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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: All About Medicare

August 22, 2019

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News @jrovner Read Julie’s Stories Joanne Kenen Politico @JoanneKenen Read Joanne’s Stories Kimberly Leonard Washington Examiner @leonardkl Read Kimberly’s Stories Paige Winfield Cunningham The Washington Post @pw_cunningham Read Paige’s Stories Before “Medicare for All,” there was just Medicare, the very popular …

Feds Pave The Way To Expand Home Dialysis — But Patients Hit Roadblocks

August 22, 2019

Navigating Aging Navigating Aging focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million seniors and their families navigate the health care system. To contact Judith Graham with a question or comment, click here. Join the Navigating Aging Facebook Group. See All Columns Home dialysis for older adults will become more …

What The Trump Home Dialysis Plan Would Really Look Like

August 16, 2019

Mary Epp awoke from a deep sleep to the “high, shrill” sound of her dialysis machine’s alarm. Something was wrong. It was 1 a.m. and Epp, 89, was alone at home in Marion Junction, Ala. No matter. Epp has been on home dialysis since 2012, and she knew what to do: Check the machine, then …

Information for my situation

August 13, 2019

Medicare eligibility begins at age 65 for most people, but there are a number of factors that may affect your eligibility. Read on to understand who is eligible for Medicare and to see if any of these circumstances apply to you. 

Class-Action Lawsuit Seeks To Let Medicare Patients Appeal Gap in Nursing Home Coverage

August 12, 2019

Medicare paid for Betty Gordon’s knee replacement surgery in March, but the 72-year-old former high school teacher needed a nursing home stay and care at home to recover. Yet Medicare wouldn’t pay for that. So Gordon is stuck with a $7,000 bill she can’t afford — and, as if that were not bad enough, she …

Kathy Brandt, A Hospice Expert Who Invited The World Into Her Own Last Days With Cancer, Dies

August 5, 2019

Kathy Brandt, a hospice industry leader who turned her own terminal cancer diagnosis into a public conversation about choices at the end of life, died Aug. 4. She was 54. Brandt’s death was announced on social media by her wife and partner of 18 years, Kimberly Acquaviva, 47, a professor of nursing and author of …

The Talk Seniors Need To Have With Doctors Before Surgery

August 1, 2019

Navigating Aging Navigating Aging focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million seniors and their families navigate the health care system. To contact Judith Graham with a question or comment, click here. Join the Navigating Aging Facebook Group. See All Columns The decision seemed straightforward. Bob McHenry’s heart was …

Pilots With Diabetes Fight for Their Right to Fly

August 1, 2019

Commercial pilots with insulin-treated diabetes are being grounded. The American Diabetes Association is working to change that

Information for my situation

July 31, 2019

Medicare eligibility begins at age 65 for most people, but there are a number of factors that may affect your eligibility. Read on to understand who is eligible for Medicare and to see if any of these circumstances apply to you. 

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