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Forbes (blog)U.S. Representative Bill Cassidy Joins Patients, Caregivers and Providers to ...PR Newswire (press release)As policymakers in Washington, DC continue to debate the national budget and healthcare spending, members of the home health community urged all lawmakers to recognize the vital importance of preserving Medicare funding for skilled home health care ...Policy impact on rural health examinedHigh Plains JournalBill seeks to allow more providers to order home care servicesHealthcare Finance NewsMassachusetts AG Recommends Healthcare Price ControlsForbes (blog)all 9 news articles »
At-Home Care Businesses Urge President Obama to Repeal Medicare Program that ...PR Newswire (press release)WASHINGTON, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Providers of durable medical equipment and services (DME) required in the home have called on President Obama to repeal Medicare's controversial "competitive" bidding for homecare, which cuts quality ...At-Home Care Businesses Urge President Obama to Repeal Medicare Program that ...Sacramento Beeall 7 news articles »
Retirement PlanningMajority of voters believe current taxes can't support Medicare and Social ...AXcess News(AXcess News) - While Americans believe Social Security and Medicare should be funded out of collected income taxes, some 65% think the current tax system can't do the job. Most voters consider it essential for taxes to fund all promised Social ...Guest post: Why Means Testing Social Security Benefits Is More Trouble Than ...Business InsiderCBO's Dire Debt Outlook Is Mainly Due to Lower RevenuesCenter For American ProgressSocial Security, Medicare are not 'entitlements'Dailyrecord.comKansas City Star (blog) -truthout -MetroWest Daily Newsall 20 news articles »
Fox News (blog)'Government Snoops' to Audit Physicians' Willingness to See Medicaid, Medicare ...Forbes (blog)They will ask whether the doctors accept private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare, and whether they take “self-pay patients.” The study will note any discrepancies between those answers and the ones given to mystery shoppers. So, let's get this straight ...US Plans Stealth Survey on Access to DoctorsNew York TimesSpying on doctors: Health care surveys go into stealth modeMass DeviceFeds Spy on Doctors: Equal Care to Those With Private & Govt Insurance?The New AmericanWashington Examiner (blog) -Wall Street Journal (blog) -California Healthlineall 56 news articles »
Texas WatchdogHospitals launch ad campaign against Medicare, Medicaid cutsThe Hill (blog)The multimillion dollar ad buy come as lawmakers have been discussing deep cuts to Medicare and Medicaid as part of debt ceiling negotiations (the White House has proposed $1 trillion in cuts to domestic spending, and $300 billion in defense cuts). ...Overlapping Health Plans Are Double Trouble for TaxpayersWall Street JournalFor Dems health law is chronic painPoliticoConcierge care for dual eligibles pushed as cost-cutting measureAmerican Medical NewsFinancial Times -Fort Dodge Messenger -Texas Tribuneall 25 news articles »
Hospice and Its CostsNew York Times (blog)Over the 28 years that Medicare has reimbursed providers for hospice services, it has been praised for giving critical medical and emotional support to dying patients and their families. When properly used — that is, at the very end of life — hospice ...and more »
Pelosi warns Republicans to expect Medicare attacksMarketWatch (blog)Nancy Pelosi, the top House Democrat, says her party will make Medicare their No. 1 issue in the 2012 election. In an article Monday in the Washington Post, Pelosi said: “Our three most important issues: Medicare, Medicare and Medicare. ...Democrats launch massive ad campaign against Republican Medicare positionDaily CallerMore 2012: The outsidersmsnbc.comEven Jim Sensenbrenner Distancing Himself From GOP Medicare Phase-OutFiredoglakeCNN Political Ticker (blog) -TPMDC -Roll Call (subscription)all 8 news articles »
Metropolitan Health To Acquire Continucare In $391M Deal >MDFWall Street Journal(CNU) for about $391.1 million, strengthening Metropolitans's presence in the growing Florida Medicare Advantage and Medicaid market. Continucare shares were up 18% at $5.62 in recent premarket trading. Continucare holders will receive $6.25 in cash ...Metropolitan Health buying Continucare for $391MForbesMiami's Continucare sold for $416 millionMiamiHerald.comHealthcare provider Metropolitan to buy Continucare for $416 mlnReutersMarketWatch (press release) -International Business Times -Beacon Equity Researchall 76 news articles »
