Insulin Help Programs

Help With Your Insulin Costs

Help With Your Insulin Costs

If you are having difficulty affording your insulin, the American Diabetics Association has a web page with programs from pharmaceutical companies where you can go for additional help. 

What will happen if the ACA (Affordable Care Act) goes away?

The Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments a week after the election in regards to fate of the Affordable Care Act.

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

43% of Medicare Recipients Skipped Dental Care During COVID-19

45% of Medicare Recipients have skipped dental care, regular checkups, diagnostics and more because of COVID-19

Medicare Part B

Social Security Administration Announces Initiative to Fight Fraud

Social Security Administration Announces Initiative to Fight Fraud

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Social Security News Update

Social Security Expedites Decisions for People with Severe Disabilities

Social Security has announced five new Compassionate Allowances conditions: Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumors, GM1 Gangliosidosis – Infantile and Juvenile Forms, Nicolaides-Baraister Syndrome, Rubinstein-Tybai Syndrome, and Secondary Adenocarcinoma of the Brain. Compassionate Allowances is a program to quickly identify severe medical conditions and diseases that meet Social Security’s standards for disability benefits.

People with Heart Disease or Stroke Have Higher Risk of Complications from Flu

People with heart disease and those who have had a stroke are at higher risk for developing serious complications from flu. If you have heart disease, or have had a stroke, it is especially important that you get a flu vaccine every flu season to protect against flu and its potentially serious complications.

Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology (MCIT) (CMS-3372-P) proposed rule

Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology (MCIT) (CMS-3372-P) proposed rule, would provide Medicare beneficiaries access to the latest medical technology faster than ever. Under current rules, FDA approval of a device is followed by an often lengthy and costly process for Medicare coverage. The lag time between the two has been called the “valley of death” for innovative products, with innovators spending time and resources on FDA approval, only to be forced to spend additional time and money on the Medicare coverage process. This represents not only an unnecessary waste of resources for innovators, but also a significant problem for America’s seniors, who are prevented access to these potentially lifesaving technologies during the existing Medicare coverage determination process.

Flu Shots Are Safe

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there’s no evidence that a flu vaccination increases your risk of getting sick from a coronavirus, like the one that causes COVID-19.  The CDC recommends getting vaccinated in September or October, but a flu shot anytime during the flu season can help protect you.