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  • Members in Blue Cross Affordable Care Act plans will see premiums rise

    Members enrolled in Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania's Affordable Care Act plans will see their premium rates rise by an average of 6.9 percent in 2015. Officials for the Wilkes-Barre-based insurer declined to specify how many members are covered...
  • Why Americans can't govern

    Why Americans can't govern
    We Americans are increasingly given to political escapism. Regardless of our place on the political spectrum — Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative — we prefer self-serving fictions to messy realities. We avoid unpopular choices...
  • An ongoing fight

    The Republican resistance to Obamacare is not surprising. Remember some of the party's fervent fights against Social Security in the 1930s and Medicare in the 1960s? — Patricia C. Houle, West Chicago   Follow the Editorial Board on Twitter:...
  • Former Hollywood Pavilion exec admits fraud, kickbacks

    Former Hollywood Pavilion exec admits fraud, kickbacks
    The former chief operating officer of the Hollywood Pavilion psychiatric hospital pleaded guilty Tuesday to his role in a $67 million health care fraud scheme, prosecutors said. Christopher Gabel, 61, of Davie, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy...
  • What's wrong with the new conservative answer to Obamacare

    What's wrong with the new conservative answer to Obamacare
    The best sign that conservatives have finally given up their campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act is that they've been cooking up proposals to keep some of the ACA's most important provisions in place, without fully abandoning Republican nostrums...
  • Teachers Do Participate In Medicare

    The Oct. 15 letter "Teachers Have Only Pensions" [courant.com] states that Connecticut teachers are "not allowed to participate in the federal Social Security and Medicare systems." This is misleading. First, it is my understanding that teachers have...
  • Kissimmee rehab owner pleads guilty to Medicare fraud

    Kissimmee rehab owner pleads guilty to Medicare fraud
    The former owner of a Kissimmee rehab clinic has pleaded guilty to $2.5 million in conspiracy to commit Medicare fraud and money laundering. Laura Leyva, 45, of Miami Lakes, pleaded guilty in Tampa federal court on Monday, according to a news release...
  • Comparing and choosing coverage

    Comparing and choosing coverage
    Open enrollment for 2015 is underway. And these charts can help you compare the premiums, deductibles and drug coverage offered in your community by private insurers with Medicare contracts. One chart details the 26 plans in Florida next year covering...
  • Medicare Advocates Asking Congress For Stronger Network Assurances

    Medicare advocates said Tuesday that patients deserve protections included in legislation introduced in June by Connecticut members of Congress. The Center for Medicare Advocacy and the Medicare Rights Center held a phone conference with U.S. Rep. Rosa...
  • Por primera vez hay planes de 5 estrellas disponibles

    Por primera vez hay planes de 5 estrellas disponibles
    Los sénior que están comparando planes privados de Medicare tienen ahora finalmente planes de cinco estrellas para elegir. Los planes de cinco estrellas ofrecidos en 2015 por CarePlus Health Plans Inc, con sede en El Doral, han obtenido las cinco...
  • Best bets in and around the south suburbs, Oct. 23-29

    Best bets in and around the south suburbs, Oct. 23-29
    Event highlights for the weekend and beyond in and around the south suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: triblocal.com/events. Boo Bash at Orland Square Mall...