Category: Social Services

Health & Insurance, Social Services

How Prescriptions are Covered by Medicare

February 19, 2018

Via: The Caregiver Space

For over 40 years, Medicare offered no retail prescription drug coverage. Can you imagine? While Medicare Part B has always covered medications administered in a doctor’s office or hospital setting, just a few years ago our nation’s seniors often paid […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

US health-care spending to climb 5.3% in 2018

February 15, 2018

Via: CNBC Healthcare

United States health spending is projected to rise 5.3 percent in 2018, reflecting rising prices of medical goods and services and higher Medicaid costs, a U.S. government health agency said on Wednesday, an upward trend it forecasts for the next […]

Others, Social Services

Big brands are now using blockchain to fight ad fraud and fake views

February 15, 2018

Via: TNW

Remember when advertising was simple? That all changed when the industry became a digital one. Now that more and more ads are shown on mobile devices, advertisers cannot be sure if every impression they pay for is shown to the […]

Social Security, Social Services

Social Security Benefits For Children Beyond Age 18

February 9, 2018

Via: SocialSecurity Info

Social Security pays benefits to unmarried children of parents who paid into Social Security and then retired, died or became disabled. In 2016, we distributed an average of $2.6 billion each month to benefit about 4.3 million children because one […]

Social Security, Social Services

PSA: Watch out for this malicious Reddit knock-off that steals your password

February 5, 2018

Via: TNW

Redditors might want to pay extra close attention when visiting their favorite website: There is a malicious Reddit copycat that looks precisely like the real thing – but has been designed to quietly steal your username and password. What makes […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

2018 State of the Union: Healthcare Recap

January 31, 2018

Via: Healthcare Economist

What did you think of the State of the Union address? I won’t get into all the policies and positions put forth by President Trump, but I will review his statements related to health care. And we are serving our […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Viewpoints: Even In The U.S., Extreme Poverty Takes Toll On Public Health; Medicaid Changes ‘Are Not Reform’

January 25, 2018

Via: Kaiser Health News

You might think that the kind of extreme poverty that would concern a global organization like the United Nations has long vanished in this country. Yet the special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, recently made and […]

Social Security, Social Services

OnePlus site was reportedly hacked to steal credit card details

January 15, 2018

Via: TNW

Anybody who used at credit card to purchase their flashy new OnePlus handsets from the company’s official site ought to immediately contact their bank: hackers might be out to steal your funds. Following a slew of complaints about possible credit […]

Health & Insurance, Social Security, Social Services

Number of OSHA Workplace Safety Inspectors Decline Under Trump Administration

January 12, 2018

Via: Waste360

According to data obtained by NBC News, the number of federal workplace safety inspectors within the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fallen under the Trump administration. The agency has reportedly lost 40 inspectors from attrition since President Donald […]

Basic Services, Emergency Services, Social Security, Social Services

FCC must upgrade Wireless Emergency Alert system, public safety organizations say

January 9, 2018

Via: StateScoop

The nation’s Wireless Emergency Alert system (WEA) needs improvements that are long overdue, according to a coalition of public safety organizations that is pushing for action by the Federal Communications Commission on the issue. In a letter to FCC Chairman […]