Jeff Marshall, Esq., a fellow NAELA colleague, compiled this list of amazing songs about aging for his blog. He asked for contributions from NAELA members and was gracious enough to share the end product through his blog. My personal favorite is Skin by Chris Trapper but if you listen I guarantee you will find some old (and maybe new) favorites. Hope you enjoy these!
Under the new Obama health care law changes routine screenings are supposed to be free, but patients must educate themselves as to what is free (a "screening") and what is subject to a charge (a "diagnostic procedure"). The problem is that a routine screening can become a diagnostic procedure midstream, while the patient is sedated. Pretty hard to discuss with the doctor if you want them to continue with that procedure when you're unconscious. This article posted earlier today details the exact problem for a 61-year old business owner who went from having a free colonoscopy as recommended to paying an $1,100 fee for having two polyps removed. Bottom line (no pun intended) is to TALK to your insurer prior to any procedure and understand what it COULD cost you. Never assume.