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Why you’ll want more than traditional Medicare in retirement

Why you'll want more than traditional Medicare in retirement
Why you’ll want more than traditional Medicare in retirement

When you turn, you qualify for Medicare, the federal health insurance program for older Americans. Medicare open enrollment runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.

While many seniors expect Medicare to be a one-stop health insurance solution, it often isn’t enough.

The program offers coverage for hospital stays, doctor appointments, medical tests and more. But there’s a lot that Medicare doesn’t pay for, and the out-of-pocket costs can drain your savings.

“Medicare covers only 80% of outpatient expenses, which comes as a surprise to many who are new to Medicare,” says Danielle Roberts, co-founder of Boomer Benefits in Fort Worth, Texas. “Many beneficiaries purchase supplemental coverage to help fill in the gaps.”

It’s very possible you’ll find you need more than basic Medicare.

Costs and coverage from ‘original’ Medicare

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Traditional Medicare means Part A plus Part B.
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Chinese government continues to support the sale of pangolin parts for use in traditional medicine, says report

Despite a high profile crackdown the Chinese government continues to support the sale of pangolin parts for use in traditional medicine, according to a new report.

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) found that 221 companies remain licensed to sell pangolin scale products, including global pharmaceutical company China Beijing Tong Ren Tang Group – whose shareholders include major Western financial institutions.

The report, Smoke & Mirrors, also revealed that pangolin scale-products manufactured in China are available for purchase on worldwide e-commerce platforms such as eBay and Alibaba’s Taobao.

In February, China made headlines with a permanent ban on the consumption of wildlife, including pangolins. In June they announced a ban on the usage of pangolin scales in traditional Chinese medicine, as well as increasing protections for its native pangolin populations. 

Pangolins were reportedly on sale at the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, believed to be the source of the coronavirus pandemic.

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China still allowing use of pangolin scales in traditional medicine

The Chinese government continues to allow the use of pangolin scales for traditional medicine despite promises to crack down on a trade that has made them the most illegally trafficked mammals in the world.



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A report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reveals online sales platforms such as eBay and Taobao continue to advertise pangolin products, while major pharmaceutical companies, including the leading China Beijing Tong Ren Tang Group, offer similar items directly on their websites.

The researchers behind the Smoke and Mirrors report found 221 companies had been licensed to sell items containing pangolin scales, which appeared as an ingredient in 64 different products.

The watchdog group said this revealed major loopholes in China’s regulations that needed to be closed if the government is serious about protecting endangered wildlife.

Pangolin have almost disappeared in China because of a medically

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China using pangolin scales in traditional medicine despite claiming the contrary, says environment report

China is still allowing the use of pangolin scales in traditional medicine despite pledging to crack down on wildlife trade given concerns that close contact between humans and animals could lead to another devastating pandemic. 

A new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency has found that 221 companies in China remain licensed to sell products using pangolin scales, including leading traditional medicine company Beijing Tong Ren Tang.

Such goods are also being actively advertised and are available to domestic and international consumers via online shopping sites, according to the report.

The watchdog group is urging the Chinese government to close the loopholes that have allowed the pangolin trade to continue. One step the EIA is calling on Beijing to implement is to change the country’s wildlife protection law to fully prohibit the sale or possession of pangolin parts.

“Amid mounting concerns about the role of wildlife trade in causing the

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China still allowing use of pangolin scales in traditional medicine | Environment

The Chinese government continues to allow the use of pangolin scales for traditional medicine despite promises to crack down on a trade that has made them the most illegally trafficked mammals in the world.

A report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reveals online sales platforms such as eBay and Taobao continue to advertise pangolin products, while major pharmaceutical companies, including the leading China Beijing Tong Ren Tang Group, offer similar items directly on their websites.

The researchers behind the Smoke and Mirrors report found 221 companies had been licensed to sell items containing pangolin scales, which appeared as an ingredient in 64 different products.

The watchdog group said this revealed major loopholes in China’s regulations that needed to be closed if the government is serious about protecting endangered wildlife.

