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Senate hearing examines the impact of hospital status

Friday, August 1 2014 2:37 AM
Categorized In Senior Advocacy
(Washington, D.C.) – Provider magazine is reporting this week about U.S. Senate hearings focusing on Medicare requirements for hospital stays. Senators have learned the use of the observation status for Medicare recipients has created a confusing situation t… Read Article

Prevent paying privately by asking about your hospital status

Monday, March 3 2014 11:46 PM
Categorized In Senior Advocacy
If you’re a senior and have to go to a hospital, it’s important to ask hospital staff if you have been “admitted” as an inpatient or if you are in “observational status.” This simple question can make the difference between Medicare Part A pay… Read Article

Supporting Our Veterans

Sunday, June 9 2013 6:11 AM
Categorized In Senior Advocacy
The Good Samaritan Society has invited elected officials to share information of interest to older adults. This is part of the Society’s continuing efforts to bring elected officials closer to seniors and issues facing seniors. Contributors may be any U.S. representative, … Read Article

Simplified tax forms, sequestration and Obamacare’s effect on Medicare

Friday, May 3 2013 5:24 AM
Categorized In Senior Advocacy
Jeff Stingley shares updates from Washington, D.C. Simplified tax forms for seniors In the near future, taxpayers age 65 and older might be able to use a new tax form that will allow an expanded number of income sources when they submit their tax returns. The Seniors’ … Read Article

U.S. Financial Challenges Weigh Heavy But Not Hopeless

Friday, February 1 2013 9:49 AM
Categorized In Senior Advocacy
On Jan. 2, fiscal cliff tax cuts became law, some permanently and some temporarily. For about 98 percent of Americans, it was very good news, since taxes were not increased by the anticipated $3,000 to $7,000 per year. One tax that did increase for every wage earner is the payro… Read Article

Developing a Healthier Collective Attitude Toward Aging

Wednesday, January 23 2013 6:39 AM
Categorized In Senior Advocacy
Older adults make up an easily identifiable and distinct part of the U.S. population. Why do we lack an established lexical etiquette for discussing them?Surveys by the Good Samaritan Society and other senior care organizations consistently reveal that seniors don’t want t… Read Article

Fast-Approaching Political Scenarios You Can Expect and Affect

Saturday, September 1 2012 2:25 AM
Categorized In Senior Advocacy
The U.S. general elections are coming up fast. On Nov. 6, you’ll have the opportunity to help choose who should take office in the White House and in Congress.You should also be aware of possible scenarios in Congress that may take place just before and after the elections… Read Article

Make Your Voice Heard Before Laws Are Made

Wednesday, May 9 2012 5:13 AM
Categorized In Senior Advocacy
What will it take for the United States to get its financial affairs in order and continue funding Medicare and Medicaid so healthcare is provided for millions of Americans well into the future?Most experts say Medicare will run out of money somewhere between 2016 and 2024. Medi… Read Article

A Question Seniors With Medicare Should Ask Hospitals

Thursday, December 8 2011 4:33 AM
Categorized In Senior Advocacy
If you are a Medicare beneficiary going to the hospital for anything other than an outpatient visit, be sure to find out if you are being admitted as an inpatient or under the designation “observation stay.” If you require rehabilitation after your stay in the hospi… Read Article