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How to Maximize 2017 Income Tax Medical Deductions

One of the deductions that may disappear with the proposed federal tax reform bill is the one for medical expenses. Currently if you itemize your expenses, you can deduct qualified medical expenses that exceed 10% of your adjusted gross income … Continue reading

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Save Money on Organic Produce: Dirty 12 and Clean 15

Most people pursuing a healthy lifestyle will choose organic produce whenever possible to avoid pesticides, shown by U.S. and international agencies to be associated with brain and nervous system toxicity, hormone disruption and cancer, as well as skin, eye and … Continue reading

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Unaffordable Rx: 9 Ways to Save

In the U.S., prescription drug prices continue their meteoric rise. The truly outrageous increases hit the national news outlets and some result in congressional hearingsFor example, Mylan, the maker of the life-saving EpiPen allergy-reaction injector, increased the price of its … Continue reading

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Dietary Supplement Expiration Dates

In contrast to prescription and over-the-counter medications, manufacturers of nutritional supplements are not required by the FDA to print expiration dates on their products. However, many do some voluntarily. If there is a labeled expiration date, the company is required … Continue reading

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Obamacare 2017 Open Enrollment

The Open Enrollment Period for obtaining healthcare coverage through the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace is November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. However, to begin coverage January 1, 2017, you need to complete your enrollment by December 15, 2016. As … Continue reading

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Medicare Open Enrollment

It’s that time again—October 15 – December 7—when you can make changes in your Medicare health plan (Parts A & B or C) and prescription drug plan (Part D) for 2017. If you’re happy with your current plan, you don’t … Continue reading

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Employers Continue Their Cost-Shifting to Workers

With the news focused on Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance plans, it is often forgotten that nearly half (49%)  of  people under 65 receive their health insurance coverage from their employers or are covered by their spouse’s plan. Patients, … Continue reading

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Beware of Out-of-Network PPO Providers

Insurers continue to look for ways to control costs. While using the term “consumer-driven,” many of the changes are not in the best interests of consumers. One technique that continues to grow is the creation of smaller networks of doctors … Continue reading

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