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Medicare 101: The five types of plans to think about during open enrollment

Oct 27th, 2021 | By

Open enrollment for 2022 Medicare health insurance runs until Dec. 7., and for Washington’s 1.3 million Medicare beneficiaries, the process can be confusing—especially when it comes to choosing the right plan. As a first step, it’s important to know the different types of Medicare health insurance. These include Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Supplemental (Medigap) and
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Anti-vaccination ‘horse pucky’ irritates 95-year-old

Oct 27th, 2021 | By
Anti-vaccination ‘horse pucky’ irritates 95-year-old

Ninety-five-year-old Hugh McMillan doesn’t want to hear why you haven’t been vaccinated for COVID-19. The World War II and Central Intelligence Agency veteran says now is no time for excuses. “Stay alive and keep your kids alive and keep your neighbors alive,” the longtime Key Peninsula resident said. “Get the shot.” Just more than 50
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‘Prepare for what is coming’ for boomers and Medicare

Oct 12th, 2021 | By

It’s estimated that by 2030, the youngest of the baby boomer generation  –  born in the post-World War II era between 1946 and 1964 – will be eligible for Medicare and 81.5 million people will be enrolled in it. Here’s some of what that could mean for the healthcare-for-seniors system: While this generation has longer
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Tribal activist to be memorialized in U.S. Capitol ‘for generations to come’

Oct 7th, 2021 | By
Tribal activist to be memorialized in U.S. Capitol ‘for generations to come’

A statue of Billy Frank Jr. will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol building to memorialize the work and “legacy” of the Native American leader and environmntal activist. Tribal and government officials attended a ceremony in which Governor Jay Inslee signed state legislation formally authorizing the ststue. Each state in the U.S. can be represented
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