In general, yes. Medical equipment and preventive services are covered by Medicare Part B (you may know Medicare Part B by its other name, the Medical Insurance program). This Part covers medical equipment including the walkers, oxygen, wheelchairs and other medical equipment your doctor prescribes. Part B also takes... 
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As the cost of a nursing home stay has increased, so has the cost of long-term care insurance, causing many seniors to reassess the value of such insurance. Many people’s financial planning for retirement includes a combination of Social Security retirement benefits, other sources of income such as a pension, and... 
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The murder trial for “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius begins Monday in South Africa.  He got that nickname because of the prosthetics used while running and competing in the Olympics.  The case received wide publicity when he shot his girlfriend while she was in the bathroom of his home.  “Blade... 
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Millions of low- and fixed-income Americans depend on Medicaid for health care. Many are fortunate enough to receive that care in their homes or at nearby facilities. Unfortunately, some have no choice but to receive treatment in nursing homes and in other institutional settings that may be nowhere near their homes,... 
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With fuel prices rising, subcompact cars, or “minicars,” are becoming more popular, and new models are introduced regularly. But how do those very small and very light vehicles fare in auto accidents? According to a recent report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), perhaps not so well. The IIHS... 
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Sometimes, the final resolution of an important issue is swayed by both politics and tangential events. Politics, certainly, has already shaped the issue immigration reform. Now, a seemingly unrelated controversy has arisen and has the potential to shape some part of immigration reform in the U.S. The controversy... 
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In an unpublished opinion, The Illinois Appellate Court held that a bus driver’s injury — resulting from tripping over a mat while leaving a work meeting — arose out of her employment. The bus driver claimed an injury to her leg while attending a compulsory meeting for 200 workers held at a school. The driver... 
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Penalties for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in Michigan increase significantly if a person has a record of prior offenses. Here are the facts: First Offense Someone convicted of a first OWI offense can face up to 93 days in jail, a license suspension for up to six months (eligible for a restricted license... 
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A woman riding a bicycle in Rochester, New York died after being struck and run over by a city bus. The crash occurred at about 12:45 a.m. on January 30, 2014. Capt. John Corbelli of the Rochester Police said the female cyclist was declared dead at the scene. Police have not released her name or age. Corbelli stated... 
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The Department of Veterans Affairs is proposing a major change to the benefits process. Currently, a veteran can send any sort of written note to the VA and it starts a claim or appeal for VA benefits. The reason for this is because the VA system is supposed to be uniquely pro-claimant and make it extremely easy for... 
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