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A Medicare idea you can sink your teeth into

Retirement can be a lot less fun if your teeth fall out and you can’t bite into an apple.

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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2018 file photo, the U.S. Medicare Handbook is photographed in Washington.  The Senate has confirmed President Joe Biden’s pick to run U.S. health insurance programs, putting in place a key player who’ll carry out his strategy for expanding affordable coverage and reining in prescription drug costs. Obama-era policy adviser Chiquita Brooks-LaSure will be the first Black woman to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, which also administers children’s health insurance and the Affordable Care Act.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Senate confirms Brooks-LaSure to run health care programs

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Should you suspend your health premiums in 2020?

NOTE: Mike Causey is on vacation. The following article was originally published on May 21 of this year. When budgeting, income and outgo are at the top…

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Federal Employees Health Benefits

Should you suspend your FEHB premiums in 2020?

For Medicare eligible individuals, there is an option that works for lots of people. Suspend Federal Employees Health Benefits coverage, enroll in a Medicare…

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A Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue ambulance carries the body of a Kittitas County Sheriff's deputy away from Kittitas Valley Healthcare Hospital, in the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Ellensburg, Wash. A Kittitas County Sheriff's deputy was killed and a police officer was injured after an exchange of gunfire during an attempted traffic stop. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Innovative solutions to healthcare issues

On this EXTRA episode, Judith Feder, Georgetown professor and healthcare reform expert during the Clinton administration; and Karen Pollitz, senior fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation and former cabinet member in both the Clinton and Obama administrations; discuss the myriad ideas surrounding healthcare reform in the US and what effect it might have on the DC region.

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