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Annual Statistical Supplement, 2013, now available
The Social Security Annual Statistical Supplement, 2013 is now available. The Supplement includes more than 240 statistical tables providing comprehensive data on programs administered by the Social...
3/4/14 at 1:00 PM Medicare Part B premiums in 2014 2/3/14 at 10:37 AM
When did full retirement age change to age 66? 12/16/13 at 11:02 AM
Health Reform Confusion, Scammers Could Take Advantage
Scammers Take Advantage of Health Reform Confusion State Insurance Regulators Warn Consumers to Be On Alert Madison, WISince the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in March 2010, unscrupul...
9/28/13 at 2:25 PM Medicare May Close 53 of Wisconsin's 58 Critical Access Hospitals 8/16/13 at 2:03 PM
2013 Medicare Tax Increases 2/7/13 at 5:48 PM
SilverSneakers builds balance, flexibility and friendships
Going to the gym can be intimating at any age. All the fancy weight machines. And people who look like they could be on the cover of a fitness magazine. Even so, LoAnn Dybing, Arlyce Widmer and Ethel...
8/8/13 at 1:28 PM SilverSneakers program available to seniors on Medicare supplement plans 8/7/13 at 9:13 AM
Got a Medicare supplement? It’s time to put on your sneakers! 11/28/12 at 10:44 AM
Mobile Device for Augmentative Communication: Insurance Style
An Android or Apple mobile device with a communication app for people who have difficulty speaking, such as an iPad with Proloquo2Go, is not a new concept anymore. However, insurancepayingfor a mobile...
3/22/13 at 8:52 AM
Kristi and her grandma talk health care
http://youtu.be/FiT4YSmJjDU Rep. Kristi Noem has released a new TV commercial. It's scheduled to hit the airwaves Tuesday, but our readers can watch an advance look above. In the ad, Noem tries to m...
10/8/12 at 4:23 PM A dose of Medicare, whether you need it or not 7/31/12 at 4:49 PM
McGovern continues to push Medicare for all, this time in Washington Post 9/15/09 at 6:35 AM
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Deb's Retirement...
10/5/12 at 7:17 AM
Today's Ask Your Government
Dear Teri, My question is: Is there a way to have a different number on ones Medicare card? My concern: After years of locking up my Social Security number, I was amazed to find it is now my Medicare...
2/4/12 at 9:29 PM Today's story 8/26/10 at 9:22 AM
The next big health story
What's going to be the big health story of 2012 - health care reform? The impact of state and federal health spending cuts? Nope. The next attention-grabbing story could well be about the future of M...
1/12/12 at 2:42 PM The cost of chronic disease 2/25/10 at 8:19 AM
Left in the Medicare lurch 2/1/10 at 5:07 AM
Position Statement: Health Care
The second installment of our position statements will reveal our position on health care. Summary/History of the Issue Access to quality and affordable health care is utterly important and necessar...
3/8/11 at 10:32 AM Medicare Part D: Open Enrollment Dates 11/9/10 at 11:31 AM
What ails North Dakota
UND's Center for Rural Health released this report on the state of health care in North Dakota today. It doesn't say too much that people who pay attention to health care don't already know, but it co...
6/12/09 at 4:59 PM