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Rachel Sauer, writing for the University of Colorado Cancer Center at the UC School of Medicine / Anschutz Medical Campus, reports that the PACT Act which went into effect at the beginning of 2023 enables many U.S. veterans to access benefits for an expanded list of health conditions presumed to be caused by exposure to toxic substances. This is particularly true for several head and neck cancers.
Retirement can be an alluring stage of life, a time when, as a psychologist once put it, you can stop doing the things you have to do and start doing the things you want to do. But living that ideal life requires a steady stream of income that lasts as long as you do. The earlier you retire, the more important it is to manage your retirement assets wisely.
Although a will generally allows you to decide where your money and other assets will go after you die, this does not mean your every wish can or will be granted. For one thing, according to the Colorado Probate Code, you cannot completely disinherit your spouse
The Harvard Medical School says statistics show that use of cannabis among adults age 65 and older has increased eightfold in recent years, and up to 80% of these seniors are using MM to manage pain.
Half of Us Will Be Diagnosed with a Mental Illness or Disorder at Some Point in our Lifetime. Watch this video and learn about many of the helpful mental health resources available to you and your family to help everyone age well, age wisely, in Colorado
In what can hit some surviving family members or other heirs as a rude awakening, state Medicaid programs like Health First Colorado are required by federal law to recover certain Medicaid benefits paid on behalf of a senior Medicaid enrollee. The program typically does this by filing a claim against the estate of the enrollee after they die. This is formally known as the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program (MERP).
If you receive health care coverage in Colorado through Medicaid, you might be at risk of losing it in the coming months. States across the country have begun checking everyone’s
On the insurance front is another occasionally used funding source known as a life settlement. This option, also sometimes called a senior settlement, involves selling existing life insurance to a third party for cash. This third party is a person or entity other than the company that originally issued the policy. The settlement amount to be gained is typically more than the policy’s cash surrender value but less than the death benefit
The letter to the medical advice column in the newspaper was from a granddaughter of a 73-year-old widow. “Sarah” was worried that Grandma “Jewels” had gotten hooked on pain relievers following surgery to repair a broken leg. She was also concerned about where Jewels was now obtaining her drugs and wanted to know what she could do.
For those who are involved in caring for family members or other loved ones in Colorado, the final act of caregiving may be taking care of arrangements after your loved one dies. Every state has laws affecting what happens to a body after death. Here are answers to commonly asked questions regarding post-death matters in Colorado
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In the latter half of 2022, many Coloradans became eligible for discounted medical care, thanks to a state legislative bill titled Health Care Billing Requirements for Indigent Patients. This bill established requirements for hospital discounted care for low-income patients. These patients have been given the opportunity to apply for financial assistance or charity care programs at the health care facility where they receive care.
Billing for hospital stays and other medical services has never been simple and clear for patients, and the picture has very often been made even murkier with what is known as “surprise billing” or “balance billing.” The names derive from what the happening literally is—i.e., an unexpected bill for an unexpected balance owed. The good news is that in the interest of protecting consumers, various measures have been enacted to rein in the extent of surprise billing by specifying when it can happen and when it cannot.
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Caring for an older parent or other elderly loved one poses many challenges involving available time, energy, and finances. Caregivers need all the help they can get. There are a number of government programs designed to assist in one way or another.
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