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Medicare 'Doughnut Hole' Causes Seniors to Skip Diabetes Meds

Medicare recipients with diabetes who have a gap in their Part D prescription drug benefits -- known as the “doughnut hole” -- have higher out-of-pocket drug costs and are less likely to stick to their medications than ...

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Health insurance doesn't always protect people from medical debt

In 2010, about 40 percent of Americans -- or 73 million people -- had trouble paying medical bills, up from 34 percent in 2005. Now, a new study confirms that having health insurance coverage is no guarantee against accumulating ...

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Medical debt occurs despite insurance, study shows

Health insurance is not protecting Arizonans from having problems paying medical bills, and having bill problems is keeping families from getting needed medical care and prescription medicines, a new study has found.

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Senate health care bill to include public option (Update)

(AP) -- Health care legislation heading for the Senate floor will give millions of Americans the option of purchasing government-run insurance coverage, Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Monday, although he stopped short ...

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House and Senate look to final health care talks

(AP) -- How many Americans will get subsidized medical coverage - plus who will pay for it - will be front-burner issues when Congress returns next month to complete President Barack Obama's health care remake.

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