Sebelius defends Medicare panelMcKnight's Long Term Care NewsThe IPAB was created under the ACA as a means of containing Medicare costs. As Sebelius details, IPAB would comprise a panel of 15 health experts, ranging from physicians, economists, consumer representatives and others, who would recommend Medicare ...Health debate shifts to entitlement cutsThe Hill (blog)Sebelius Defends Advisory Panel on Medicare SpendingCalifornia HealthlineA(nother) Bad Month For Obamacare (Guest Opinion)Kaiser Health NewsBecker's Hospital Reviewall 6 news articles »
Syracuse.comRep. Ann Marie Buerkle under pressure over her support for Medicare overhaulSyracuse.comAnn Marie Buerkle's support for a proposed overhaul of the Medicare system. Washington -- Six months after taking office, US Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle is facing the first mass protests of her congressional career over her vote for a Republican plan to cut ...and more »
Concerned by Democratic claims that the Ryan budget will destroy Medicare, Dick Morris proposes a compromise to keep Ryan's program but counter the Democratic charges.
...diabetes, Medicare covers certain supplies and educational training to help them manage it. If you need help to stop smoking, Medicare pays for up to eight face-to-face counseling sessions per year with a doctor or other Medicare-recognized practitioner. Medicare...
Congressman Peter Welch visited Barre, VT on Mon. June 20, 2011 to deliver a speech on Medicare and prescription drug benefits.
...entry was posted on Friday, June 17th, 2011 at 8:00 am and is filed under Health. Tags for this post: Arizona Medicare, medicare arizona, , medicare tucson, preventive tests medicare, tucson medicare, turning 65 medicare tucson. You can follow...
...living a healthy lifestyle. Eat a balanced diet. Exercise regularly. Maintain a healthy weight. And stop smoking. People with Medicare can benefit from these healthy living habits as much as anyone. But Medicare also covers a wide variety of screenings and...
...cost-sharing features that help discourage wasteful medical spending. As Lieberman points out, “Many studies have found that Medicare enrollees who have supplemental coverage use as much as 25 percent more services than those with only traditional Medicare...
MSNBC host Cenk Uygur speaks with Alex Wagner, Kiki Mclean and Rick Lazio about the fight over Medicare cuts, tax increases, the debt ceiling and the massive military budget.
...his proposal as a way to save Medicare. It wouldn't actually do that. But more to the point, our goal shouldn't be to "save Medicare," whatever that means. It should be to ensure that Americans get the health care they need, at a cost the nation can afford. And...
The Tampa Tribune
...members are likelier to disenroll. …numerous studies have shown that Medicare managed care plans still attract healthier Medicare beneficiaries….Our findings extend prior research showing that [MA] plans experience favorable selection. Insurance companies...
The Incidental Economist
...that makes Medicare unsustainable, unless you think that health care itself is unsustainable. I keep seeing people say that Medicare in its current form is not sustainable, as if that were an established fact. It’s anything but. What is Medicare? It’s single-payer...
Liberal Values Blog
...an indisputable fact: Medicare is going bankrupt. According to the annual Medicare and Social Security trustees report, the Medicare hospital insurance fund will run out in 2024 five years earlier than last years estimate. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget...
...said Medicare may be insolvent in 1989 New York Times, January 20, 1985: In the last few years, when it appeared that the Medicare trust fund would run out of money in 1987-89… But the need seemed less urgent after the Congressional Budget Office issued new...
Read the transcript: to.pbs.org Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including the Patriot Act extension clearing Congress being signed by President Obama, the Supreme Court decision to uphold Arizona's illegal workers law and the Ryan Medicare plan's impact on a New York House race.
