The Cost of Medicare

Those of you who particiapte in Medicare have probably heard that the monthly premium for Part B … [Read more...]

New White House Hotline for Veterans

The Veterans Administration has announced that the White House VA Hotline is now staffed with live … [Read more...]

Estate and Gift Tax Exemptions for 2018

Whether there will still be an estate tax in 2018, and what is will look like, is  much in the news … [Read more...]

Veterans May Be at Higher Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

A group called Veterans Against Alzheimers recently released a report indicating that Post-Traumatic … [Read more...]

Social Security Announces Cost-of-Living Increases for 2018

The Social Security Administration has announced that SSI, SSDI and Social Security Retirement … [Read more...]

When Can you Expect Your VA Benefits?

The Veterans Benefits Administration recently sent a reminder about when recipients can expect to … [Read more...]

Court Approves Class for Lawsuit About Medicare Observation Status

Last month, in the case of Alexander v. Price, 3:11-CV-1703 (MPS), the US District Court in … [Read more...]

Use Your Smartphone to Document Your Advance Directives

Earlier this summer, I published a post (probably not for the first time!) about the importance of … [Read more...]

Another Wake-up Call to Document End of Life Care Decisions

A couple of weeks ago, our extended family came together to celebrate my mother's 95th birthday.  My … [Read more...]

Hospitals Must Keep Patients Informed About Observation Status

I've written before about making sure you have been "admitted" when you have been in the hospital … [Read more...]

VA Acknowledges Presumption of Illness from Camp Lejeune Water Exposure

In the early 1980s, chemicals that are used in dry cleaning and metal  degreasing, along with … [Read more...]

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Reconfirms Guidelines for Skilled Care

In a previous post, I have described the 2014 settlement in the case of  Jimmo v. Sebelius, in which … [Read more...]

Whose In Charge When You are in the Hospital?

My 94 year old mother was just released from the hospital following a 13-day stay, precipitated by a … [Read more...]

A New Kind of Employment Discrimination?

More and more employees are finding that they need to take time away from their jobs to care for … [Read more...]