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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.

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

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WALA

Stimpsona s proposed budget cuts insurance for some retirees

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

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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 .

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

InsureBlog

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.

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Related Topix: Health

Forbes.com

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.

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

Philly.com

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.

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

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Noozhawk

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.

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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.

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

ThinkProgress

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Health

NEWS.com.au

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Health, Circulation, Medicine, Heart Failure

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Post-gazette.com

UPMC's costly divorce from Highmark

On Jan. 1, UPMC will achieve its long-sought divorce from Highmark. The separation will undoubtedly disrupt care, add untold stress and potentially harm thousands.

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

WFAA-TV Dallas

Parkland under scrutiny by Medicare program

Parkland Hospital said it would respond Tuesday to a federal investigation over a homeless patient who was released with nowhere to go.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid

Wall Street Journal

Aging Americans Boost Share of Population Who Receive Government Benefits

More Americans than ever before are tapping government benefits. But this time the baby boomers may be responsible for the slight uptick.

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

GantDaily.com

Some States Bristle At Lack Of Authority Over Medicare Advantage Plans

Washington, DC, United States - When Minnesota retiree Doug Morphew needed surgery last year, he expected his Humana Medicare Advantage plan to step up and pay the lion's share of the bill.

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Related Topix: Health, Lonsdale, MN, Medicaid, Medicine

The Southtown Star

To Your Health: Take advantage of your Medicare wellness visit benefit

In fact, the first of the baby boomers turned 65 in 2011. And according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of senior citizens will increase dramatically between now and 2030 - growing to 72 million, more than twice the number from 2000.

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

Sys-Con Media

Medicare Physician Names Now Available From INTELLIMED

The physician's specialty and address are also available in the physician list. This was another step in their effort to improve transparency for all providers of CMS healthcare services.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid

Yahoo!

US won't reveal records on health website security

After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid, Healthcare Law, Law, Computers, Privacy

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Noozhawk

'Understanding Medicare' Presentation Set for Sept. 23 in Santa Barbara

HICAP will sponsor a free seminar for people interested in better understanding Medicare benefits and recent changes.

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

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