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Coronavirus (COVID-19) — How To Get Instant Care

March 30, 2020
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You wake up and you’re feeling crummy. You have a fever. You may be coughing. But because of the Coronavirus, your physician isn’t available. You panic. In most states, you cannot even be tested for COVID-19.

It takes between 2 and 14 days for a newly infected person to start showing symptoms.

After symptoms begin to show, it can take more than a week for them to be eligible for testing (many people are not eligible at all).

And then, thanks to backlogs in testing availability, it can take days for them to learn they tested positive.

Maybe you should go to Urgent Care. But they’re so overloaded, they might turn you away.

Emergency rooms won’t accept you unless you’re have a very high temperature and having trouble breathing.

That’s when they will take you and put you on a ventilator. But what happens in between? Panic or medical care from an unexpected source?


When Will YOU Be Eligible For Medicare?

November 29, 2012
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Whenever the discussion turns to saving money in Medicare, the idea of raising the eligibility age often comes up…


IMPORTANT NEWS!

September 26, 2012
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IMPORTANT NEWS!

Reminder: Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15th — December 7th.

The EFA encourages everyone on Medicare to compare their benefit options and/or work with family members who are using Medicare to make the best choice for them. The following resources may be helpful to you, your local support group, or family member…


Social Security Claims — Winning Secrets

August 11, 2011
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It’s no secret that winning a claim for Social Security Benefits based on seizure activities is almost like trying to pull a rabbit out of a hat.

To be approved for benefits based upon epilepsy or other neurological conditions, the following two criteria are key…


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