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2018

December

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  • Investigation of generic ‘cartel’ expands to 300 drugs. What started as an antitrust lawsuit brought by states over just two generic prescription drugs in 2016 has exploded into an investigation of alleged price-fixing involving at least 16 companies and 300 drugs. The unfolding case
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  • Deadline for Medicare Registration is on Dec 7 (Chinese). 為年滿65歲以上老年人提供的聯邦醫療保險(Medicare),公開登記參加優良計畫 (Medicare Advantage)的期限將於本月7日截止;今年可選擇的優良計畫和Medicare Part D處方藥福利增加,專家建議投保人不要只看保費,更要瞭解整體費用。
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  • Insurance company hammered by California wildfire insurance claims (Chinese). 加州史上死傷人數最高、房舍毀損最慘重的山林大火,上個月不但奪走數十條生命,數以千計民眾流離失所,現在連保險公司都成了受害者。加州法院宣判,麥塞德財產及意外保險公司(Merced Property & Casualty Co.)由於鉅額理賠負擔不起,公司將由州政府保險廳接管。
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November

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  • ¿Trabajar después de jubilarse?. Pros y contras de tener un empleo tras retirarse del mundo laboral Cada vez más personas mayores de 60 años deciden postergar su jubilación y seguir trabajando.
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  • Will we ever cure Alzheimer’s?. Few drugs have been approved for treatment of this dementia, and none works very well. It has become one of the most intractable problems in medicine.
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  • Medicare offers new services in 2019 in 20 states. 聯邦醫療保險計畫(Medicare)明年將開始擴大服務的試驗,全國20多個州的老年人將可通過私營的「醫療保險優良計畫」(Medicare Advantage),得到家庭協助與護理服務。
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  • ¿Alquila su casa? No se olvide el seguro. Tras la crisis y a pesar de la fuerte recuperación hay muchas personas que alquilan su hogar. Según las estadísticas federales el 64% de los hogares en EEUU tienen casa
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  • Republicans unlikely to protect pre-existing conditions. In campaign speeches, advertisements and interviews, Republican politicians are showing a zeal for protecting Americans with pre-existing health conditions. President Trump has gone the furthest, saying not only that he will ensure protections for the
  • How to take charge of your medical care. Walking into a doctor's office or hospital can be intimidating. But when you go armed with the right tools and frame of mind, you can walk out of that appointment or hospital stay feeling
 

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