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  • An expert's heroic fact-checking of Mitch McConnell on Obamacare

    An expert's heroic fact-checking of Mitch McConnell on Obamacare
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is facing a stiff reelection challenge this year, has stuck to his stated determination to repeal the Affordable Care Act if his party takes control of the Senate in the next election. This is a...
  • UCLA study offers hope on emergency room crowding

    UCLA study offers hope on emergency room crowding
    A new UCLA study has found that while people enrolled in low-cost, government-run health plans visit emergency rooms at high rates soon after becoming insured, the number falls dramatically within a year. That's good news, said study author and UCLA...
  • Challengers' record key in House District 29 race

    Challengers' record key in House District 29 race
    The two candidates running in Florida House District 29 both like to talk about the record of the challenger to make their cases. The challenger is Republican former state Rep. Scott Plakon, who said he passed 16 bills while he was serving as District...
  • Medicaid ADHD treatment under scrutiny

    ATLANTA � Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, affects one in seven school-age children in the U.S., and from 2003 to 2011 the number of children diagnosed with the condition rose by more than 40 percent. Doctors have considerable...
  • Nursing home chain to pay $38 million over claims of deficient care

    (Reuters) - Extendicare Health Services Inc has agreed to pay $38 million to the U.S. government and eight states to settle allegations that it billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard nursing care and unnecessary rehabilitation therapy. The...
  • Two Valley nursing homes part of $38 million fraud settlement

    Two Valley nursing homes part of $38 million fraud settlement
    Two local nursing homes are accused of subjecting patients to "medically unnecessary" and unreasonable rehabilitation services in order to boost Medicare reimbursements as part of a $38 million False Claims Act settlement announced Friday by the U.S....
  • Focus on the promises of Obamacare

    Tribune reporter Michelle Manchir’s article “Quinn now in front on Obamacare; With numbers in, governor touts health care success” (News, Oct. 1) fails to evaluate two important aspects of the Affordable Care Act. The first is Gov. Pat...
  • Nursing home chain to pay $38 million in US settlement

    MILWAUKEE Extendicare Health Services Inc. has agreed to pay $38 million to the federal government and eight states to settle allegations that it improperly billed Medicare and Medicaid. The Milwaukee nursing home chain and a subsidiary allegedly...
  • Charlie Crist, Rick Scott face off in first debate

    Charlie Crist, Rick Scott face off in first debate
    It took just moments for Charlie Crist and Rick Scott to unsheathe their knives in an attempt to slice and dice each other in the first debate of the Florida governor's race, an hourlong back and forth that showcased multiple policy differences. Scott,...
  • In Wisconsin, Democrats try moderation in fight with Scott Walker

    Two years ago, politics here burned with a white-hot intensity. Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican elected in 2010, had pushed a bill through the Legislature eliminating most collective bargaining rights for state workers. Unions and their Democratic...
  • Nursing home abuse claims lead to $38 million settlement with feds

    WASHINGTON One of the nation's largest nursing home chains has agreed to pay $38 million to settle allegations that it improperly billed federal health programs for the poor and aging and provided unnecessary care, as well as "disturbing" substandard...