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Great study out this week from John A. Hartford Foundation on lack of usage of Medicare wellness benefit that is no cost to seniors under the Affordable Health Care Act

 

Here's Forbes take on the story. And there are plenty of related potential stories out there. Do seniors and their doctors know and care about this?

 

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Fixing Medicare without paying for it, health reform's insurance rebates, and controversial distribution of a heroin overdose antidote, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Mad cows, Medicaid cost-cutting, juking the stats on veterans' mental health care and more from our Daily Briefing.

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If a couple in good health with plenty of resources finds it this challenging to apply for health insurance policies, are lawmakers wise to propose replacing Medicare with vouchers?

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A safe shingles vaccine, irrational hospital charges, insurance attempts to circumvent court ruling, a rapidly dwindingling Medicare fund and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Solana discusses his new job at the Medicare NewsGroup and why journalists shouldn't be afraid to chance something new.

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Sushi salmonella rolls, saving on health costs by improving quality of life, tying doctor pay to the value they provide, the trouble with market-based health reform, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A scandalous situation involving a health care district in one of California’s most affluent regions raises the question: how are these taxpayer-supported agencies spending — or hoarding — their money?

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The dangers of relying on the body mass index, the threats to children's health, and saving money on health care, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Going into the second day of oral arguments before the Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of the reform law, a new round of polling suggests that antipathy toward that buzzphrase — "individual mandate" — comes from a slim majority of the public.

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