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Christopher J. Gearon

Contributing Editor
Kiplinger's Retirement Report

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Health Care & Insurance
August 2016

Palliative Care Targets Quality of Life

Palliative care makes it possible to treat the symptoms of serious illness without giving up quality of life.

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Health Care
July 2016

Don't Wait to Check Out Assisted Living

Consider timing, type of facility and costs when choosing a long-term care option.

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Making Your Money Last
May 2016

Insurance If You Can't Work

If you're unable to work for an extended period of time, a long-term disability insurance policy could help pay the bills.

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Health Care & Insurance
May 2015

Video Helps With End-of-Life Options

The information can give patients more power over how they want their last days to play out.

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Health Care & Insurance
January 2015

The ABCs of Picking a Medigap Policy

For those enrolling in traditional Medicare, buying a supplemental insurance policy covers the substantial gaps left by deductibles and co-payments.

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Health Care & Insurance
May 2014

Health Plans Shrink Choice of Providers

A small provider network could lead to unexpected, big medical bills. Take these five steps to reduce that risk.

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Health Care & Insurance
March 2014

There's No Place Like a Medical Home

A new approach to primary care, patient-centered medical homes save money, reduce unnecessary services and improve patients' health.

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Health Care & Insurance
December 2013

Looking for Medical Help With a Clinical Trial

A little-noticed provision of the Affordable Care Act could open the door for many patients seeking potentially life-saving treatments.

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Medicare
September 2013

Medicare Advantage Plans Can Cut Costs and Hassle

These private insurance plans are a one-stop shop for medical care.

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Making Your Money Last
April 2013

Pay Flat Fees to Doctors With Direct Primary Care

For a set price, patients receive a full range of medical services.

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Making Your Money Last
March 2013

Shop Prices for Health Care on the Web

New online tools can help consumers find the best deals on medical care.

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Making Your Money Last
February 2013

Find the Best Center for Assisted Living

Visit several places, scour the fine print and ask a lot of questions when choosing an assisted-living facility.

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Retirement
August 2011

5 Ways to Age in Place

Communities nationwide are experimenting with housing options and services to help seniors live independently and stay in their own homes.

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Retirement
May 2011

Insurance That Will Protect Your Income

Disability insurance will replace a portion of your income if an illness or accident prevents you from working.

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Caregiving
July 2009

The Long-Distance Caregiver

Hire a care manager or assemble a network of helpers if your parent lives far away.

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Health Care & Insurance
May 2009

Doctor House Calls in the Information Age

Physicians are communicating with their patients using Web-based programs.

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Medicare
September 2008

The ABCs of Filling Medicare Gaps

Choosing among the dozen private Medigap insurance plans can be difficult.

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