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Seguros de salud: Proponen nuevas medidas de protección para pacientes

In English |¿Alguna vez has programado un procedimiento médico luego de confirmar con tu aseguradora que el mismo estaría cubierto como un servicio dentro de su red de prestadores, para luego sorprenderte al recibir una cuenta de uno de tus proveedores donde indica que el servicio se ofreció fuera de la red? Fotos: 10 servicios médicos que Medicare no cubre ¿O alguna vez te has inscrito en un plan de salud disponible en tu localidad, pero cuando llegó el momento de …

How to Make Your Financial Dreams a Reality

Celebrating Black History Month is a tremendous opportunity to acknowledge our past achievements, address present challenges and dream about future possibilities. The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspires us to dream about a future that affords us to live in comfort and prosperity. He encourages us to build a legacy of hope and freedom that can be realized in every aspect of our lives. It is in that spirit that we encourage you to evaluate your dream of …

Help Beat Hunger in Small Ways, With Love

I believe that anything you really want to do you’ll do with love. That way, it resonates with everyone. As a chef, that’s what my “cooking with love” philosophy is all about. I hug folks with my food. It’s how I nurture people, be it my immediate or extended family or my community — mostly with soulful Southern classics like collard greens, soup beans, corn bread and Nashville’s famous hot chicken. Ending hunger could be a SNAP » Cooking is also …

Why I Sell Nutritious Food Where There Was None

It’s astounding that more than 10 million Americans age 50 and older often go hungry. Many live in areas that don’t have easy access to affordable, nutritious food areas called food deserts—where sometimes convenience stores selling beef jerky and chips play the role of supermarkets. Yet when entrepreneurs or large grocery chains try to open stores in these underserved areas, they typically fail. Why? Because you can’t operate a supermarket in a food desert the same way you would in …

Feds Propose New Health Insurance Consumer Protections

En español | Have you ever scheduled a medical procedure, made sure your health insurance was covering it as in-network — but later were surprised to receive an out-of-network bill from one of your health providers? Or, have you ever enrolled in a health plan available in your area, but then, when it came time to seek needed medical care from a specialist, you discover that none were available both in-network and within a reasonable distance from your home? Fortunately …

Latest TPP Biologics Proposal Is a Step in the Wrong Direction

As negotiators meet on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Atlanta, AARP is again urging them to be mindful of the consumers who depend on prescription drugs to manage their health conditions. We continue to have serious concerns with the direction of the TPP negotiations on key issues that will have long-lasting effects on access to affordable prescriptions in the U.S. and around the world. One of AARP’s main objections centers on the intellectual property provisions in the draft TPP agreement. …