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Susan Rogers and Mark Fine

So you are confused about Medicare Insurance - Here are some facts.
By Mark Fine
Your Senior Insurance

Medicare is a health Insurance program that provides benefits for people 65 and older as well as certain people affected by disabilities.  It consists of the following choices:

Part A: In order to qualify for Part A, a person must have worked 40 quarters (or 10 years).  Part A helps cover hospital in-patient care, skilled nursing care, home health care and Hospice.  A deductible of $1,216.00 for days 1-60 in hospital was in place for 2014.  Cost sharing costs (days 61-90) is $304.00 per day. Part A covers the first 20 days in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF).  For days 21 – 100 there is cost sharing by the individual of $152.00 per day.  There is also cost sharing for certain home health and hospice care.

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From left, father Allen, Serenity and Mom, Chimain Douglas, Grayson, GA

Running life's race
By Marcus Lindsey

The best 400-meter time in the National Junior Olympics belongs to 16-year-old Archer High student Serenity Douglas… a stark 53.99 seconds. But, according to Serenity, the race belongs to God.

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City of Loganville Mayor Dan Curry

Loganville - split by a County line
By Eric Bruce

“I look at my position of mayor as a team effort with the city council”, says Loganville Mayor Dan Curry.  Having held the office for a little over a year, Curry comes from a qualifying and varied background and has the staff, experience, knowledge, and ambition to serve his city well.

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Gwinnett residents have seen the benefits of SPLOST, or special purpose local option sales tax, ever since the state legislature gave us the option to ask voters to support it nearly three decades ago. In fact, Gwinnett voters have approved nine of 10 proposed programs, most recently by a 58 to 42 percent margin. The new SPLOST sales tax program took effect this past April when the previous one ended. 

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Robotic Surgery Expansion Provides Patients More Options
By Staff Reports

Lawrenceville - Recently, Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) obtained a second da Vinci® Surgical System designated for single site and laparoscopic surgery. According to local surgeons, robotic surgery promotes precision and efficiency. 

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