Posts Tagged ‘medicare’

An Act of Political Hara-Kiri

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Politics, West Side Spirit

Alan Chartock. Photo courtesy of wamc.org. To understand what he did and why he did it, you have to understand the realities of elections. Since about half the eligible people don’t bother to vote in presidential elections, the name of the game is to get your voters to turn out. When Romney chose Ryan he was offering a huge incentive for [&hellip
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Advocacy Groups Rally Downtown in Support of Supreme Court Healthcare Ruling

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

A number of groups and individuals met today in Foley Square to rally in support of SCOTUS upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Health Care for All New York organized a “Rally to Respond” to the ruling, which was quickly retitled a “Rally to Celebrate,” announced Director Mark Hannay to the crowd. Hannay was among [&hellip
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Myths About Medicaid

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Lifestyle

Lunch at Retirement Home Myth: I cannot become eligible for Medicaid because my assets are too high. Fact: Applicants for Community Medicaid in New York State must have less than $14,250 (for a single person) or $20,850 (combined assets for a married couple). An applicant’s residence does not count as an asset if the market value of the home, [&hellip
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Home Aides Relieve Stress for People Caring for Loved Ones

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Family, Healthy Manhattan, Lifestyle, News Our Town, West Side Spirit

Courtesy of Christopher Wilkenson By Roy Herndon Smith “Susan” was burned out. Nine months earlier, she had taken what she thought would be a temporary leave of absence from her job to care for her 85-year-old mother, who was recuperating from surgery after falling and breaking her hip. Her mother never fully recovered. She still needed help with bathing, [&hellip
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The Physician’s Side

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

Doctor’s response to columnist’s Medicare allegations By Seymour Herschberg Susan Braudy’s photo and prior columns suggest that she is not old enough to be enrolled in Medicare. I assume, therefore, that her first-person column “Fired By My Doctor” (June 10) is literary license and that her statements are based on journalistic research. However, she has [&hellip
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Prepping for Long-Term Care

Written by admin on . Posted in Seniors, Special Sections

Q: What is long-term care insurance? A: Long-term care insurance is custodial care insurance. It covers care generally not covered by health insurance or Medicare insurance. Long-term care insurance generally covers home care, assisted living, adult day care, respite care, hospital care, nursing homes and Alzheimer’s facilities. When home care coverage is purchased, long-term care [&hellip
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