibilities for improving your tax-time savings.
(NewsUSA) - Nearly everyone gets heartburn now and then. But the fiery sensation that grips your chest and throat after eating spicy food, for example, can also be a symptom of a more serious condition: gastroesophageal reflux disease, which in its most chronic form can lead to cancer.
When her mother’s brittle diabetes got out of hand, Maria Klimaszewski knew the choice was clear: Bring her home.
(BPT) - A diabetes diagnosis can be daunting, but a simple attitude adjustment can make a world of difference in how well you fare while living with the disease. By proactively taking steps to monitor key health indicators, experts agree that it’s possible to prevent some of the most severe risks of diabetes, including lower limb amputation.
(NAPSI)—In the first year that most Americans were required to have health insurance, more than 8 million individuals got insurance through the federal or a state-sponsored marketplace.
(BPT) - Health insurance and income taxes, once an unlikely pair, are now close companions as a result of the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandate that took effect Jan. 1, 2014.
(BPT) - Finding the right Medicare plan can be a little confusing – there are so many plans and coverage options to choose from.
(NewsUSA) - As baby boomers retire in record numbers -- 10,000 Americans a day -- more seniors than ever will be asking themselves, "How do I choose a Medicare health plan that's right for me?"
Make sure you know what to do when choosing a Medicare health plan.
(BPT) - You maxed out your 401(k) every year you worked, invested wisely and planned carefully in preparation for retirement. Perhaps you even researched your Medicare options and you know exactly what health and drug plans you’ll choose. But if you’re like the majority of other Americans approaching – or in – retirement, you’ve likely overlooked a critical aspect of retirement planning and investment: dental insurance.
(NAPSI)—Every year, millions of Medicare beneficiaries must decide which Medicare Advantage plan to enroll in. During Medicare’s annual open enrollment period, October 15-December 7, you can change Medicare Advantage (MA) plans or enroll in one for the first time. Important factors to consider include premium costs, choice of doctors and plan benefits. But there is one other important question: What is the quality rating of the plan?
In a rematch of a razor-close 2012 congressional race, Democratic Congressman Ron Barber is in a fight for his political life against Republican challenger Martha McSally, a retired A-10 pilot who nearly beat him two years ago.
(BPT) - You know that little check you can always count on from grandma or grandpa around the holidays? It could be the worst gift your child gets this year, if he or she is a child with special needs.
(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is among the nearly one in three Americans who help an elderly family member make health care decisions, here are a few facts and tips that can help you have far more than the germ of an idea about the flu and what to do about it: