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FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website (NerdWallet via AP, File)

Liz Weston: Are Medicare Advantage plans worth the risk?

Sep. 14, 2020 6:53 AM EDT

About 1 in 3 people 65 and older in the U.S. enroll in Medicare Advantage, the private insurance alternative to traditional Medicare. It’s not hard to see why: Medicare Advantage plans often cover stuff that Medicare doesn’t, and most people don’t pay extra for it. But Medicare Advantage can...

Nurse practitioner Sadie Paez uses a stethoscope to listen to the chest of William Merry, who is recovering from pneumonia at his home, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Ipswich, Mass.  As hospitals care for people with COVID-19 and try to keep others from catching the virus, more patients are opting to be treated where they feel safest: at home. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pandemic pushes expansion of 'hospital-at-home' treatment

Aug. 20, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

As hospitals care for people with COVID-19 and try to keep others from catching the virus, more patients are opting to be treated where they feel safest: at home. Across the U.S., “hospital at home” programs are taking off amid the pandemic, thanks to communications technology, portable medical...

What to do if losing your job means losing life insurance

Aug. 12, 2020 9:43 AM EDT

The coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the U.S. economy as businesses both big and small cut back, close and declare bankruptcy. Consequently, a reported 16.3 million Americans were unemployed in July compared to just over 6 million the previous year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In...

In this photo provided by Lauren Shell, Shell poses for a selfie at her home in Leominster, Mass., on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020.  During the pandemic Shell, a breast cancer survivor, arranged a quick video visit through the app Zoom in May with her doctor in Boston. Telemedicine grew explosively after COVID-19 shut down much of the economy earlier this year and forced doctors and patients to connect virtually. (Lauren Shell via AP)

Telemedicine shines during pandemic but will glow fade?

Aug. 10, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

Racked with anxiety, Lauren Shell needed to talk to her cancer doctor. But she lives at least an hour away and it was the middle of her workday. It was also the middle of a pandemic. Enter telemedicine. The 34-year-old Leominster, Massachusetts, resident arranged a quick video visit through the app Zoom in May...

President Donald Trump speaks during an event at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's smoke and mirrors on executive orders

Aug. 10, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't telling the full story when it comes to executive orders on coronavirus relief payments and health care. Over the weekend, the president suggested that his move to bypass Congress with executive action calling for up to $400 in weekly unemployment assistance...

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in Bedminster, N.J., Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false push on preexisting conditions

Aug. 8, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is teasing the possibility of executive action to require health insurance companies to cover preexisting medical conditions, something that he says “has never been done before.” It’s been done before. People with such medical problems have...

FILE- In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, the CVS Health logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  CVS Health’s second-quarter performance beat Wall Street’s expectations as the drugstore chain and pharmacy benefits manager experienced reduced benefit costs. It raised its full-year earnings forecast. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

CVS posts strong 2Q, with virus delaying elective procedures

Aug. 5, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

CVS Health reported surprisingly strong second-quarter earnings as people postponed elective medical procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it raised its profit expectations for the year. The postponed procedures led to lower benefit costs for the company's Aetna insurance arm, a main reason net income...