In this column, I will discuss some of the major changes of the SECURE Act, beginning with timing.
Houston Independent School District area superintendent Dr. Erwin Garcia and former Woodland Park Schools superintendent Dr. Mathew Neal both made their cases via web calls to be the one to succeed School District 2 superintendent Greg Upham following the conclusion of this schoolyear.
Bill Hearn’s medication to treat his mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, would cost him $275 per month from CVS Pharmacy through his Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. But the 69-year-old retiree living in Knoxville, Tennessee, gets a generic version delivered from a new online pharmacy, instead. It costs hundreds of dollars less.“I’d...
Oakley Torno is one of 16 seniors being featured for an opportunity to receive a $5,000 grant from Valley Credit Union.
House Bill 569 seeks to change Montana pension laws for the sheriff’s deputies and Highway Patrol. This legislation (as written) will destabil…
A federal lawmaker has introduced a House bill that would close one of a laundry list of oversight gaps revealed in a recent KHN investigation of the system regulators use to ban fraudsters from billing government health programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.
When I was six years old, my grandfather had his right leg amputated below his knee. I did not know it at the time, but this was the first in …
When to claim Social Security is not a decision to be made based on emotion, such as worrying that you'd better get the money now "while you can." It is not about a bet against your longevity or the full funding of Social Security. Instead, it is a multidimensional calculation.
Many older adults are using medical marijuana to treat a variety of conditions, but experts say that conflicting laws, unclear safety standards and complicated rulemaking processes mean it could be years before Medicare may cover the drug.
I work as a caregiver for two companies, care for 15 clients, and work a combined 60 hours a week. I’ve probably cared for 100 people in the l…
The Montana Department of Commerce, the state agency that runs the program, announced in mid-March that it would no longer accept applications for rental assistance.
FRIDAY, March 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- When a loved one suffers a stroke, it can be a relief that they survived and are getting good care.
The classes include Heart Healthy Cooking in April, Cooking for 1 or 2 in May, and Main Course Salads in June. Registration required and each class carries a $15 fee.
About $56 million is for bills from the fiscal year that's ending and $123 million is to cover unanticipated costs beyond what's in the state budget lawmakers are advancing.
Medicare Advantage, the private-sector alternative to original Medicare, now enrolls nearly half of all Medicare beneficiaries. But it remains controversial because — while most of its subscribers like the extra benefits many plans provide — the program frequently costs the federal government more than if those seniors remained in the fully public program. That controversy […]
THURSDAY, March 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Choosing a caregiver for a loved one is a decision no one takes lightly.
A year after private equity-backed Noble Health shuttered two rural Missouri hospitals, a slew of lawsuits and state and federal investigations grind forward. Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey recently confirmed an “ongoing” investigation as former employees continue to go unpaid and cope with unpaid medical claims.
Billings Food Bank now taking signups for Easter food boxes, looking for help with food distribution
The deadline to sign up for an Easter box is April 5 at noon. Bring a photo ID, Social Security cards for all household members, and proof of residential address.
WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- The death of a parent is heartbreaking for a child or teenager, and those who experience it are known to be at an increased risk for depression and other mental health issues later in life.
WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- If you’ve been suffering from caregiver stress, you've got plenty of company.
A recent report detailing problems with Florida’s patchwork mental health system had reached conclusions nearly identical to those of a similar report from more than 20 years ago. The echoes between the findings are unmistakable. And Florida isn’t the only state struggling with the criminalization of mental illness, a lack of coordination between providers, and insufficient access to treatment.
The goal is to help them build and sustain their own in-house support groups, said Casper Police Department Captain Richard Brown.
In-person mental health care is hard to arrange in rural nursing homes, so video chats with faraway professionals are filling the gap.
President Joe Biden used his first veto on Monday to affirm consumers' right to access environmental, social and governance, or ESG investments through employer-sponsored plans, such as 401(k) plans. Earlier this month, Congress attempted to overturn a Labor Department rule that allows retirement fund managers to consider ESG factors.The House has scheduled a veto override vote for Thursday,...
Many older adults are using medical marijuana to treat a variety of conditions, but experts say that conflicting laws, unclear safety standards and complicated rulemaking processes mean it could be years before Medicare may cover the drug.One in five Medicare recipients currently uses medical marijuana, according to an April 2022 poll by the Medicare Plans...