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Medicare enrollment blitz doesn’t include options to move Into Medigap

By Harris Meyer, Kaiser Health News Medicare’s annual open-enrollment season is here and millions of beneficiaries — prompted by a massive advertising campaign and aided by a detailed federal website — will choose a private Medicare Advantage plan. But those who have instead opted for traditional Medicare face a critical decision about private insurance. Too…

La catarata de información sobre la inscripción a Medicare no explica bien las opciones de Medigap

By Harris Meyer, Kaiser Health News La temporada anual de inscripción abierta de Medicare ya está en marcha, y millones de beneficiarios, impulsados ​​por una masiva campaña publicitaria, y con la ayuda de un sitio web federal detallado, elegirán un plan Medicare Advantage privado. Pero aquellos que han optado por el Medicare tradicional se enfrentan…

Q & A about booster shots with a Duke infectious disease expert

By Elizabeth Thompson  COVID-19 boosters. They were introduced to the public a couple of months ago, but for many people, there is still a lot of confusion over what they are and who needs them.  As we approach the holiday season, when many people will reunite with family and friends they may not have seen…

COVID antibody tests won’t tell you what you want to know

By Michael Ollove Stateline Talk of the need for COVID-19 booster shots has prompted many Americans to seek antibody tests. In most cases, however, getting an antibody test to determine immunity is a fool’s errand, infectious disease doctors agree. The tests for antibodies, also known as serology tests, do not provide the answers that most…

Setting refugees up for success starts with the right housing

By Allen Siegler On an unseasonably warm fall evening in Northeast Raleigh, a couple dozen boys shrieked with joy as they dashed across a small soccer field. The field, sandwiched between a roundabout and a three-tiered beige apartment complex, had dimensions that prevented any player formation other than blob.  The primary school-aged boys quipped and…