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

1 hr ago | NewsBlaze

Why are Medicare Psychiatric Drugs So Pricey?

"Never mind" said the Obama administration in March after its proposal to limit automatic Medicare coverage of pricey depression and psychiatric drugs was met with a Pharma funded backlash.

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Related Topix: Health, Abilify, Aripiprazola (generic), Geodon, Ziprasidone (generic), Medicine, Medicaid

5 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Mark Pryor campaign going after Tom Cotton on Medicare cuts

David Catanese has a story up today in U.S. News and World Report looking at Democratic candidates going after their Republican opponents for their support of the Ryan budget , accusing them of seeking to voucherize Medicare and cut benefits for seniors.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Healthcare Law, US News, Law, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Health, Arkansas, Arkansas Government

10 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Using Medicare Bidding Rates for Medicaid Will Create Access Problems for Children and the Poor

It's bad enough that the bidding program's reimbursement rates, which the government sets virtually arbitrarily, will be applied to areas not yet covered by the controversial program by 2016 unless Congress acts now, says the American Association for Homecare .

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

14 hrs ago | Berkeley Daily Planet

Inside Paul Ryan, Inside the GOP

After six months attacking Democrats for the alleged faults of Obamacare, Republicans finally went on the offensive with the budget plan developed by Representative Paul Ryan.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Miami Herald

Medicare spends nearly $2 billion in South Florida

Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly and disabled, spent the most on office visits in South Florida.

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Related Topix: Health, Florida, Family, Health Insurance, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Palm Beach, FL, West Palm Beach, FL

12NewsNow.Com

Exclusive: Baptist Beaumont at risk of losing Medicare/Medicaid program

The Medicare and Medicaid program at Baptist Beaumont Hospital is at risk of being terminated after an incident that occurred at the hospital's Behavioral Health Center.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Beaumont, TX

The Kingman Daily Miner

Arizona Medicaid changes may not survive

A proposal that could force able-bodied Medicaid recipients to get a job and limit some to a maximum of five years of insurance is on its way to Gov. Jan Brewer for consideration after the House gave final approval to Republican House Speaker Andy Tobin's bill on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Jan Brewer, US News

Breitbart.com

Kansas Moves to Protect Seniors from Obamacare Cuts to Medicare

Kathleen Sebelius' home state of Kansas has become the front line in the battle over Obamacare, with conservatives fighting to preserve Medicare and local control over health care policy while Democrats try to end both.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Kansas Government, Kansas, Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, Health Care Policy, AARP

Business Journal

Ambulance rides top Medicare costs

The cost of health care will become clearer as we dig into reams of Medicare payment data released this month.

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Related Topix: Health, Health Insurance

Alabama Live

Breaking down the Medicare millions to physicians, and what you can do about it

In 1979, a judge ruled that money paid by the government to physicians was not a matter of public record.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicine, Ophthalmology, Alabama, Medicaid, Opinion

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Cape Cod Times

Big Medicare payouts make sense

Recent reports about individual doctors getting over a million dollars a year in Medicare payments raised a lot of eyebrows.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Macular Degeneration, Opinion

The Baltimore Sun

No looking backward [Commentary]

Americans should not be deterred from working to improve our health care system despite difficulties with implementing the websites of the health insurance exchanges as part of the Affordable Care Act .

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Medicine, Nursing, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, Opinion

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Hospice owner, manager charged with Medicare fraud

A hospice in Chandler, its owner and the general manager have been charged in a 39-count federal indictment with defrauding Medicare.

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Related Topix: Health

Proctor Journal

Health/Wellness

Learn what people are willing to do in the name of a great meal. Read their answers and see if you agree.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent

UnitedHealth Group's first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as funding cuts to a key product and costs imposed by the health care overhaul dented the health insurer's performance.

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Related Topix: Beverages, United Group, Minnetonka, MN, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Health Insurance

The Hartford Courant

UnitedHealth says first-quarter profit fell on reform costs

UnitedHealth Group Inc , the largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday that first-quarter profit fell due to costs and taxes related to the national healthcare reform law as well as government cuts to private Medicare funding.

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Related Topix: Beverages, United Group, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Ansonia, CT

National Journal

Study: Cuts to Medicare Advantage Top $1,500 Per Senior

Obamacare's Medicare Advantage cuts will lead to benefit reductions of about $1,500 per beneficiary, according to a new analysis from a conservative think tank.

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Related Topix: Health

Business Journal

Study shows the economy is trillions of dollars stronger because...

An influx of women, particularly mothers, entering the full-time workforce over the past three decades has significantly bolstered the national economy, according to a recent study.

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

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Noozhawk

David Sayen: Choosing a Medicare-Certified Hospital That's Best for You

Have you ever read a restaurant guide before picking a place for a special dinner? Or a consumer-advice magazine before buying a new car? Wouldn't it be great if there was a similar guide for looking up the quality of care at hospitals in your area? Hospital Compare contains a wealth of information on how well hospitals perform certain surgeries ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine

WTEN-TV Albany

Candidate backs Massachusetts "single payer" plan

Berwick, who served for 17 months as head of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, praised President Obama's health care law and the 2006 Massachusetts law that helped inspire it.

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

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