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22 min ago | American Thinker

Oxygen-Supplying Businessman Forced to Sell Property

A Chesterfield, Virginia County businessman is selling his 400-acre farm in a last-ditch effort to keep his medical supply company from going under.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Randy Forbes, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Chesterfield, VA, 9, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Feds: Parkland safety failure led to broken bones in older patient

Sandra Mercado, 71, broke bones in her ankle as workers tried to transfer her from a wheelchair to a bed.

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

WBNS

Medicare Funding Changes May Affect ALS Patient Needs

Ben Thimmes was diagnosed with ALS in 2007. Like many other patients, he uses a speech generation device - or SGD - to help with a variety of daily tasks, things we take for granted like email and environmental controls.

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Related Topix: Health

Business Journal

Former Abington Hospital employee files whistleblower suit

A former Abington Memorial Hospital employee said she was terminated earlier this year as retaliation for her whistleblowing the alleged practice of submitting false claims for Medicare reimbursement, according to a lawsuit she filed at U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.

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Related Topix: Health

The Daily Caller

The Entitlement Spending Tsunami

The Congressional Budget Office today released its periodic update to the federal government's spending and revenue projections.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Medicaid, Health, US News, Conservative Political News

Forbes.com

Looking Beyond Medicare's Nursing Home Ratings: What To Know Before Picking a Facility

I am author of the book "Caring for Our Parents" and resident fellow at The Urban Institute, where I am affiliated with the Tax Policy Center and the Program on Retirement Policy.

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Related Topix: Health, Urban Institute, Technical Services, Medicine, Nursing, Business News

WALA

Retirees anticipate struggle, ask to keep city insurance

City of Mobile retirees petitioned the city council Monday, August 26, in hopes it would sway members to strike down Mayor Sandy Stimpson's health insurance proposal.

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Related Topix: Health

Northern Virginia Daily

Medicare Caf to teach ABCs of retirement benefits

Organized in partnership between the Veterans of Foreign War in Berryville and the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, the Medicare Cafe will provide monthly information, beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday at VFW Post 9760 at 425 S. Buckmarsh St., Berryville.

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Related Topix: Health, Berryville, VA, Life, Veteran Affairs

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Canberra City News

Grattan / Will a friendless Medicare co-payment leave medical research fund on life support?

RECENTLY, talking to DLP senator John Madigan, Joe Hockey described himself as one of the most disliked people in the country.

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Related Topix: Health, Australia, Oceania, World News, Canada

JD Supra

Efforts to Stop Health Insurance Fraud Through Use of Contractors Under Fire

In recent reports, from June 25, 2014 and August 13, 2014, the Government Accountability Office highlights the mixed results achieved by the federal government's increased efforts to crack down on health insurance fraud through the use of contractors.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

Daily Kos

Karl Rove exposes how to make Republicans run scared on Social Security, Medicare

Here's how much the debate on Social Security is changing-in the middle of a political ad against Sen. Kay Hagan, Karl Rove's Crossroads group says that balancing the budget with Medicare and Social Security cuts is wrong.

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Related Topix: US News, Social Security, Personal Finance, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Karl Rove

Salon

6 numbers that tell you everything you need to know about America's busted priorities

Americans constantly hear about the threat of "entitlements," which in the case of Social Security and Medicare are more properly defined as "earned benefits."

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security, Health

WPMT-TV York

York chiropractor charged with Medicare fraud

A York County man is charged with submitting thousands of false claims to Medicare.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Chiropractic, York, PA, York County, PA

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services

When Yuri Maldonado's 6-year-old son was diagnosed with autism four years ago, she learned that getting him the therapy he needed from California's Medicaid plan for low-income children was going to be tough.

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Related Topix: Autism, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

CBS Local

Retirees Plan Heck Protest

A group of retirees is planning to protest Congressman Joe Heck's stance on Social Security and Medicare outside of a private event he's set to attend in Henderson.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security, Health

Investopedia

Filling Out 1099 Forms

There are many different 1099 forms for different types of non-employee compensation.

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Related Topix: Tax, Health, Personal Finance, Social Security

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Catholic Sun Phoenix

Groups lash out at new opt-out rules for HHS mandate

Pro-life groups that have battled with the federal government since the first rules were issued on contraceptive coverage in 2012 derided the government's latest rules allowing religious institutions - and potentially some for-profit companies - to opt out of the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Christopher Smith

Daily Mail

Medicare $7 co-payment appears 'dead' and buried as the Palmer...

Medicare $7 co-payment appears 'dead' and buried as the Palmer United Party refuses to support even if it's just 'one cent' It appears the Government's key Budget plank of a $7 GP co-payment is dead in the water, or at least, that's what Clive Palmer believes.

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Related Topix: Health

Richmond County Daily Journal

Hospital safety concerns prompt Medicare review

Daily JournalSandhills Regional Medical Center is under the scrutiny of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services after a recent patient safety event.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid, Nursing, Medicine

WTLV

The battle after breast cancer

The battle after breast cancer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It won't cost you a penny to support the Lymphedema Treatment Act.

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Related Topix: Health, Breast Cancer

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