We don’t know if you’re noticed our handy Medicare Open Enrollment counter to the left, but there are only one week left of Medicare Open Enrollment left! Are you ready for Medicare Open Enrollment season to be over?
You better be, especially if you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan! Remember, this year Medicare . . . → Read More: Only One Week Left of Medicare Open Enrollment!
Big generic drug news today, and it’s not good. If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis and have been looking forward to Enbrel going generic next year, you may have to wait a little longer. Actually, you may have to wait a lot longer for a generic version of Enbrel to come out. Amgen . . . → Read More: Generic Drug News: Is Generic Enbrel on Hold?
If you can’t tell, we’re a little excited about the release of generic Lipitor this week. Over the last several weeks, we’ve tried answering as many questions as we could about generic Lipitor, but we came across a good video from CBS News with Dr. Nieca Goldberg, answering viewer questions about generic Lipitor:
How . . . → Read More: More Last Minutes Questions on Generic Lipitor?
This time of year, we get an awful lot of questions about health savings accounts (HSAs) and flexible spending accounts (FSAs). We know we can save money with HSAs and FSAs, and we know that the money can be tax-free, but no one’s really quite sure what they are, how they work and how they’re . . . → Read More: HSAs and FSAs: The Tax-Free Way to Pay for Your Healthcare
Okay, we know an awful lot of our readers have had Thursday circled on their calendar for weeks, and in some cases, even months or years, but in case you’ve been under a rock, the generic version of the world’s best-selling drug, Lipitor comes out this week. If you’re one of the millions who have . . . → Read More: Generic Lipitor Comes Out on Thursday!!!
So while talking to the Biz Ninja over the weekend, he posed to me this question (tongue-in-cheek!), Why aren’t there any Black Friday deals on co-pays? Which got me thinking about the question…
Now, of course, if you were to pose this question to most doctors, they would probably respond that they really don’t have . . . → Read More: So Why Aren’t There Black Friday Deals on Co-Pays?
We hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We’ll wrap up Thanksgiving weekend just with a general question to our readers: Do you think that you get your money’s worth in healthcare.
The question is on our mind after reading an opinion post by Robert J. Samuelson in The Washington Post on controlling healthcare costs . . . → Read More: Do Americans Really Get Their Money’s Worth in Healthcare?
This may seem like it only affects New Yorkers, but we think this is something to keep in mind for the rest of the country. According to the New York Department of Financial Services, New Yorkers are facing increases in health insurance premiums of 8%, and many New Yorkers will be facing health insurance hikes . . . → Read More: New York Health Insurance Premiums Go Up 8%… Whither the Rest of the Country?
Some surprising news came out this Thanksgiving…. President Obama’s chief of Medicare and Medicaid has resigned, nearly a month before his recess appointment ends. Earlier this year, 42 Republican Senators had pledged to block Dr. Donald Berwick’s permanent appointment, effectively ending any chance for him to continue serving as the head of the Centers for . . . → Read More: Obama’s Medicare/Medicaid Chief Resigns
If you’re a Californian with a pre-existing condition and haven’t joined the California Pre-existing Condition Health Insurance Program (PCIP), it’s time to start thinking about it. According to the latest figures, the State of California may have to cap enrollment in the PCIP program if new federal dollars aren’t allocated for it. Just a few . . . → Read More: California Pre-Existing Condition Health Insurance Pool (PCIP) Could be Capped in 2 Months