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NJ among states with most Medicare waste and billing mistakes, report finds

New Jersey was among the states with the highest levels of Medicare billing errors in 2015, amounting to around $18 for every person covered by the program.

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The debate between Medicare vs. long-term insurance

Q. What’s the difference between long-term care insurance and the kind of care that Medicare pays for?

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Advantages to health savings accounts

Q. I have a health savings account that I’ve been saving the max to, and I almost never use it. When I start getting Medicare, what can I use the funds in the account for? What do I need to know?

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 9: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) speaks with reporters on his way to a vote at the U.S. Capitol, May 9, 2016, in Washington, DC. Senate Democrats defeated a procedural vote on an energy bill, which increases funding for the Department of Energy and Army Corps of Engineers. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) speaks with reporters on his way to a vote at the U.S. Capitol, May 9, 2016, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Senator: Is Medicare drug plan vulnerable to exploitation?

A senior senator is examining whether Medicare's prescription drug benefit is vulnerable to manipulation by pharmaceutical companies that set very high prices for medications.

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What you need to know about medicare

Q. I don’t know much about Medicare, and I’m 62 and I’m trying to budget for retirement in three or four years. What kind of extra insurance do I need above standard Medicare and what will it cost?

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Alberto Abin walks out of the UniVista Insurance company office after shopping for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Alberto Abin walks out of the UniVista Insurance company office after shopping for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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About 1.6M drop-outs from health law coverage this year

About 1.6 million people who signed up for coverage this year under President Barack Obama's health care law dropped out by the end of March, according to administration figures released late Thursday.

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If your elderly parent got sick, could you afford to take care of them?

Some seniors can get by with a home health aide, but others need full-time and long term care and most Jersey residents have no idea how costly either option can be.

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Medicare opens new push on hip, knee replacement

From Akron to Tampa Bay, from New York City to San Francisco, Medicare on Friday launches an ambitious experiment changing how it pays for hip and knee replacements in an effort to raise quality and lower costs.

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FILE - In this May 10, 2011, file photo Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., at news conference in Washington to discuss single-payer health care bills in the Senate and House. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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Sanders health plan would be far more generous than Medicare

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls his plan for a government-run health care system "Medicare for all." But it's not.

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Medicare expands coordinated care for 8.9M beneficiaries

Medicare is expanding a major experiment that strives to keep seniors healthier by coordinating basic medical care to prevent common problems that often lead to hospitalization, the agency said on Monday.

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