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2 hrs ago | 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.


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

6 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

11 hrs ago | 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.


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

13 hrs ago | 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."


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security, Health

15 hrs ago | WPMT-TV York

York chiropractor charged with Medicare fraud

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


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

17 hrs ago | 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.


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

18 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security, Health

22 hrs ago | Investopedia

Filling Out 1099 Forms

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


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Health, Medicaid, Nursing, Medicine


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.


Related Topix: Health, Breast Cancer

Daily Kos

Someone finally gets an answer on Medicare from Paul Ryan, and it's all lies

Note to Paul Ryan: You might want to avoid Florida on your next book tour, seeing as how that's where a lot of seniors live with time on their hands to wait in line to talk to you.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health


A closer look at Medicare

The Medicare Trustees issued their annual report on the program's long-term financing outlook last month, and their findings were greeted by the Obama administration as evidence that the Affordable Care Act is working.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid

Common Dreams

Docs, Drug Companies, Insurers Drive Up Medicare Costs

As one of an estimated 78 million baby boomers in this country, I was delighted to hear that Medicare's Hospital Trust Fund won't run out of money until 2030 - 13 years later than projected in 2009, the year before Congress passed the Affordable Care Act.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US News, Health Insurance, Medicine, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat

The Washington Post

Bleeding heart liberal Karl Rove attacks Senate Dems from the left

The other day, I noted that Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS is up with a new ad that slices and dices Dem Senator Mark Pryor's quotes to create the impression he supports raising the Social Security retirement age in ways that should frighten today's seniors.


Related Topix: Karl Rove, US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Social Security, Personal Finance, Health, Senator Kay Hagan

JD Supra

How the US Government is cracking down on Medicare fraud

Medicare fraud is a major problem in the United States, with estimates of fraud and systematic overcharging totaling $60 billion each year.


Related Topix: Health, Medicaid

Business Journal

MedStar Washington study finds home care for elderly can save big for Medicare

Dr. Ernest Brown walks to his next house call appointment in Chevy Chase recently.


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

JD Supra

Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act May Result in More Patients for Medicare Providers

Ordinarily, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides medical care to veterans at Veterans Health Administration facilities through VA providers.


Related Topix: Health, Life, Veteran Affairs

Kevin, M.D.

No, direct primary care isn't too expensive

A common criticism of direct primary care is the added expense: "Isn't it too expensive?" Ways to think about the cost are to prioritize expenditures and to consider potential savings that make it cost effective.


Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Health, Medicaid