SOCIAL SECURITY: INFORMATION & UPDATES When to start Social Security - a new short video
A new, short video by the Denver Region of the Social Security Administration is now at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/denver/.
The third video in a series, When to Start Receiving Retirement Benefits... Posted on 11/29/13 at 10:03 AM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA SilverSneakers builds balance, flexibility and friendships
Going to the gym can be intimating at any age. All the fancy weight machines. And people who look like they could be on the cover of a fitness magazine.
Even so, LoAnn Dybing, Arlyce Widmer and Ethel... Posted on 8/8/13 at 12:28 PM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Deb's Retirement... Posted on 10/5/12 at 6:17 AM
HEALTHBEAT The next big health story
What's going to be the big health story of 2012 - health care reform? The impact of state and federal health spending cuts?
Nope. The next attention-grabbing story could well be about the future of M... Posted on 1/12/12 at 1:42 PM
Grand Forks area residents will get with enrolling for Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage from state staff 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Guest House hotel, 710 First Ave. N., the state insurance department said.
Dear seniors, your Medicare benefits aren't changing under the Affordable Care Act. That's the message federal health officials are trying to get out to some older consumers confused by overlapping enrollment periods for Medicare and so-called "Obamacare."
Altru Health System paid $1.5 million as part of a $34 million settlement that it and 54 other hospitals reached with the federal government over allegations that they used more expensive inpatient procedures rather than outpatient spinal surgeries to get bigger Medicare payments, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.
Retired city worker Sheila Pugach lives in a modest home on a quiet street in Albuquerque, N.M., and drives an 18-year-old Subaru. Pugach doesn't see herself as upper-income by any stretch, but President Barack Obama's budget would raise her Medicare premiums and those of other comfortably retired seniors, adding to a surcharge that already costs some 2 million beneficiaries hundreds of dollars a year each.
When it comes to the automatic spending cuts that began taking effect this month, federal lawmakers spared programs that serve the nation's most vulnerable — such as food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid and veterans' assistance — from hard hits.
Over dinner at a swank hotel a few blocks from the White House, Republican senators wanted to know if President Barack Obama would support a gradual increase in the age of eligibility for Medicare, set at 65 since the program's inception more than four decades ago.
President Barack Obama’s second Inaugural Address offered a lot for progressives to like. There was the spirited defense of gay rights; there was the equally spirited defense of the role of government, and, in particular, of the safety net provided by Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
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