Changes to Florida's Medicaid coverage will make it harder for the elderly

State Medicaid officials had previously estimated the eligibility would affect about 39,000 people annually — with pregnant women and children exempt — and amount to $98 million.

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Georgia, Florida & Mississippi on the top 10 list of tax friendly states for retirees

These 10 states impose the lowest taxes on retirees, according to Kiplinger's 2018 analysis of state taxes. All of them exempt Social Security benefits from state taxes. Most exempt at least a portion of other retirement income, such as pensions and withdrawals from tax-deferred retirement plans. Most also have low property taxes. That's important because the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act limits the amount you can deduct in state and local taxes on your federal return to $10,000 a year.

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New federal legislation aims to put an end to illegal robocalls

Are robocalls annoying? If you think so, you’ll want to get behind new federal legislation that would raise the $1,500-per-call penalty for illegal robocalls to $10,000, and give the Federal Communications Commission three years after a call instead of one year to take action.

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Tacoma, Washington approves measure to fine nursing homes & assisted living communities for calling 911 to help lift seniors after falls

In an effort to deter nursing home staff from calling 911 when a resident falls, one Washington city has added a penalty.

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Preparing months or even years in advance can help your transition to assisted living go more smoothly

Moving into a new home isn't easy, but with some preparation and a little support, it can be a positive change.

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Florida seniors have more Medicare Advantage options than ever before, but they continue to experience frustrations with access to doctors & unexpected costs

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.Nov. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- With the average senior able to shop among 24 Medicare Advantage plans in the current open enrollment period that closes on December 7, a recent survey commissioned by Devoted Health showed that seniors polled in Florida continue to experience frustrations with the plans they chose.

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102 year old woman ditches her wheelchair to play basketball as part of an intergenerational sports day

We just want her in our girl gang.

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Medicare is a frequent target for fraud, but fortunately there are things you can do to protect yourself

ACCORDING TO THE Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, scams against government and private health care insurers form the largest type of insurance fraud – by far. No one knows exactly how much money is lost through health care fraud, but it is likely in the tens of billions of dollars a year, the group claims. In addition, medical identity theft is now one of the top complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission, CNBC reports.

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New study claims that ageism results in $63 billion in excess health care costs each year

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Prejudice directed at older people results in $63 billion in excess health costs each year in the United States, a new study claims

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Several Mississippi hospitals are ending their Medicare Advantage agreements, creating problems for local seniors

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said two in-state hospitals are ending Medicare Advantage agreements.

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