Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Health

Drugmakers to disclose prices for medicines advertised on TV

Drugmakers to disclose prices for medicines advertised on TV

TRENTON, N.J. — Dozens of drugmakers will start disclosing the prices for U.S. prescription drugs advertised on TV. The prices won’t actually be shown in the TV commercials but the advertisement will include a website where the list price will be pos...
Published: 10/15/18
The Times 2019 Medicare Guide

The Times 2019 Medicare Guide

It has four main parts, labeled A, B, C and D. But after that, the rules can be wickedly complex. Nearly 60 million people are using it right now. And with an estimated 10,000 people reaching age 65 each day in the U.S., that number is growing fast.S...
Published: 10/15/18
Medicare opens enrollment for 2019 with insurers focused on keeping you out of the hospital

Medicare opens enrollment for 2019 with insurers focused on keeping you out of the hospital

The annual Medicare open enrollment period kicks off today, and the news is generally good for nearly 4.4 million Floridians who rely on the program. Premiums are expected to stay roughly the same in 2019, and many plans are offering expanded perks a...
Published: 10/15/18
Nurses at HCA hospitals reach contract agreement

Nurses at HCA hospitals reach contract agreement

Registered nurses from 15 hospitals in Florida owned by the national chain, Hospital Corporation of America, have reached tentative agreements on union contract negotiations. Nurses across Florida and several other states have been picketing, and rec...
Published: 10/12/18
Medicare can be complicated, but one-on-one help is available

Medicare can be complicated, but one-on-one help is available

If you need additional help getting a handle on Medicare (open enrollment runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7), you may want to contact a state program called SHINE, or Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders. The organization is offering information sessio...
Published: 09/17/18
Updated: 10/12/18
Tampa joins growing wave of legal actions against makers and distributors of opioids

Tampa joins growing wave of legal actions against makers and distributors of opioids

TAMPA —Tampa is the latest bay area government to take legal action against opioid manufacturers and distributors, charging they knowingly marketed and sold dangerous painkillers like Oxycontin, Percocet and Dilaudid."As shown below, all defendants c...
Published: 10/12/18
To compare Medicare options, get help from the online Plan Finder

To compare Medicare options, get help from the online Plan Finder

The best way to choose your Medicare coverage is by consulting Medicare’s online Plan Finder, which estimates out-of-pocket costs based on the specific drugs you take, grades plans by performance and allows you to explore possible pharmacies in your ...
Published: 09/05/18
Updated: 10/12/18
Navigating Medicare’s annual enrollment period: What you need to know for 2019

Navigating Medicare’s annual enrollment period: What you need to know for 2019

For the nearly 4.4 million Floridians who receive benefits through Medicare, this is an important time of year.Monday, Oct. 15, marks the start of the Annual Election Period, when people covered under the federal health insurance program for those 65...
Published: 09/05/18
Updated: 10/12/18
Breast cancer awareness: From mammograms (2-D and 3-D) and MRIs to risk factors, here’s what you should know

Breast cancer awareness: From mammograms (2-D and 3-D) and MRIs to risk factors, here’s what you should know

Jenna Johnson expects to reach a major milestone next month: five years cancer free following a diagnosis of breast cancer.The now 56-year-old executive assistant and office manager was diagnosed in November 2013, after reporting a few months late fo...
Published: 10/12/18
For many millennials, reliance on the family doctor is fading away

For many millennials, reliance on the family doctor is fading away

Calvin Brown doesn’t have a primary care doctor — and the peripatetic 23-year-old doesn’t want one.Since his graduation last year from the University of San Diego, Brown has held a series of jobs that have taken him to several California cities. "As ...
Published: 10/10/18