A Few Pointers To Help Save Money And Avoid The Strain Of Medicare Enrollment

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Older or disabled Americans with Medicare coverage have probably noticed an uptick in mail solicitations from health insurance companies, which can mean only one thing: It’s time for the annual Medicare open enrollment.

Most beneficiaries have from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 to decide which of dozens of private plans offer the best drug coverage for 2018 or whether it’s better to leave traditional Medicare and get a drug and medical combo policy called Medicare Advantage.

Some tips for the novice and reminders for those who have been here before can make the process a little easier. Continue reading A Few Pointers To Help Save Money And Avoid The Strain Of Medicare Enrollment

Hospitals Step In To Help House The Homeless. Will It Make A Difference?

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Listen here to Pauline Bartolone’s radio version of this story, which first ran on Capital Public Radio.

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During the five years Tony Price roamed the streets and dozed in doorways, the emergency rooms of Sacramento’s hospitals were a regular place for him to sleep off a hard day’s drinking.

Continue reading Hospitals Step In To Help House The Homeless. Will It Make A Difference?