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Flu shot

Vaccines are safe and effective. Vaccine-preventable diseases are at an all time low thanks to more people being vaccinated, saving lives and millions of dollars in health care costs, but this doesn’t mean the diseases have disappeared. Many viruses and bacteria are still circulating. This is why it is important for everyone to receive all […]

Med D

Reviewing your Medicare Part D drug coverage is as important as your annual health check-up.  Medicare Part D plans change premiums, deductibles, co-pays, and most importantly, formularies every year. Area Agencies on Aging throughout the state can help you shop for the Part D plan that best meets your personal needs and financial situation.  It […]

Government Watch

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Starting November 15th, you’ll be able to apply and enroll in 2015 Marketplace coverage. If you’re eligible, the Health Insurance Marketplace can help you find affordable health coverage. Most people who apply qualify for premium tax credits and other savings based on their income. If you already have 2014 Marketplace coverage, you’ll be receiving important […]


In an effort to determine where candidates stand on issues of importance to seniors, MA4 conducted a short survey of all candidates who have filed for a position in the Missouri House and Senate races and whose name will appear on the November 4 ballot. A total of 276 candidates from all parties were surveyed, […]

In the News

  • Oct 6 - Numbers Of Insurers May Double In Health Insurance Marketplace
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri could have twice as many health insurers participating next year in a federally run website. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says eight insurers plan to offer policies for 2015 on Missouri’s health insurance exchange. Four offered policies this year. The federal agency said Missouri is one […]
  • Oct 6 - Harrah’s North Kansas City Gives Van To Meals on Wheels Program
    In a presentation on Sept. 30, Harrah’s North Kansas City and its parent company, Caesars Foundation, presented a van to Don Bosco Senior Center to be used by its Meals on Wheels program. After hearing that two vans were stolen from the senior center last summer, General Manager of Harrah’s North Kansas City Tom Cook […]
  • Sep 22 - Social Security Faces Challenge From Singles
    Singles are taking over the nation. For the first time, most American adults aren’t married. But fewer marriages mean fewer kids and eventually, fewer taxpayers. According to CNBC, that could be bad news for government-sponsored retirement programs. But, according to the report, the singles trend may help save money on welfare programs. If singles continue […]

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