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MAKING ALZHEIMERS A DISTANT MEMORY

Join me Saturday for our second show in the GAP Foundation series on finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.  With five million Americans currently afflicted with disease, and while we’re living longer by age 80, one out of two Americans will have Alzheimer’s. Join me and my guests, Doctor Jeffery Burns of KU Medical Center

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How Small Employers with Under 50 Lives Can Buy Insurance like Costco, Whole Foods and Home Depot

With the collapse of the Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, employers’ and business owners will probably experience significant premium increases again this year, especially if they are on an ACA plan and have not been grandfathered in. Having said that, it is imperative for employers to recognize that cost shifting these increases to

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Tax Tip For Medicare Recipients Employers buying Health Insurance and Individuals buying Health Insurance

MEDICARE: For most, the 2017 monthly Medicare Part B premiums average $109.00 however, the basic premium increases to $134.00 a month for some people. The group that pays more include individuals who first enroll in Part-B for 2017 and folks who do not have premiums deducted from monthly Social Security benefits. Upper-income seniors also pay

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When Should I Sign Up For Medicare?

If you are turning 65 or you are 65 + and retiring from your place of employment and losing your group coverage, you have 90 days prior to the qualifying event (e.g. your birthday or the date of losing your coverage) and 90 days after the qualifying event to sign up for either a Medicare

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The Truth About The Repeal And Replacement of ObamaCare: What Will Really Happen

Using the budget resolution process, Republicans will move forward with the four committees that control healthcare policy:  two in the Senate and two in the House.  This process requires only 51 senators to be present and vote, therefore eliminating the Democrat minority ability to block the repeal.  The repeal will begin in the form of

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Where Have All The Insurance Carriers Gone On The Exchange For ObamaCare?

Where have all the insurance carriers gone on the Exchange for ObamaCare?! Remember, when the ACA/Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare) was passed, we were all told how it would save us money, lower costs and ensure coverage for all.  Well, not really.  Costs for coverage have skyrocketed even if you have a government

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A Millennial’s ObamaCare Lament

Only 28 percent of millennials are enrolling in ObmaCare.  Why?  Could it be the cost of coverage versus the $695 penalty?  In The Wall Street Journal article below you will get a clear understanding of why millennials aren’t enrolling and its impact on the cost of health insurance for everyone else. By DAVID BARNES Sept.

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Aetna’s ObamaCare Shock

You can expect sticker shock this year if you’re renewing an ACA ObamaCare plan.  The Wall Street Journal article below explains why insurance carriers are going to be raising premiums and pulling out of the marketplace.  It’s not a pretty picture. Health insurers have been taking a financial beating for the ages on ObamaCare, but

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Happy Days Are Here Again: Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15

It’s almost that happy time again for those of us who are chronologically challenged.  October 15 begins that golden period of open enrollment for Medicare Advantage plans across the country.  If you have Medicare Part A and Part B, then you can qualify for one of these typically low cost or zero premium plans available

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What the 2016 Election Means to Your Health Insurance–Part 1–Democrats

On November 8, we go to the polls to vote for a new president.  Will it be Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?  And what will happen to ObamaCare when either Hillary or Donald is elected President of the United States?  Let’s look at the Democrat platform first and see what the party is proposing as

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