Monthly Archives June 2015

7 Things You Really Need To Know About Medicare But Probably Don’t

Hootie’s Take:¬†Navigating Medicare¬†can be very confusing. This piece is a good read for consumers. Many people think that when they turn 65, they’ll be eligible to skate down Medicare Boulevard, relying on the federal system to take care of their every medical need forever more. They’d be wrong, wrong, wrong. Here are seven things proving that what you don’t know can hurt you when it comes to Medicare. Read More
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Big Strides in Cancer Treatment Will Increase Long-Term Care Needs

Hootie’s Take: Call it the irony of longevity. As we live longer, we may die slower. Cancer researchers are closer than ever to achieving their long-held dream of turning the disease from a death sentence to a chronic illness. This would be a remarkable scientific achievement. But while people may soon routinely live decades with their cancer in remission or even cured, they will not become immortal. Most will eventually suffer from some other debilitating condition and require a period of long-term supports and services… We want to live forever (or at least for an extra decade or two). And
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