Medicare http://peoriapublicradio.org en AARP: Il overuses nursing homes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/aarp-il-overuses-nursing-homes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The AARP says Illinois has improved opportunities for elderly people to remain in the community. But it says there are still too many living in nursing homes who need not be.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:25:15 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 25173 at http://peoriapublicradio.org AARP: Il overuses nursing homes Bustos weighs-in on healthcare glitches http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bustos-weighs-healthcare-glitches <p></p><div>President Barack Obama Monday said there was ‘no sugarcoating’ the online computer bugs following the launch of his health care law. &nbsp;Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says more time is needed before fixing the glitches that people encounter during the enrollment process:</div><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:44:51 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13736 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bustos weighs-in on healthcare glitches The shutdown's impact on Medicare enrollment http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/shutdowns-impact-medicare-enrollment <p></p><div>The open enrollment period for Medicare began Tuesday but because of the partial government shutdown, signing up could be more challenging. &nbsp;Even though Medicare.gov is online despite the shutdown, the website warns users that information posted may not be up to date. &nbsp;Linda Tauber-Olson is with the Presence Covenant Center for Healthy Living in Champaign, and she&rsquo;s helping people sign up for coverage. &nbsp;But she advises them not to go to Medicare.gov to enroll, since updated information isn&rsquo;t flowing from insurance companies to the website.</div><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:48:58 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 13436 at http://peoriapublicradio.org The shutdown's impact on Medicare enrollment