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Medicare Part D

ACA 101: Vocabulary Primer

What is cost sharing and how will it change under health reform? What are health insurance exchanges and how will they affect me? How will [...]

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Video Series Tells Americans’ Stories about Health Reform

A new series of videos from the Catholic Health Association feature Americans who are benefitting from various aspects of health reform. Among the videos is [...]

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Medicare Prescription Drug Premiums Will Not Increase in 2012; Data Shows ACA Helps Beneficiaries Access Preventive Care, Medications

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that the average prescription drug premiums for Medicare beneficiaries will not rise in 2012. The [...]

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What Does Health Reform Do For People on Medicare?

The new health reform law benefits people on Medicare in a number of ways. This 3-minute video from the Alliance for Health Reform explains some [...]

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January 2011 Implementation Update: 7 Major Changes Ahead

Health reform implementation continues with a host of changes that went into effect on January 1, 2011. Here are 7 of the major changes with [...]

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Health Reform, Medicare, and People with Disabilities

Many changes included in the Affordable Care Act will benefit seniors and people with disabilities. Yet, many of these individuals remain unaware of how they [...]

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New Report shows Average Affordable Care Act Savings of $3,500 for Medicare Beneficiaries

A new analysis issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that under the Affordable Care Act, individuals enrolled in traditional Medicare [...]

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Fewer Low-Income Seniors Will be Reassigned to New Part D Plans This Year

In 2011, fewer low-income seniors will be automatically switched into new Medicare Part D plans, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In [...]

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Medicare Beneficiaries Who Reach Donut Hole Will Receive $250 Rebate Check

CMS recently issued a brochure to Medicare beneficiaries outlining the details of a provision of healthcare reform designed to provide relief to seniors in the [...]

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National Council Releases Fact Sheet on Medicare Part D and Healthcare Reform

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act included a provision to close the Medicare Part D coverage gap, or “donut hole.” Currently, Medicare beneficiaries who [...]

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