New Medicare model may improve care, cost for knee, hip surgeries

BALTIMORE, April 1 (UPI) -- A new model of Medicare reimbursement for hip and knee replacements surgeries goes into effect today, with the goal of improving care while lowering cost.

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How To Maximize Your Social Security

Are you counting on a handsome monthly check from Social Security to help fund a financially comfortable, worry-free retirement for you – for life?

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Senate passes bill to better protect senior citizens from abuse

Senator Patrick Gallivan announces the Senate has passed a bill to make it easier for victims of elder abuse to provide testimony in criminal proceedings against their abuser.  

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Physician group: Let Medicare negotiate drug prices

ACP calls for several federal regulations

The American College of Physicians (ACP) on Tuesday published a position paper urging the federal government to rein in rising prescription drug prices, Alison Kodjak reports for NPR's "Shots."

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NRA: More senior citizens packing heat, going through firearm training courses

The National Rifle Association says more senior citizens are taking firearm training courses than before. 

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The 66/70 Social Security Strategy For Married Couples

Should you always wait until 70 to claim your benefit? No.

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Social Security Finally Explains Its New Claiming Rules

You may need to move fast, unless you're grandfathered into the old system.

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Tips to help seniors remain in their homes as they age

There’s no place like home for most people, but for seniors, that often means taking steps to ensure that can happen.

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Tax Tips for Retirees

We've just wrapped up Tax Relief Week 2016 on Morningstar.com. We offered investors tips for making the most of tax-sheltered accounts, optimizing taxable holdings, finding tax-efficient investments, and crafting tax-wise portfolios.

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7 Surprising Things About Medicare

Medicare, designed to offer health insurance for those 65 or older, is clearly a big part of many Americans' lives -- but there are still lots of things about it that plenty of people don't know. See how much of this article surprises you.

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