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Home Care and In-Home Care: What's Covered; What's Not?

From simple tasks around the house to attending to medical needs, professionals can help you keep a loved one at home as long as possible. Here’s how to determine what services are available and whether they’ll be covered by your insurance.

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How to Navigate Medicare With RA

How can you know which Medicare plan you'll need for rheumatoid arthritis? We break it all down to help you determine which is right for you.

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IBD: 3 Women Share Stories About Applying for Disability

HealthCentral spoke with three women who successfully applied for Social Security insurance benefits about their experiences and advice for others.

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Do You Know What These Health Insurance Terms Mean?

Coinsurance, preferred providers, and deductibles can be confusing. Test your health insurance terminology smarts.

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4 Ways to Keep Health Costs Down in Retirement

While the federal Medicare program picks up a lot of the heath-care tab for Americans over 65, it doesn’t cover everything.

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Nursing Home Care May Be Less Costly Than You Think

While a nursing home stay may be nothing to look forward to, it is rarely as expensive as many of us fear, according to a new report.

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Will Medicare Pay for That?

Medicare pays many kinds of medical bills, but it doesn’t cover everything. This quiz could help you avoid some costly surprises.

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A Simple Way to Cut Your Drug Costs

If high prescription drug costs are giving you a headache, here’s a suggestion: Take it up with your doctor. Here’s why that can help.

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Winners and Losers in Senate's Health Care Bill

The Senate’s version of a replacement for the Affordable Care Act will help you if you are rich or young and healthy. But older, poorer, or sicker people will find higher costs and skimpier or nonexistent coverage.