Sign our Petition Telling Obama Not To Cut Medicare: act.ly Former president Bill Clinton and Republican Congressman Paul Ryan were unwittingly caught on camera at an event discussing medicare cuts. Cenk Uygur breaks it down. On Facebook: www.facebook.com Subscribe: bit.ly TYT Mobile: bit.ly On Twitter: twitter.com www.theyoungturks.com FREE Movies(!): www.netflix.com Read Ana's blog and subscribe at: www.examiner.com Read Cenk's Blog: www.huffingtonpost.com
MSNBC host Cenk Uygur speaks with Jared Bernstein (former Chief Economist for Joe Biden) on if Democrats will go along with Republicans in cutting Medicare benefits.
Full script can be found at: budget.house.gov House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan: "We can no longer let politicians in Washington deny the danger to Medicare -- the danger is all too real, and the health of our nation's seniors is far too important. We have to save Medicare to avoid disruptions in benefits for current seniors, and to strengthen the program for future generations. House Republicans have put forward a plan to do just that. Democratic leaders in Congress have failed to produce a plan -- it has been 755 days since Senate Democrats even passed a budget. Meanwhile, the President's plan would empower a panel of 15 unelected bureaucrats to cut Medicare for current seniors, while failing to save the program for future retirees. "This video lays out the clear choice our nation faces on Medicare: Will Medicare become a program in which a board of bureaucrats manages its bankruptcy by denying care to seniors? Or will leaders work together to save and strengthen Medicare by empowering seniors to choose health care plans that work best for them, with less support for the wealthy and more help for the poor and the sick? House Republicans have advanced solutions to save Medicare. Instead of working with us, the leaders of the Democratic Party have opted to play politics with the health security of America's seniors." -- To learn more about the House-passed Fiscal Year 2012 Budget -- The Path to Prosperity: budget.house.gov To learn more about the facts on the ...
Former Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Orlando) comments about the Republican plan to eliminate Medicare. He calls the Republicans "cruel and heartless." The interview took place with Cenk Uygur on MSNBC on May 20, 2011.
Paul Ryan's proposed budget to kill Medicare doesn't seem to be working for the GOP (Gas & Oil Party). Republicans from Florida & Wisconsin to Massachusetts & New York are feeling the heat. From MSNBC & msnbc.com
MSNBC host Cenk Uygur speaks with Ezra Klein of The Washington Post and talk show host Bill Press on how Republicans are slowly backing aware from Paul Ryan's budget due to anger over proposed Medicare cuts.
Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) speaks with MSNBC host Cenk Uygur about why he voted against the Ryan budget and what programs he'd like to cut. Ron Paul Admits He's cut Social Security & Meidcare if elected President: 04:42
Congressman Paul Ryan presented the new GOP Budget Plan for the next 10 years. It gives our Medicare taxes to Insurance Companies who may offer you a voucher, if you're lucky. Rachel talks with Gail Collins, NY Times columnist, who analyzes some real numbers. From MSNBC & msnbc.com
The Consumerist (blog)Medicare message makes for murky meaningsDesert DispatchRecently, the federal Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sibelius sent a glossy four-page brochure to all persons enrolled in Medicare, ...Healthcare Reform: It's the Insured ThingAmerican Laundry NewsThe Ghosts of 1937The Fiscal Times (blog)POLL: Do You Have Health Insurance?The Consumerist (blog)all 4 news articles »
FOX Toledo OnlineBeware of ScamsWHIZIf you are on Medicare, listen up. WHIZ has tips on how to protect yourself from someone who may be trying to take your money. ...Prescription Drug Relief For People In MedicareNorth American Press SyndicateOhio AG warns seniors about Medicare rebate check scams13abc.comBeware of Medicare Check ScamsWKRC TV CincinnatiFox 59 -WatertownDailyTimes.com -Wapakoneta Daily Newsall 31 news articles »
UPI.comHold on Medicare Reimbursements Could Affect Patient CareMy Fox 8Medicare patients are being handed a letter explaining the issue and asking them to contact their federal representatives. "We are talking about an impact ...Temporary Medicare Fix Passed, but Doctors Get Pay CutForbes (blog)Medicare withholding 21% from doctorsKMTR NewsSource 16Maine Doctors Face Cuts in Medicare ReimbursementsMPBN NewsBiddeford Journal Tribune -McKnight's Long Term Care News -Pacific News Centerall 67 news articles »
Kansas City StarGOP's Latest Proxy Battle in the Health Care War: Medicare/Medicaid Nominee's ...The Washington IndependentSo much so that they plan to use the upcoming confirmation fight over Dr. Donald Berwick, Obama's nominee to run Medicare and Medicaid, to continue the ...Nomination of Medicare and Medicaid chief opens new avenue to attack Obama's ...Kansas City StarConfirmation Fight on Health ChiefNew York TimesObama's Medicare man has uphill battleUPI.comThe Hill (blog) -Seattle Times -Human Events (blog)all 63 news articles »
Understanding the changes to Medicare's supplemental policiesChicago TribuneImportant changes to Medicare supplemental policies — also known as Medigap plans — took effect in June. ...
