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  • How did hospital bills get so complicated?

    How did hospital bills get so complicated?
    As recently as 1969, delivering a baby in Morristown, N.J., could cost parents as little as $235.65 — a flat, all-inclusive rate for a three-day hospital stay and doctors' fees. I know this because that was the price on the receipt from my birth...
  • State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It

    State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It
    A physician might prescribe an antidepressant to treat hot flashes or the asthma drug Singulair for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder even though they're not approved for the specific conditions by the Food and Drug Administration. It's a legal,...
  • USC-Verdugo Hills nurses vote on possible strike

    USC-Verdugo Hills nurses vote on possible strike
    Feeling thwarted in recent contract negotiations with administrators, nurses at USC-Verdugo Hill Hospital asked those among their ranks Thursday to vote on whether they’d be willing to go on strike. Staff members representing the California...
  • U.S. House approves long-term fix for Medicare payments to doctors

    U.S. House approves long-term fix for Medicare payments to doctors
    — For the 28,000 Pennsylvania doctors who treat Medicare patients, Thursday's vote by the U.S. House of Representatives brought a sigh of relief. The overwhelmingly bipartisan proposal would end a series of financial cliffs for the health care...
  • House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate

     House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate
    In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years. The lopsided 392-37 vote shifted pressure...
  • Price tag of bipartisan bill averting Medicare doc fee cuts

    The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the bipartisan bill preventing cuts in doctors' fees for treating Medicare patients would total $214 billion in costs over the coming decade. Highlights of the CBO analysis (in rounded numbers):...
  • Overhaul of Medicare payments to doctors heads for bipartisan House passage

    Overhaul of Medicare payments to doctors heads for bipartisan House passage
    House leaders and national medical groups are working to save a potentially historic deal to overhaul the way Medicare pays doctors and head off a dramatic cut in physicians' fees slated to take effect next week. The unusual bipartisan legislation was...
  • Frustrated vets pack VA town hall meeting

    Frustrated vets pack VA town hall meeting
    CROWN POINT — Veterans from across Northwest Indiana and Illinois packed a small conference room at the Adam Benjamin Jr. VA Outpatient Clinic on Wednesday to heap both complaints and praise on their health care provider. Nearly 50 veterans were...
  • Obama ready to sign bill revamping Medicare doctor fees

    President Barack Obama said Wednesday he's ready to sign "good, bipartisan" legislation protecting physicians from steep cuts in Medicare reimbursements and bolstering health programs for children and the poor as Senate Democrats seemed to soften their...
  • Create a checklist to help you cope with chronic illness

    A diagnosis of a debilitating chronic disease, such as Parkinson's or multiple sclerosis, can be frightening. But once you get over the initial shock, it's time to get down to work, drawing up financial and estate plans tailored to your medical condition....
  • Obama says he's ready to sign Medicare doctor payment fix

    President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he's ready to sign good bipartisan legislation to fix Medicare's doctor payment problem, without endorsing any specific legislation. Without a fix, doctors face a 21 percent cut in Medicare fees, the consequence...