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Medicare Enrollment Ends Saturday, December 7

For those on medicare, time is almost up for making decisions on which plan to use next year as the open enrollment period is about to come to a close.

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Medicare Scam Returns to Montana, Tricks at Least One Citizen into Giving Banking Information

An old medicare scam has resurfaced in Montana and has already begun to do some damage.

"We are receiving several calls that beneficiaries in Montana are receiving unsolicited phone calls from people who are reporting to be with some agency," said Montana Senior Medicare Patrol Program Manager for Missoula Aging Services Renee Labrie-Shanks

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Affordable Care Act Implementation Money Flows to 17 Montana Health Centers

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announces that $1,474,935 worth of federal dollars would be pouring into Montana.

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Montana Legislature Ends With In-Fighting, No Medicaid Expansion

The Montana Senate has wrapped up the final day of the 2013 session after more in-fighting and maneuvering over a bipartisan budget deal.

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The Economics of Medicaid Expansion for Montana

Today (Jan. 23) on Talk Back we have the privilege of speaking with economist Gregg Davis from the Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

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Schweitzer Asks for Pilot Program for Canadian Drugs

Read Brian Schweitzer's letter to Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking for a Canadian pharmaceutical drug trial program that would operate out of the new State Employee clinic in Helena.

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How Are Medicare Changes Effecting Montana? [Audio]

This week, the U.S. will reach the two year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. In anticipation of this, The Department of Health and Human Services recently released numbers to demonstrate the effect of the Affordable Care Act on Medicare in Montana.

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Montanans Have Saved Over $4M On Prescription Drugs [AUDIO]

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that as of the end of October, more seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare have seen significantly lower costs for important health care – through both discounts on brand-name drugs in the Medicare Part D "donut hole" coverage gap and free preventive care.

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AARP Hosts “Teletown Hall” Meeting To Address Entitlement Cuts [AUDIO]

Medicare may lose some funding, which could potentially make health insurance for seniors more expensive. Social Security is also at risk of facing cuts. Senator Jon Tester says he is concerned about the cuts that could affect Montana seniors and  is committed to making  responsible decisions across the board

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Senators Want Biden To Leave Medicare Alone

Five Democratic senators are calling on Vice President Joe Biden to reaffirm his commitment to leaving Medicare unchanged during budget and deficit negotiations.

Sens. Claire McCaskill, of Missouri, Jon Tester, of Montana, Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, Ben Cardin of Maryland and Bill Nelson of Florida express their concerns in a letter sent Monday to Biden. The letter was obtained by The Associated Press.

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