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News on Medicare continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

3 hrs ago | Mother Jones

Chart of the Day: The Great Medicare Spending Mystery

Here it is: the biggest question mark in the entire federal budget. The 2014 Medicare Trustees Report is out today, and it shows, rather remarkably, that the cost per person of Medicare in 2013 was absolutely flat compared to 2012.


Related Topix: Health

5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Medicare's finances keep on improving

The case for cutting Medicare and for repealing Obamacare is getting worse and worse all the time.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US News, Liberal Political News

5 hrs ago | Business Journal

Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative gets Medicare contract valued up to $5M

Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative will take its patient safety message on the road in Pennsylvania and four other states as part of a five-year Medicare contract that is valued up to $5 million.


Related Topix: Health

5 hrs ago |

Good News For Boomers: Medicare's Hospital Trust Fund Flush Until 2030

Washington, DC, United States - Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, which finances about half the health program for seniors and the disabled, won't run out of money until 2030, the program's trustees said Monday.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Personal Finance, Social Security

7 hrs ago | The Intelligencer

McKinley Signs on To Avert Home ...

Rep. David McKinley is one of 16 House Republicans signing on to co-sponsor a bill that would reverse cuts in Medicare payments to home health care providers announced last year by the Obama administration.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David McKinley, Health, Medicaid, West Virginia, West Virginia Government

8 hrs ago | WSAW

Medicare Hospital Fund to Last 4 Years Longer

The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 -- four years later than last year's estimate.


Related Topix: Health, Personal Finance, Social Security

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Medicare isna t going broke, but dona t celebrate just yet

Today marks the annual release of the Medicare trustees' report, when those guarding the health-care program's finances make their best guesses about Medicare's fiscal future.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicine, Business News

13 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal

Medicare and Social Security Report - 4 Things to Watch

The government will issue its annual Social Security and Medicare trustees report Monday at noon.


Related Topix: Health, Social Security

17 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care

Standing outside her sixth-floor apartment in the Bronx, Lissette Encarnacion says she sometimes forgets the place belongs to her.


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Medical News

Anxiety regarding inconclusive cancer screening test results is far less than claimed

Anxiety regarding inconclusive cancer screening test results among some patients is real and is only natural.


Related Topix: Health, Lung Cancer, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine

The Star Press

Perspectives: Republican alternative to ACA mostly a rollback

In past columns, I have criticized Republicans for opposing the Affordable Care Act but not presenting a coherent alternative proposal.


Related Topix: Tom Coburn, US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US News, US Senate, Republican, Hatch, UT, Richard Burr, Health, Medicaid

Cape Breton Post

Canadian medicare system far from ideal

I found Dr. Monika Dutt's recent opinion piece to be well-meaning but surprisingly naive given the serious problems we have with medicare in Canada.


Related Topix: Opinion

Lexington Herald-Leader

US attorneys turn up heat on health care fraud

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota said he has restructured his office to allow lawyers in the criminal and civil divisions to devote "significant time" to investigating medical fraud.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law, Sioux Falls, SD, Medicine, Health

Dr. Tim Fox, PT, DPT, GCS, founder and CEO of Fox Rehab of Cherry...

In a bid to cut Medicare spending and help pay for health-care changes, the Obama administration has significantly expanded audits designed to recover improper payments from health-care providers.


Related Topix: Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Medicaid

Don Berwick: A progressive with a plan

The Democratic candidate for governor would then eliminate a few tax exemptions, close a few tax loopholes and create jobs through "the progressive agenda," a mixture he said would free up enough revenue to start funding programs to wipe out the social ills that face the commonwealth.


Related Topix: Medicine, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Health Insurance, Health, Moodus, CT

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Advocate

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Three Point Capital, a California and New York-based specialty finance company, has opened a Baton Rouge office at Celtic Studios.


Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Health, Haynesville, LA, Small Business, Personal Finance

Kenai hospitals in spat over patient agreements

Because Central Peninsula Hospital won't enter a transfer agreement with the Surgery Center of Kenai, it cannot perform procedures on Medicare and Medicaid patients, the Peninsula Clarion reported .


Related Topix: Health, Medicaid

Myrtle Beach Online

Issac Bailey | People need faith when they're sick, but also need good health care

Talk about the ACA has primarily been about premium prices, broken websites and government takeovers.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, North Carolina, Health, End Times, Entertainment

Connecticut Post

Medicare comes with many choices

What's the difference of being an "admitted" patient in a hospital as opposed to an "observation care" patient? It could mean seniors could be stuck with large hospital bills because Medicare does not cover the cost unless the patient spends at least three consecutive days in the hospital as admitted patient.


Related Topix: Health, Social Security, Personal Finance, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)


With New Obamacare Rulings, One Thing Is Certain: We Need Medicare for All for Life

It makes me crazy to see the latest news about a Federal Court striking down the tax credits offered on the Federal Affordable Care Act health exchanges because I know the media commentators will go crazy analyzing the politics of it all.


Related Topix: Health, US News, Liberal Political News