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Op-ed: 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid

...President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law as an amendment...Most people who will become eligible for Medicare this year were in high school when this...Today, 55 million Americans rely on Medicare to provide needed care, including preventive...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-29/op-ed-50-years-of-medicare-and-me
Opinion
Lawmakers cite constitutional question in Medicare expansion suit

The fight over expanding Medicaid between Gov. Bill Walker and Republican legislators has gone from the Capitol to the Anchorage Legislative Information Office and is now headed for a courtroom.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-18/gop-cites-constitutional-question-in
News
Business no longer able to accept Medicare

An open letter to Medicare patients from Freedom Physical Therapy...movement, strength and function. Medicare has a well-established record of...physical therapy treatment for our current Medicare patients - and do so without charge...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-05-15/business-no-longer-able-t
Letters
Facing rising dental costs, seniors head to Mexico

...not insured, according to a study compiled by Oral Health America. A major reason is because dental care is not covered by Medicare and many employers no longer offer post-retirement health benefits. What's more, the Affordable Care Act allows enrollees...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-09/facing-rising-dental-costs-seniors-h
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Nursing home acknowledged for elder care

...receives state and federal funding through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as a small amount of private...for every 5-7 patients, Crawford said. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid which regulate long-term care standards nationwide...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-22/nursing-home-acknowledged-for-elder-
News
Voices of Alaska: Buyer beware on Medicaid expansion

...government for their medical care.The transformation will be that Alaska doctors opt out in greater numbers than ever and older Medicare patients, whose care is reimbursed at a much lower rate, will go without care until they are forced to head for the nearest...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-15/voices-of-alaska-buyer-beware-on-
Opinion
Voices of Alaska: Delegation working on solutions for Alaska VA

...while I reluctantly voted for the Choice Card as a Lower 48 solution, I bluntly stated at the time that our history with Medicare and Tricare in Alaska suggested provider support for the strings attached with the Choice Card would be lacking. At no time...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-21/voices-of-alaska-delegation-worki
Opinion
Alaska can do more to help those on Medicare

Alaskans on Medicare deserve some help. A recent survey...If you're over 65, and rely on Medicare, most general practice, or "primary...state had an excuse not to step in. Medicare is a federal program that doesn't...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/112110/ope_493108316.shtml
Opinion
Voices of Alaska: The Medicaid mousetrap

...has been overlooked by many is that Medicaid pays more than Medicare, for senior citizens, and Tricare, for military families...program will make more by serving Medicaid patients than those on Medicare or Tricare. This will only make it harder for senior citizens...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-03/voices-of-alaska-the-medicaid-mou
Opinion
Kenai Senior Center events

...Cooper Landing Senior Center ($8 van ride) Call to reserve your seat.? Thursday, May 14-1:00 p.m. ? Welcome to Medicare presentation, facilitated by Kathy? Friday, May 15-2:30 p.m. ? Rain or Shine ? If it's nice outside we'll build...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-05-02/kenai-senior-center-events
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