Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Jump Start On the Week Ahead

Two must read stories and please pass them on to all that you know who would be concerned.

Studies Say Private Medicare Plans Have Added Costs, for Little Gain

Private health insurance plans, which serve nearly a fourth of all Medicare beneficiaries, have increased the cost and complexity of the program without any evidence of improving care, researchers say in studies to be published Monday.

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Unable to Sell Homes, Elderly Forgo Move to Assisted Living

The housing crisis has kept thousands of older Americans who need support and care from moving into retirement communities or assisted-living centers, effectively stranding them in their own homes.

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