INSURANCE

Healthcare helps some

I have two questions in response to your editorial, “New Affordable Care Act will help Americans” (page 4, News Messenger, Aug. 29)  Affordable to whom?  Will ...

New Affordable Care Act will help Americans

I'm fortunate that my company provides me with adequate health insurance. If you don’t have good insurance, it’s too expensive for treatment if you have bronchitis ...

When a Doctor Doesn’t Take Medicare

  What does it mean when a doctor tells you he or she has “opted out” of Medicare?   An opt-out doctor is one who doesn’t accept Medicare. Doctors wh ...

Bikers not responsible

  For too many years now, we have been having to deal with the steady increase in bicycle traffic on the back roads throughout the foothills. I am not a bike rider and not a ...

How Medicare works with other insurance

  You may have wondered how Medicare works with other insurance coverage, such as a group health plan from a former employer or union.   It’s an important issue ...