S.Z. Berg

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Medicare Expands Coverage for Heart Patients

Medicare Expands Coverage for Heart Patients

Now beneficiaries who have stable, chronic heart failure will qualify for therapy.

Government Drops Proposal To Reduce Medicare Drug Coverage for Mentally Disabled

Government Drops Proposal To Reduce Medicare Drug Coverage for Mentally Disabled

Under pressure from members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, patient groups, and insurers, CMS announced in March that it was not moving forward with some of its proposed changes to Medicare's prescription drug program.

Concierge Medicine Affordable To Uninsured and Underinsured

Concierge Medicine Affordable To Uninsured and Underinsured

Once reserved for the wealthy and upper middle class, a small but growing number of primary care concierge doctors are filling the gap for the uninsured and the underinsured.

Avoid College Debt -- Consider a Trade?

Avoid College Debt -- Consider a Trade?

However, fixing roads, sewers, and the like takes skilled workers, and there is a significant shortage of trained trades workers.

Will New York's Oscar Set Off a Nationwide Trend in IT and Health Insurance?

Will New York's Oscar Set Off a Nationwide Trend in IT and Health Insurance?

Anyone who signed up for health insurance in one of the marketplaces will relish the simplicity of Oscar.

Gluten-Free Dieting Is Expensive

Gluten-Free Dieting Is Expensive

The gluten-free food and beverage industry will grow nearly 50% from 2013 to 2016, to $15.6 billion in today's dollars.

Checking Accounts Offering Higher Yield Than CDs

Checking Accounts Offering Higher Yield Than CDs

If you're looking for a higher interest rate for your savings but don't want to tie your money up for months or years in CDs or bonds, you may want to take another look at checking accounts.

"Allergy-Friendly" Airline Scheduled for Takeoff

"Allergy-Friendly" Airline Scheduled for Takeoff

Air travel is particularly difficult for the growing number of people with food intolerances and allergies, but relief, at least for some passengers, is on its way.

Deciding Where to Get Care for Your Elderly Parents

Deciding Where to Get Care for Your Elderly Parents

The elderly typically want to stay at home, but when it comes down to dollars, what makes sense?

The Cost of Bad Advice Can Be Thousands of Dollars for College Students

The Cost of Bad Advice Can Be Thousands of Dollars for College Students

With college tuition continuing to spiral ever upward, taking unnecessary classes could boost your bill (and debt) by hundreds or thousands of dollars.