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Medicare

Sen. Hagan visits Wilmington, speaks about Medicare, debates and Ebola

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videoSenator Kay Hagan made a stop in the Port City to speak to seniors about the future of Medicare and Social Security. Full story...
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Complaints roll in about problems with NCTracks

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videoOfficials at the state Department of Health and Human Services issued public statements last summer saying the new computer system for processing Medicaid claims was working great, even as newly released records show complaints were coming from across the state. Full story...
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Medicare: Cost-saving changes coming for diabetics

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Medicare begins a major change next month that could save older diabetics money and time when they buy crucial supplies to test their blood sugar. Full story...
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Child counselor sentenced for fraud and arson

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video A former Chadbourn school counselor will spend three decades behind bars for setting fire to his office to cover up Medicare fraud. Full story...
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Small protest targets proposed benefit cuts

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a href="http://www.wwaytv3.com/node/42943" title="watch video">video Only a handful of people turned out for a protest at the Social Security Office in Wilmington today. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Injured man on Medicare is able to stay in hospital to await surgery

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video A motorcycle accident left a man with a broken leg. He needs supervision by doctors, but forget the hospital. He's laid up in a hotel. Tommy Ritch says he wants his old insurance back and is willing to pay more not to be on Medicare. Full story...
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Census finds reaching age 90 more likely than ever

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Americans are more likely than ever to reach age 90. First-ever census figures on the 90-plus population show it's nearly tripled in size since 1980, to 1.9 million. Full story...
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Fewer Medicare Part D enrollees hit coverage gap

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The Kaiser Family Foundation says fewer Medicare prescription drug plan enrollees are falling into a coverage gap known as the doughnut hole in which they pay the full cost of their prescriptions. Full story...
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Obama: Debt deal is only a first step

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The Senate has approved an emergency bill to avert a first-ever government default with just hours to spare. Full story...
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Seniors face Medicare cost barrier for cancer meds

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Researchers say seniors with Medicare prescription drug coverage are facing steep copays for the newest kind of cancer drugs. Full story...
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