Louisiana HB 790 to shift nursing home funding to at-home care stalls in House

A bill intended to shift state-funded health care for the elderly from nursing homes to at-home care stalled in a Louisiana House committee on Tuesday after facing staunch opposition from nursing home representatives and skepticism from lawmakers.

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Your insurance coverage needs often change after retirement

Whether you plan to travel the world, run marathons, serve your community or spend more time with family, retirement will bring radical changes in the ways you spend your time. And whenever life changes, so do the risks you face — which means retirement is a good time to look closely at your insurance coverage.

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Study: Delaying retirement might help you live longer

Delaying retirement has many financial benefits. You can tuck away some of your continued earnings for the future and give your existing savings more time to compound. Social Security payments also increase for those who sign up at an older age. A new study from Oregon State University found that retiring after age 65 may additionally help you live longer.

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The Future of Physician Reimbursement: 10 Major Takeaways from the MACRA Proposed Rule

On April 27, 2016, just over a year after the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was signed into law, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unveiled the long-awaited proposed rule to begin its implementation.

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Look for these qualities to help you make an informed choice when choosing a nursing home

Many people hope to live in their own homes for as long as possible. Sadly, when that becomes impossible due to health or safety concerns, choosing a good nursing home is sure to appear on your short list of options of what to do next.

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New technology can help predict the risk of falls in the elderly

In a world where the number of people over the age of 60 is expected to double to two billion by 2050, Dublin-based startup, Kinesis Health Technologies, has identified multi-million euro opportunities for technology which can be used to reduce the risk of falls in the elderly.

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Taking steps to secure your assets now can help prevent financial abuse later in life

Taking these steps now can prevent huge losses later.

The mental competency trial of 92-year-old Sumner Redstone, the ailing chairman emeritus of CBS and Viacom, is receiving media blanket coverage.

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Raising the Medicare eligibility age would be devastating to seniors and ultimately raise costs

Medicare may grow to become the most important entitlement program for seniors in the coming decades. As medical costs increase, the cumulative lifetime benefits received from Medicare could one day surpass the lifetime benefits seniors receive from Social Security. Thus, the future of Medicare is critical for the 40 million seniors currently covered by the program, as well as the countless millions who'll become eligible in the coming years.

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Understanding the benefits and risks of your prescriptions is crucial for your health

As we age, our healthcare needs become more complex. This often leads us to seek care from a wide variety of healthcare providers and specialists, which can result in a very high number of prescription medications.

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Family Physicians: Senate Bill 187 would compromise patient safety & health care in Louisiana

SB 187 by Senator Barrow is scheduled to be heard this week by the House Health and Welfare Committee.

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