Stimulus Tracking Tool To Help Detect Fraud in Medicare, MedicaidiHealthBeatLast week, White House officials announced that CMS will use a mapping and data analysis tool to identify potential fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid ...CMS Launches EHR Incentive WebsiteInformationWeekCMS Launches Incentives WebsiteNextgovCMS launches EHR incentive programs websiteCMIOGovernment Health IT -CounterPunch -ADVANCEall 17 news articles »
ABC Action News'Doc Fix' Fight to Avoid Big Medicare Pay Cut for Docs is a Mushrooming ...SeniorJournal.comJun 22, 2010 – The battle over the “doc fix” – the name now used for fixing the Medicare reimbursement rate for physicians – has been mostly between ...House, Senate squabble over Medicare reimbursementMass DeviceCongress battles as Medicare burnsPoliticoMedicare 'Doc Fix' Watch: Pelosi Says Not So Fast, Senators!Wall Street Journal (blog)MedPage Today -Healthcare Association of New York State -California Healthlineall 196 news articles »
Medicare Needs a Digital Elliot NessHuffington Post (blog)Medicare, the government health care safety net for seniors, processes $460 billion of claims every year--as much as 10% of which turn out to be fraudulent. ...Detroit-Area Medical Clinic Owner and Vice President Convicted in $23 Million ...PR Newswire (press release)all 9 news articles »
Reynolds CenterSenator Ensign votes to cut Medicare physicians pay by 21 percentExaminer.comLast Thursday, the Senate held a cloture vote that would postpone the 21 percent pay cut to Medicare doctors and increase their payments by 2.2 percent ...Twenty One Days Since Congress Allowed Extended Unemployment Benefits To LapseHuffington Post (blog)Jobs Bill a Tough Call for DemocratsU.S. News & World Report2010 Unemployment Extension Shot Down in Senate Again -- Why Did Doctors Win ...Associated ContentNorthJersey.com -Plain Dealer -AllYourTV.comall 33 news articles »
TopNews United Kingdom (blog)Senate Passes Plan to Stop Medicare Pay Cuts to DoctorsNew York TimesWASHINGTON — With lawmakers worried that older Americans relying on Medicare could begin losing access to health care, the Senate on Friday ...Low Medicare pay for doctors puts health reform at riskWashington PostSenate restores Medicare pay for doctorsReutersUS Senate Acts To Block Doctors' Medicare Payment CutWall Street JournalBoston Herald -Seattle Times -The Associated Pressall 551 news articles »
Seattle Post IntelligencerWho are these tea partiers who favor Obama?Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)The poll found they don't like the recent health care overhaul, think the government spends too much (but not on the Social Security and Medicare, ...Sarah Palin: Obama's Policies Are "Un-American"CBS NewsRepublican-run tea party group might be run by RepublicansWashington Post (blog)Tea Party manners: Why silent during the Bush years?Plain Dealer (blog)Mason City Globe Gazette -Huffington Post (blog) -New York Timesall 1,036 news articles »
SeniorJournal.comWill Doctors Face Medicare Cuts?Tucson CitizenEvery year, doctors face cuts to their Medicare payments. This week, Medicare fees are supposed to be cut by 21%, and doctors are once again threatening to ...Doctors Face 21% Medicare, TRICARE Pay Cut Tomorrow Without Congressional ActionSeniorJournal.comDoctors dropping patients as Medicare reimbursement cut loomsFierceHealthcareDoctors show Medicare patients the doorDenver PostKTRE -KTNV Las Vegas -Wall Street Journal (blog)all 8 news articles »
