Medicare

November 18, 2017 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher monthly premiums for outpatient coverage await many Medicare beneficiaries next year, the government says. The additional expense will eat away at an increase in their Social Security checks. The news about "Part B" premiums was buried in the fine print of a notice issued...
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November 17, 2017 - 8:45 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Two nurses lost their licenses after a television station persuaded courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in their care. The video shows the World War II veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he can't breathe. It also shows the nurses...
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November 17, 2017 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Medicare beneficiaries will pay higher monthly premiums next year for outpatient coverage, an expense that will eat away at an increase in their Social Security checks, the government announced late Friday afternoon. The news about "Part B" premiums was buried in the fine...
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Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez becomes emotional as he speaks to reporters in front of the courthouse in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The federal bribery trial of Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 16, 2017 - 6:59 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The federal bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended Thursday with the jury hopelessly deadlocked on all charges, a partial victory for him that could nevertheless leave the case hanging over his head as he gears up for re-election to a sharply divided Senate. U.S...
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In this Oct. 18, 2017 photo, the Healthcare.gov website is seen on a computer screen in Washington. Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium, and marketing companies say they’re starting to see an impact on sign-ups. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 15, 2017 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sign-ups for Affordable Care Act health plans are running more than 45 percent ahead of last year's pace, according to government data released Wednesday. The numbers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services come as Republican senators are pushing to pay for tax cuts by...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, a sign points the way to a hospital in Georgia. A study shows that Medicare patients with common illnesses who were treated by their own familiar primary care doctors were slightly more likely to survive after being sent home than those treated by hospitalists, internists who don't provide care outside of hospitals. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
November 13, 2017 - 1:28 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The old-fashioned, family doctor style of medicine could be lifesaving for elderly hospitalized patients, a big study suggests, showing benefits over a rapidly expanding alternative that has hospital-based doctors overseeing care instead. Medicare patients with common conditions...
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November 09, 2017 - 6:27 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Just one week after Justice Department lawyers argued that a national nursing-care provider had bilked Medicare out of millions of dollars in unnecessary services, government lawyers are now moving to drop their lawsuit entirely. Toledo, Ohio-based HCR ManorCare, which...
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FILE - This Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington, at dawn. The House Republican tax plan would add $1.5 trillion to the federal debt at a time when the economy is doing pretty well on its own and the retirement of the Baby Boom generation is already putting a strain on Social Security and Medicare. All of which is why many analysts argue that big tax cuts aren’t needed now, even if they would help stimulate the economy, which is far from certain. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 06, 2017 - 8:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When House Republicans proposed their tax-cut plan last week, critics noted that it came with a towering price: It would swell the nation's debt by $1.5 trillion at a time when the economy is already faring well on its own and a vast generation of retiring baby boomers threatens...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, speaks next to Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., during a news conference announcing GOP tax legislation, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 03, 2017 - 11:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation providing five more years of financing for an expired children's health program won House approval Friday, but a partisan battle over paying for the extension seemed certain to delay the bill in the Senate. Each side is using the fight to accuse the other of...
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FILE - This Aug. 19, 2014, file photo, shows the corporate sign atop Aetna headquarters in Hartford, Conn. Aetna Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
October 31, 2017 - 4:25 pm
Aetna trumped third-quarter earnings expectations and raised its 2017 forecast again, even as the health insurer's withdrawal from the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces contributed to a revenue miss. The nation's third-largest insurer balanced a 5-percent drop in revenue with a bigger...
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