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Four elements to how Obama plans to handle Medicare

Since the State of the Union Address last month, there has been a lot of anticipation held by members of both political parties. Republicans and Democrats have been awaiting details as to how the President plans to reform health care in America. According to a recent article published on the CNN Money website, here are a few ways in which he plans to make change: 1. Pay less for drugs: Increase the rebates the government receives for Medicare beneficiaries' medications so they are the same as the rebates given under the Medicaid program. This would save $140 billion. 2. Reduce payments
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Medicare – Is it time for a personal change?

As we here at Freedom Home Care outlined in a recent blog post, there are several different facets surrounding Medicare and what it can offer an individual. Additionally, individuals’ needs are prone to change and with it, so should their Medicare coverage. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website, individuals have the opportunity to change their health plans and prescription drug coverage between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7. Therefore, the time is now to make assessments and then make the necessary adjustments, if need be. Information on 2013 plans are now available online to help with the
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