Artuji40% of Americans pay 86% of Federal taxesMarketWatch (blog)A few readers got exercised because some of those folks that pay no income tax actually do pay payroll taxes for Social Security and Medicare. ...Yes, 47% of Households Owe No Taxes. Look Closer.New York TimesNYT's Leonhardt Dismisses How Almost Half Pay No Income Tax, Calls For Higher ...Media Research CenterDeath, taxes and mythsMarshfield MailConsumer Affairs -MSN Money (blog)all 1,012 news articles »
TopNews United StatesSenate ready to vote for another delay to physicians' Medicare cutsExaminer.comAfter failing to pass an extension of the 21.2 percent Medicare reimbursement cuts to physicians before leaving for their 2 week vacation, today Senator Max ...Senate Fails to Stop Medicare Payment CutSleep ReviewMedicare Pay Cut Delay Moves to a VoteDOTmed.com (press release)Date Postponed for the Medicare Pay CutTopNews United StateseYugoslavia.com -Medscape -AAFP News Nowall 21 news articles »
'Glenn Beck': Social Security Is BrokeFOXNewsToday, how to cut Social Security and Medicare, a beginning idea as laid out by Chris Edwards from Cato. And he has for social security - the system is ...For post-boomers, public education is worth more than Social Security and MedicareUC BerkeleyHealth care reform: You cannot spend and save at the same timeWaseca County NewsMulit-millionaire Glenn Beck Tries To Sell You On Giving Up Social Security ...News Hounds (blog)Media Matters for America (blog) -Seeking Alpha (blog) -Yankton Daily Pressall 12 news articles »
Fines, jail time would double under Medicare fraud billFierceHealthcareTougher criminal and financial penalties and an increased focus on prevention are staples of a new Medicare fraud bill co-sponsored by Florida Reps. ...Lawmakers launch bipartisan effort against Medicare FraudBizjournals.comUS House bill to double Medicare fraud penaltiesBusinessWeekIleana Ros-Lehtinen, Ron Klein unite against Medicare fraudMiamiHerald.comWDBO Radioall 26 news articles »
Odyssey HealthCare to Broadcast Its First Quarter 2010 Conference Call Live on ...MarketWatch (press release)... adverse changes in reimbursement levels under Medicare and Medicaid programs; government and private party legal proceedings and investigations; ...and more »
Better Business BureauLetters: Dems responsible for Medicare, civil rightsOshkosh NorthwesternFor a long time I have proudly noted that for Medicare and civil rights, I was "there." Much younger I was and in position of some influence and power. ...No Time to 'Wait and See' on Health LawHuffington Post (blog)Health-care changes promise higher Medicare payments for Wisconsin doctors and ...Green Bay Press GazetteBaker Hostetler LLP > Thieves and Beggars in an Aggressive Medicare Fraud ...Linex Legal (registration)Lexology (registration) -Albert Lea Tribune -Insurance News Net (press release)all 28 news articles »
Miami man pleads guilty to Medicare fraudBizjournals.comA Miami-Dade County man pleaded guilty to his role in a multimillion-dollar Medicare fraud scheme. Ihosvany Marquez, 38, admitted in his plea agreement that ...Miami man admits guilt in $60 mln healthcare scamReutersEx-Miami-Dade pitcher: I made millions off fake Medicare claimsMiamiHerald.comMiami Man Pleads Guilty in $61 Million Medicare Fraud SchemeFederal Bureau of Investigation (press release)all 18 news articles »