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CT Golden Years: Medicaid, Medicare Coordination Could Save Tax Dollars In Connecticut

June 13, 2012
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CT Golden Years: Medicaid, Medicare Coordination Could Save Tax Dollars In Connecticut

In the world of government health care they are called “duals,” elderly or disabled people who have dual eligibility for Medicaid and Medicare coverage. In Connecticut, spending on “duals” or MMEs (Medicaid Medicare Eligible) as they also are known is the second highest in the nation. The 57,569 Connecticut MMEs represent less than ten...

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CT Golden Years: Burden of Home Care Falls on Females

June 6, 2012
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CT Golden Years: Burden of Home Care Falls on Females

Maybe this was just something we knew all along, but now it is official – women take on most of the burden not just of bearing children in their early years, but more of the physical and mental toll of taking care of aging spouses and other relatives in later years too. Part of...

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CT Golden Years: Death Becomes Us, and Probate Awaits!

April 18, 2012
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CT Golden Years: Death Becomes Us, and Probate Awaits!

We talk a lot about the aging population in Connecticut in this column – how we face the same issues as the rest of the nation, and how we sometimes differ – but there is another facet to aging that should be addressed from time to time – the end of life. Death it...

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Tax Cheats Need To Sweat At Least Three Years

April 17, 2012
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Tax Cheats Need To Sweat At Least Three Years

By the end of today you should have filed your tax returns, or least gotten an extension. If you failed to file anything, took deductions that you know are not allowed, or forgot to claim income, it is time to start sweating. The question is how long do you need to sweat. At least...

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