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Aging into Medicare: Your deductibles, expenses and options

PrimeTime by Marlene Baca September 13, 2012

Becoming eligible for Medicare can be a great thing for thousands of New Mexicans. Medicare helps many Americans afford high quality health care. It is important, however, to know what expenses you’ll have as a Medicare recipient. We are continuing in our monthly series about what it means to age into Medicare and what Medicare means for you. This month, we will tell you more about the expenses...

Ben Slocum, CEO of Lovelace Health Plan on Bob Clark Show Discussing Health Care Reform

September 12, 2012

Ben Slocum, CEO at Lovelace Health Plan recently joined Bob Clark on 770 KKOB-AM to talk about Health Care Reform and answer viewer questions. 

Health Care Waste Set at $750B a Year

ABQ Journal September 07, 2012

  The U.S. health care system squanders $750 billion a year — roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar — through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud and other waste, the influential Institute of Medicine said Thursday in a report that ties directly into the presidential campaign. President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are accusing each other of trying to slash Medicare...

Village chooses Lovelace for employee insurance

Ruidoso News September 05, 2012

Ruidoso village officials said at their meeting earlier this month the transition of employees to the Lovelace Health Plan is going smoothly. The change was aimed at keeping a lid on premiums while providing the best coverage for the money, Village Manager Debi Lee said. But some new enrollees complained about having to travel outside of the village for blood and other laboratory work. As part...

Will Brokers Have a Role in Health Insurance Exchanges

New Mexico Business Weekly August 31, 2012

Insurance brokers work with businesses and their employees to navigate a slew of health care acronyms, explain what it means to be in or out of network and generally help companies find the best health insurance coverage. But health care reform, particularly the health insurance exchanges that are supposed to make it easy for companies and individuals to buy insurance, could greatly reduce the...