Pangolin have almost disappeared in China because of a medically unproven belief that a broth containing the scales has medicinal

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Shenzhen-listed traditional medicine makers ride high on endorsement by public face of China’s fight against coronavirus



a man cutting a cake: A traditional Chinese medicine pharmacy in Weinan City, in China’s northwest Shaanxi Province. The overall industry has stalled, with only 17 out of 68 TCM makers recording year-on-year growth in revenue in the first half of 2020. Photo: Xinhua


A traditional Chinese medicine pharmacy in Weinan City, in China’s northwest Shaanxi Province. The overall industry has stalled, with only 17 out of 68 TCM makers recording year-on-year growth in revenue in the first half of 2020. Photo: Xinhua

Two Shenzhen-listed makers of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Shijiazhuang Yiling Pharmaceutical and Tianjin Chase Sun Pharmaceutical, have reaped stunning gains this year, riding on endorsements by the public face of China’s successful fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Yiling reported a 57 per cent jump in net profit to 714 million yuan (US$106 million) for the first half of 2020, while its stock price surged by as much as 245 per cent between January and mid April, hitting its highest level since it went public in 2011. Chase Sun recorded 2.8 billion yuan in revenue for the first half, a 22 per cent increase compared with the same period last year.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine to Treat and Heal Tinnitus

Chinese Medicine believes that there are several types of tinnitus. These are related to different energetic issues associated the energy flow and proper function of several organs including the kidney, liver, and gallbladder. There are always several ways that Traditional Chinese Medicine can repair a symptom or disease. The ancient art of Tuina can be used to relieve hearing loss and tinnitus. Tuina is oriental body work that may seem similar to massage with hard pressure hand movements on muscles or tendons combined with acupressure. Medical Qi Gong may also heal tinnitus for some people. Auricular acupuncture and scalp acupuncture are other options for treat tinnitus in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Moxa may be added as part of an overall treatment plan.

It is important to look at other factors which can cause or contribute to hearing loss and tinnitus. Heavy metal toxins can be a very big factor. These should … Read More

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Sadness, Grief, Anger, Resentment – How Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help

In life there are many genuine reasons to grieve, to feel sad, to get angry or to feel resentful. The death of a loved one, the loss of a job, being disregarded in your work or personal life, the ongoing challenges of the material world that we live in, not feeling fulfilled, dysfunctional relationships, broken relationships, the loss of a pet… the list is almost endless.

What makes the situation even more difficult is that in today’s society we are often under so much stress that the emotion is not given permission to vent or surface properly, which can lead to other difficult emotions and stronger feelings of sadness, grief, anger etc. and it is a self perpetuating situation.

A Look At Sadness, Grieving & Western Medicine

If you are sad or grieving and you live in a "western civilised country" then you may consider going to a doctor. Friends … Read More

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Who Is The Major User Of Traditional Chinese Medicine And Alternative Medicine?

Research was done some months ago on who are the major users of traditional Chinese medicine, alternative medicine and complementary medicine. This research was insightful and may be helpful to you strategize your business. The following was what I have found.

It is understandable that the main focus of disease management for Chinese medicine is often getting to the root of the problem, not just controlling the adverse symptoms. The ultimate goal is to maintain the well-being of the biological system by balancing the body’s systems. This is what most of my patients who came to see me are looking for.

It has always been very common among Chinese and other Asians patients in countries like Singapore to use TCM (Lee, et al., 2004), But, it has been shown that although most Chinese patients usually seek help first from doctors trained in Western medicine for most illnesses, a large proportion … Read More

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Overcome Infertility – Premature Ovarian Failure In Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective

Premature ovarian failure is defined as a condition of which the ovarian is no longer responded to the brain in production of follicle before the age of 40, leading to high levels of FSH in the bloodstream and menopause hormonal symptoms. It is caused by either the accelerated loss of eggs or follicles are become less responsive to hormone stimulation from the pituitary gland. It has been estimated that POF affects 1% of the population. While conventional medicine uses synthesis medication to stimulate the ovarian response and artificial insemination with only 5% success rate accompanying with a high medical cost, it drives many women to seek help from traditional medicine, including the traditional Chinese medicine.

Traditional Chinese medicine views POF as an excess and deficiency pattern caused by emptiness of the penetrating and conception meridians and treatments are totally depended to her unique diagnosis, there is no one treatment for … Read More