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  • Legislators Grappling With Fast-Changing Health Care Landscape

    Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano speaks fondly of the days when his dad was a primary care doctor in independent practice, running his patients' lab tests and performing mammograms in his office to make sure they got done. "I think that era is going to...
  • Congress hears testimony on Cuban criminal pipeline

    Congress hears testimony on Cuban criminal pipeline
    WASHINGTON — Cuba's role in enabling a criminal pipeline to Florida must be examined as the United States moves to restore relations with the Communist-led island, the leader of a key congressional panel said Thursday. Jeff Duncan, chairman of the...
  • 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...
  • Barry Brooks - A simple Medicare fix: Same fee for same service

    Imagine this basic scenario: You are out of milk. You could go to your local convenience store and purchase a gallon for $3. But instead, you drive 25 miles to buy the identical gallon of milk for $5 at a large chain grocery store. If this sounds...
  • Senate OKs budget, but GOP rift over Pentagon emerges

    Senate OKs budget, but GOP rift over Pentagon emerges
    The Senate stayed in session all night to pass a $3.7-trillion Republican budget early Friday, grinding through tough -- but symbolic -- votes that provided the new Congress with a needed achievement. Passage on a strict party line vote, 52-46,...
  • House passes compromise package to change how Medicare pays doctors

    The House of Representatives easily passed bipartisan legislation Thursday to update the way Medicare pays physicians and extend federal funding for a popular children's health insurance program, putting pressure on the Senate to act before Congress...
  • Wasserman Schultz calls Marco Rubio a 'self-interested and opportunistic politician'

    Wasserman Schultz calls Marco Rubio a 'self-interested and opportunistic politician'
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, again on Wednesday bashed U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. Rubio is a likely candidate for the 2016 presidential nomination. Last week, Wasserman Schultz said she...
  • Californians increasingly visiting hospital ERs for non-injury care

    Californians increasingly visiting hospital ERs for non-injury care
    Californians are increasingly likely to visit a hospital emergency room for complex medical problems rather than an injury, according to new research. Although hospital emergency departments, or EDs, were once known as "accident rooms," a review of...
  • Among Most Prolific Drug Prescribers In U.S., CT Nurse Surrenders Licenses

    A Derby nurse practitioner whose prolific prescribing of potent narcotics was the subject of a February story by C-HIT has surrendered her state and federal licenses to prescribe controlled substances and is the subject of an "open investigation" by the...
  • Sen. Bob Menendez indictment makes Supreme Court ruling look bad

    Sen. Bob Menendez indictment makes Supreme Court  ruling look bad
    In the Supreme Court's landmark 2010 case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the court declared that corporate independent political expenditures are protected free speech under the First Amendment and cannot be constrained. The court...
  • Bills would ensure patients get meds: My Word

    Bills would ensure patients get meds: My Word
    Florida legislators have the opportunity to address fail-first insurance protocols that prevent patients like me from receiving medication in a timely manner. I know firsthand what it's like to be denied necessary medications because patients are being...