By David Sayen, Medicare regional administrator When you go to a hospital, does it make any difference if you’re considered an “inpatient” or an “outpatient?” Yes, it does. Your hospital status (whether the hospital classifies you as an inpatient or outpatient) affects how much you pay for hospital services like X-rays, drugs and lab tests. […]
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June 14th, 2013 · No Comments · Commentary
February 1st, 2013 · No Comments · Commentary
by Rex Pritchard Long Beach Firefighters President Big changes have been proposed for emergency medical services in Long Beach, and the impact will be felt by taxpayers waiting for an ambulance. City officials intend to begin an experimental program to split up the two-person paramedic teams that have served Long Beach for decades. This will […]
July 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Commentary
Submitted by Jim Mills-Winkler, CMFC Financial Advisor, Wadell & Reed (Torrance) On June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in a landmark decision, that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the provision that most Americans carry health insurance or pay a penalty, is constitutional. The ACA, signed into law in 2010, made […]
April 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Commentary
On Saturday, May 5, Long Beach will be hosting one of the premiere bicycle events in the state when we welcome the annual Bike Fest and Tour of Long Beach. The day consists of fun for the whole family and a great way to promote America’s most bike-friendly city as well as our “Let’s Move, […]
April 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Commentary
By David Sayen, Medicare Regional Administrator Coping with terminal illness can be very difficult, both for the patient and his or her loved ones. That’s why I wanted to tell you about Medicare’s coverage for hospice care and how it works.