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  1. Health care overhaul doubts ease for insurersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2012 | WSOCTV

    ... be for insurers. They also were concerned about added costs from the law and funding cuts to government-sponsored Medicare Advantage plans, a key growth area. But a year later, these challenges are starting to appear manageable, and investors see ...

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  2. UPDATE 1-Amedisys quarterly profit beats as expenses fallRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | Reuters

    ... hospitals and providers of home healthcare services have been hit hard by federal budget spending cuts and lower Medicare insurance reimbursement rates. Amedisys reported an adjusted net income from continuing operations of $9.1 million, or 28 cents ...

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  3. American Wellbeing Since 1979Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Project Syndicate

    ... for the bottom quintile, 0.9 percentage points comes from the growth of the health-care financing programs Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program. The CBO counts all of that growth as an increase in poor US households' ...

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  4. "Exchanges Have Become Like Medicaid"Read the original story

    23 hrs ago | The Heartland Institute

    ... exchange plan networks, which have "rates that are above Medicaid." Medicaid rates are typically below those for Medicare, which in turn are generally lower than commercial insurance plans.To prevent discrimination against ACA policyholders, some ...

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  5. Health/WellnessRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | Proctor Journal

    ... athlete have in common? You both use your eye sight each day to live life to the fullest. Finding the right Medicare plan can be a little confusing - there are so many plans and coverage options to choose from. Shorter days, colder weather, icy ...

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  6. Nhgop: New DSCC Ad Hides Senator Shaheen's Vote to Cut MedicareRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NH Insider

    Today, the New Hampshire Republican State Committee released the following statement in response to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's new ad that desperately tries to distract from Jeanne Shaheen's vote to cut Medicare: "In an act of desperation, the Democrats chose to run a blatantly false ad attacking Scott Brown while deliberately ignoring Senator Jeanne Shaheen's vote to cut Medicare, an important program that many seniors in the Granite State depend upon," said New Hampshire GOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "The truth is Scott Brown has never voted to cut Medicare, and this effort to distract New Hampshire voters from Senator Shaheen's record of voting with President Obama 99 percent of the time won't work.

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  7. Hospital Safety GuideRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Consumer Reports

    ... five safety categories into a score between 1 and 100. Data are the most recent available from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Mortality, readmission, and scanning apply to patients 65 or older; communication, to all adults; and ...

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  8. Healthcare overhaul ramps up business at WellPointRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Cybercast News Service

    ... onto the balance sheets of insurers, including an industry-wide tax that is non-deductible. It trimmed funding for Medicare Advantage plans and altered the manner in which insurers operate by preventing them from excluding high-risk patients. ...

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  9. Capital Journal Daybreak: Business PAC Dollars Move to GOP |...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Wall Street Journal

    ... voters in several states, read Damian Paletta's full post in Washington Wire . INSIDER-TRADING PROBE FOCUSES ON MEDICARE AGENCY: The day Medicare officials began discussing whether to set new coverage limits on a costly new prostate-cancer ...

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  10. Obamacare, Year One: 78 Percent Premium HikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily Caller

    ... young and healthy customers during the first round of exchange enrollment. But people just several years away from Medicare have been hit with double-digit hikes as well. The average, non-weighted premiums across three different age groups are ...

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  11. Ontario health organizations team up against medical tourismRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | GlobalNews

    The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, Canadian Doctors for Medicare, the Association of Ontario Midwives, and the Association of Ontario Health Centres have joined forces on a push for the ban, the group announced Wednesday during a press conference at Queen's park. The coalition says hospitals should not be creating for-profit programs to attract international patients on a pay-for-treatment basis.

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  12. Medicare Drug Plans Need the Tools to Fight FraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | National Center for Policy Analysis

    ... easily identify questionable drug utilization and detect potential fraud. The problem, explains Herrick, is that Medicare Part D drug plans are not allowed to take action on such fraud; while state Medicaid programs allow drug plans to restrict ...

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  13. New Report Identifies Industry-Wide Best Business Practices Across Home Health SpaceRead the original story

    Yesterday | Freshnews

    ... agencies are doing to ensure long-term growth and sustainability." Upcoming regulations such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ICD-10 will present particular challenges for the home health industry, requiring agencies of any size ...

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  14. New BCBS product excludes Catholic Health facilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Business Journal

    BlueCross BlueShield of WNY has expanded its tiered network offerings for 2015 with a new product for seniors that excludes Catholic Health facilities. The Medicare Advantage product, Senior Blue HMO Select takes the place of the insurer's existing Senior Blue HMO-POS 650, which provided access to a broader range of sites, including those operated by Catholic Health.

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  15. Westport News & NotesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SouthCoastToday.com

    ... clinics for residents nine years of age and older by appointment in October. The cost of the vaccine is covered by Medicare Part B and HMO's. Vaccine is available for those without health insurance. Call (508) 636-1030 for an appointment.

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  16. IRS Releases Favorable Private Business Use Rules for Facilities Financed With Tax-Exempt BondsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | JD Supra

    On October 24, 2014, the IRS released Notice 2014-67, which establishes more favorable safe harbors for types of service contracts and other arrangements using property financed with tax-exempt bonds. The Notice also provides helpful guidance of more limited scope regarding the treatment of Accountable Care Organizations under the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

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  17. We need collaboration, not obstructionRead the original story

    Yesterday | Fredericksburg.com

    ... will be repealed; the EPA will be restricted; unbridled free market capitalism will prevail; Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid will be diminished; corporations will continue to feed at the public trough; and the gap between rich and poor will ...

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  18. Vote for Trammell as a moderate alternativeRead the original story

    Yesterday | Fredericksburg.com

    ... will result in the loss of health insurance for 216,000 Virginians, reopening of a doughnut hole for seniors on Medicare, young adults to be dropped from their parents' plan and once again allowing insurance companies to deny coverage to individuals ...

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  19. Looking to a day of better health care at lower costRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Philly.com

    ... website to see how hospitals fared with patients in their age group. This will be especially valuable for those of Medicare age. And the list goes on. We will have complete price transparency and total public accountability online 24/7 regarding the ...

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  20. The 1 Way All Hospitals Can Save Lives And MoneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Forbes.com

    Nicole Fisher is the President and CEO at HHR Strategies, a health care and human rights focused advising firm. Additionally, she is a Senior Policy Advisor and expert on health economic analyses mainly focusing on Medicare, Medicaid and health reform, specifically as they impact vulnerable populations.

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