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December 2013 
The Prepared Senior eNews
December 2013 

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A Letter to Bill Gates

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The Holiday Season is such a busy time of the year for families and now lets add in Medicare Open Enrollment which ends December 7th and the upcoming deadlines for Affordable Care Act for those of you under 65. We have links on both of these topics and more.
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  • Here is an article with tips on what you need to consider when purchasing health insurance for those under 65 needing health insurance - CLICK HERE 
  • Do we humans distrust robots? What is they looked more like us, would that make a difference? - CLICK HERE 
  • States are opening up to Telemedicine - CLICK HERE 
  • Your Smart Phone Can Collect Medical Data through some of the new Tele-Medicine Apps - CLICK HERE 
  • 1,000 Year Old Hospital Building Discovered in Jerusalem

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An Open Letter to Bill Gates
Article submitted by Raymond Smith, CLU, CLTC, MBA

"Dear Bill, Do you and Melinda have long term care insurance? If you do, congratulations for making yet another good business decision. Here is why. Through your funding of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation you are both making the world a better place ..."


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Dec - Medicare Insurance Open Enrollment Ends 12-7-13
Dec - For those Under 65 Get your Health Insurance
Dec - Physician Telehealth Program is available across U.S.
Dec - Learn the Origins of The National Christmas Tree
Dec - THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride - Colorado
Dec 6 - Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Washington, DC
Dec 7 - 1940's-1950's White Christmas Ball & Pearl Harbor Tribute
Dec 10 - Colorado Gives Day 2013
Dec - Zoolights at Lincoln Park Zoo - Chicago, IL
Dec - Christkindlmarket on Daley Plaza - Chicago, IL
Dec - Radio City Christmas Spectacular - Nashville, TN
Dec - Holiday Light Show Franklin Square - Philadelphia, PA
Dec - Times Square New York New Year's Eve Ball
Dec - Music City New Year's Eve Bash on Broadway - Nashville, TN

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