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  • New 'dual-eligible' Medicare, Medicaid program gaining ground

    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...
  • Woman receives sentence for role in healthcare scheme

    A woman who ran a $20-million healthcare scheme out of a Glendale medical clinic was sentenced Monday to eight years in federal prison and ordered to pay back more than $9 million in restitution to Medicare and Medi-Cal. Lianna “Lili”...
  • Walgreen CFO's departure due to $1 billion forecasting error : WSJ

    (Reuters) - Drugstore retailer Walgreen Co's 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. Walgreen...
  • Effort To Improve Health In Impoverished North End Starts In The ER

     Effort To Improve Health In Impoverished North End Starts In The ER
    Deborah Knowlin slowly limps to her kitchen table, favoring her left knee because her right one, she says, gives out frequently. Sitting down at the table, Knowlin snaps open a day-of-the-week pill box and empties Friday's contents into her right hand:...
  • Know risks of buying in-laws' home

    Dear Liz: My in-laws just informed us that they have gone through their retirement fund and soon won't be able to pay their mortgage. They borrowed against the house they've lived in for 30 years and currently owe $325,000. They are devastated, so I am...
  • Storms, liberals, and black males: Letters

    Preparing for storms? I have read Beth Kassab's column, "Remembering Charley, the storm that changed us," in Tuesday's Sentinel, and also the editorial on Wednesday "Remember Charley: Be ready for storm season." In 2004, my husband and I thought we...
  • Diabetic supply company hiring for about 250 new jobs

    Boca Raton-based Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies will move to larger offices and grow from 550 to 800 local employees, the company announced Thursday. Med-Care, one of the largest diabetic supply companies in the nation, is seeking customer service...
  • GOP using whacky strategies to derail affordable health care

    WASHINGTON Ever since its passage in 2010 the Republican Party has made it clear that it will do everything in its power to obstruct the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted 54 times...
  • Social Security: broken, but not broke

    Just in time for the 79th anniversary of Social Security, the trustees of the plan released "The 2014 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds," with the current and...
  • Courtney updates seniors on status of Medicare

    Congressman Joe Courtney (D-2) told seniors at the Griswold Senior Center that Medicare's solvency will allow it to continue improving the health of senior citizens through 2030. Courtney's Aug. 8 visit to the center focused on the newly-released report...
  • Vermont is 'single-payer' trailblazer

    BERLIN, Vt. Dr. Marvin Malek has been yearning and advocating for a publicly financed, single-payer health care system for at least two decades. Now, as Vermont stands on the threshold of being the first state to launch such a plan, he's confessing to...