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Medicare Part A

What is Medicare Part A? Medicare Part A  is most commonly referred to as hospital insurance. Part A will cover semi-private rooms, meals, general nursing, drugs as part of your inpatient treatment in addition to hospital services and supplies. What is covered under Medicare Part A? Part A covers up to 150 days total hospitalization …

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What’s the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

Medicare and Medicaid sound alike, and we know that causes some confusion: but the truth is that while these government programs provide basic healthcare benefits, they are dramatically different from one another. So let us break it down for you: Medicare:  Medicare is a federal health insurance program for: Individuals who are 65 years of age or Have …

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How to Get Help with Medicare for Seniors with Low Incomes

Medicare is a the federal health insurance program for people aged 65 and older, certain younger people plagued by a disability, and those with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD is permanent kidney failure that requires dialysis or a transplant). While Medicare helps qualified people with some of their medical expenses, those enrolled in Original Medicare (Part …

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The Food And Drug Administration: A Brief History

Up until the 20th century, there were few federal laws imposed to help regulate the contents and sale of domestically produced food and pharmaceuticals. (One exception being the short-lived Vaccine Act of 1813)  A patchwork of state laws provided varying degrees of protection against unethical sales practices, such as misrepresenting the ingredients of food products or …

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