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38 min ago | The Washington Post

Subsidizing graduate medical education

Princeton economist Uwe Reinhardt published an op-ed in Friday's New York Times suggesting that the $15 billion annual government subsidy to teaching hospitals for graduate medical education - mostly for residency programs - is inappropriate because a medical education is a private good, not a public good, the cost of which can be recouped by the ... (more)


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Science / Technology

4 hrs ago | Columbia Journalism Review

Medicare fraud stories ignore larger issues of reform

The Journal piece explained how Medicare's claims database "reveals that some alleged bad actors have been in the Medicare system for years."


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid, Medicine, Journalism, Opinion

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Anti-Bera ad misleads on Obamacare

Crossroads GPS, the outside group affiliated with GOP strategist Karl Rove, is out with a television ad in Sacramento County, yoking freshman Democratic Rep. Ami Bera to the federal Affordable Care Act.


Related Topix: Sacramento County, CA, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Ami Bera, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Sacramento, CA, Health

The Washington Post

Before retiring, make sure you have a plan

A recent column about the importance of getting your Social Security statement prompted a lot of retirement questions from readers.


Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News


Medicare Changes That Older Adults Should Be Aware Of

With the recent implementation of the Affordable Care Act and Covered California, older adults may have questions about changes in health coverage concerning their current Medicare plan.


Related Topix: Medicine

New King school features touch-screens and original mosaics, SummaCare gets more time to fix Medicare: Akron news

When children will enter an all-new King Community Learning Center next Thursday, a few old favorites will greet them.


Related Topix: Akron, OH

NH Insider

Brown For Us Senate - Obamacare's Negative Impact on Medicare

England. Approximately 15,000 Granite State seniors participate in Medicare Advantage, a type of private supplemental health insurance that pays for Medicare hospital inpatient and outpatient services.


Related Topix: Health, Health Insurance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

KATC-TV Lafayette

6900 haven't sent papers needed for insurance

Federal officials say about 6,900 Louisiana residents could lose insurance under the Affordable Care Act unless they send copies of citizenship or immigration papers to prove they're eligible.


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health

Scott Brown warns seniors of Obamacare Medicare cuts

Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown, left, listens to a guest at a forum Thursday in Manchester dealing with Obamacare and Medicare while Barry Devine, right, and Michael McLeod look on.


Related Topix: Scott Brown, Healthcare Law, US News, Law, US Senate, Republican, Health, Manchester, NH, US Politics, Mitt Romney

Thu Aug 21, 2014


Stimpsona s proposed budget cuts insurance for some retirees

FOX10 News continues to investigate how the Mobile mayor's proposed budget may affect you.


Related Topix: Health, Health Insurance

JD Supra

FDA to Strengthen Oversight of Certain In Vitro Diagnostic Devices

On July 31, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its intent to strengthen regulation of certain in vitro diagnostics , including laboratory developed tests .


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Health, Medicaid


What's Old is New: The AMA, Medicare and Value

Almost four years ago, we wrote about a little known committee, nestled deep in the bowels of the American Medical Association , that exercised outsized power over how much money doctors will receive in Medicare reimbursements: " Three times a year, 29 doctors gather around a table in a hotel meeting room.


Related Topix: Health

For Medicare, Private Is Better Than Public

John C. Goodman is one of the nation's leading thinkers on health policy. He is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the widely acclaimed book, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis.


Related Topix: Health, Health Care Policy, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, William F. Buckley, Social Security, Personal Finance, Columbia University

Rep. Ryan makes Philly first stop on book tour; protests outside deride him

Congressman Paul Ryan shakes hands with Michael Smerconish at the start of The World Affairs Council of Phila.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Democrat, Tim Ryan, Wisconsin, Health

Wed Aug 20, 2014


Free 'New to Medicare' Seminar Set for Sept. 17 in Santa Barbara

The "New to Medicare" presentation will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care offices at 602 E. Montecito St. in Santa Barbara.


Related Topix: Health, Santa Barbara, CA, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Hampton Roads Daily Press

New 'dual-eligible' Medicare, Medicaid program gaining ground

More than 38,000 "dual-eligibles" in Virginia - people who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare - have signed up for Virginia's pilot program, Commonwealth Coordinated Care, since its launch in March, according to the Department of Medical Assistance Services.


Related Topix: Virginia, Health, Medicaid, Charlottesville, VA


No, We Still Don't Have Proof That Private Medicare Plans Are Better

A growing debate over the Medicare Advantage program has big ramifications for the future of American seniors' health coverage.


Related Topix: Health, Vaccinations, US News, Liberal Political News

Silicon Alley Insider

Walgreen CFO's Departure Due To $1 Billion Forecasting Error : WSJ

Chief Financial Officer, Wade Miquelon, and another top executive lost their jobs after a $1 billion forecasting error in the company's Medicare-related business, the Wall Street Journal reported.


Related Topix: Health

Private health to manage GP care

THE families of FIFO workers who have committed suicide have a welcomed a decision by WA Parliament to investigate the deaths.


Related Topix: Wedding, Medicine, Health

The Salinas Californian

Medicare patients' hospital stays for heart-disease plungeMedicare...

Medicare patients' hospital stays for heart-disease plunge Fewer people died after leaving the hospital, as well.


Related Topix: Health, Circulation, Medicine, Heart Failure