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  1. Compromise GOP budget hikes war funds, targets a ObamacareaRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | KRQE Albuquerque

    ... poor to promise a balanced budget by 2024. But it drops a controversial House proposal to radically overhaul the Medicare program. It also eliminates the option of using a fast-track budget bill to target food stamps and Pell Grants. The measure is ...

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  2. Letter: Stand up against greed infecting our health careRead the original story w/Photo

    34 min ago | Times Herald-Record

    The Affordable Care Act envisioned an expanded, improved Medicare type system, offering high quality, low-cost comprehensive health coverage, without regard to age, income, employment status or existing health conditions, using providers you want.

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  3. What to expect from Humana this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | Business Journal

    ... through contracts with the federal government. In its most recent earnings guidance, the company said it expects Medicare membership to grow during 2015, while its individual commercial and employer group business lines decrease slightly. During the ...

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  4. State wants binding arbitration for Highmark-UPMC riftRead the original story w/Photo

    49 min ago | Business Journal

    ... outside Allegheny County, and rates paid for the care of Highmark seniors who are treated at UPMC hospitals under Medicare Advantage plans . Last month, UPMC notified the state it would no longer see some 180,000 Highmark members with Medicare ...

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  5. Help Clients Avoid Medicare Penalties: Retirement ScanRead the original story w/Photo

    51 min ago | Financial Planning

    Signing up late for Medicare Part B can trigger a lifelong penalty Seniors are advised to do research on Medicare because missing the deadline for enrollment in the program could mean a lifelong penalty, in some cases, of 10% of Medicare Part B premium for every year they have not enrolled, according to this article on Los Angeles Times. The seven-month enrollment kicks in three months before they turn 65 and extends through three months after their birth month.

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  6. How is the doctor-patient relationship changing? Ita s going electronic.Read the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | The Washington Post

    ... large part, by a program from the stimulus act of 2009 that has invested $29.6 billion as of February 2015 to help Medicare and Medicaid providers convert to and use digital records. "It is your data; you control it. You have the right to see it in ...

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  7. Former Rep. Allyson Schwartz's New Group, The Better Medicare Alliance, Is Not What It AppearsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Crooks and Liars

    ... found work again, not back home but back inside the Beltway. "Today I will begin as President and CEO of the Better Medicare Alliance," she told her "friends and supporters." The Better Medicare Alliance is a so-called 501(c)(3) nonprofit that ...

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  8. Carolinas HealthCare, UnitedHealthcare reach agreement in metro Charlotte areaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WBTV

    Carolinas HealthCare System and UnitedHealthcare have reached agreement on a new contract in the metropolitan Charlotte area for all Carolinas HealthCare System hospitals, physicians, and other entities. UnitedHealthcare and Carolinas HealthCare System agreed to make the new contract retroactive to March 1, 2015, ensuring people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored and Medicare plans do not experience any interruption in their in-network benefits coverage for services received at Carolinas HealthCare System.

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  9. Bright Ideas from the Latest StartupsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Medical Device/Diagnostic Ind.

    ... - and investment opportunities - to an audience that included venture capitalists. capitalizes on the fact that Medicare began paying physicians $40 per patient per month for putting in place a diabetes care management program. According to founder ...

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  10. Study finds no health drawbacks to veterans' dual use of VA, Medicare AdvantageRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    Nurse practitioner Jyoti Desai and nurse Barbara Murphy see an older primary care patient at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Credit: Tommy Leonardi In a study that looked at a handful of quality measures for chronic disease care, veterans who used both Department of Veterans Affairs care and a Medicare Advantage plan during 2008 or 2009 did no better or worse than those who used only VA care.

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  11. Sen. Sanders Warns All 50 Governors About "Devastating Budget Cuts"Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WVNY

    ... inequality, it gives huge tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires, while making devastating cuts to education, Medicare, affordable housing and prescription drug coverage." The House and Senate action on a budget resolution is expected shortly. ...

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  12. Moody's cuts debt rating at local hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Business Journal

    ... UPMC , which controls 51 percent of Jefferson's primary service area, Moody's said. Jefferson also has a high Medicare payer population at 57 percent, which includes Medicare Advantage plans, Moody's said, and the hospital's market has been ...

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  13. Bernie Sanders warns governors about Republican budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

    ... inequality, it gives huge tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires, while making devastating cuts to education, Medicare, affordable housing and prescription drug coverage," wrote Sanders, an Independent who caucuses with the Democrats and is the ...

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  14. Follow up is the keyRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Lake County Record-Bee

    ... back to see if you were able to connect with the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program to discuss your Medicare supplemental plan options;” or “Did you talk with the Veterans Service Office about applying for Aid and ...

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  15. Change to Michigan Auto Insurance Bills Requires $100 Premium CutRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

    The Republican-led House will consider legislation that would cut auto insurance premiums in Michigan by $100 annually for two years and no longer let health providers charge car insurers much more to treat injured motorists than health plans are billed. The measure won approval 9-6 along party lines on April 23 in the House Insurance Committee, which amended the Senate-passed bill to require a rate rollback and limit medical charges to 150 percent of what Medicare would pay.

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  16. Patients rank Connecticut's hospitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

    Registration will allow you to post comments on ctpost.com and create a ctpost.com Subscriber Portal account for you to manage subscriptions and email preferences. Each year, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services surveys patients who have spent time at the nation's Medicare-eligible hospitals.

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  17. Satisfied patients are dead ones?Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | CBC News

    ... that ranks hospitals on a five-star scale. Critics say patient feedback can be very misleading. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the US federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid, has unveiled a feature on the website ...

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  18. Charles Koch Wants Us to Like HimRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    ... The Koch brothers don't think poor elderly people deserve decent health care either, as they're looking to slash Medicare . In fact, they probably think poor workers should just continue to work until they just fall over dead because along with ...

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  19. Wendell Potter: Allyson Schwartz's new advocacy group is not what it appearsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Philly.com

    ... found work again, not back home but back inside the Beltway. "Today I will begin as President and CEO of the Better Medicare Alliance," she told her "friends and supporters." The Better Medicare Alliance is a so-called 501(c)(3) nonprofit that ...

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  20. Inogen's (INGN) CEO Raymond Huggenberger on Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call TranscriptRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

    ... intentions, including but not limited to our assessment of the impact from competitive bidding under new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS rules and regulations, our expectations regarding our pricing and sales strategies, and future ...

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