| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Two of the four Democrats vying to succeed Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) on Monday announced cable TV ads in the Inland Empire district.
Both ads accentuate the positive in a race that has become increasingly competitive.
In her ad, Colton...
| May 14, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Americans are getting older. A new U.S. Census BureauÂ report projects that roughly one in five Americans (about 21 percent) will be 65 years old and up by 2050, compared with just 13 percent in 2010 and less than 10 percent in 1970. Taking a longer view,...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Testing hospital patients on their ability to perform everyday tasks before they are released could go a long way to keeping them from returning to the hospital, new research from Johns Hopkins University suggests.
Tasks such as moving from a bed to a...
| May 21, 2014
| 3:33 PM
The U.S. attorney’s office in Portland has issued subpoenas to Oregon’s health insurance exchange as part of a grand jury investigation into the spectacular failure of the state’s system, which was never able to enroll consumers online...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:51 PM
This week, the federal government is planning to release a massive database capable of providing patients with much more information about their doctors.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the government agency that runs Medicare, plans...
| May 18, 2014
A Melrose Park pain specialist charged Medicare the highest rate allowed for more than 80 percent of her established patients' office visits in 2012, government records show.
That same year, a Chicago Heights internist classified every single patient...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Millie Tyssowski, a retired Medicare executive and Social Security Administration budgeting official, died of congestive heart failure May 16 at Sinai Hospital. The Dickeyville resident was 93.
After retiring, she served as president of both the Maryland...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:38 AM
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:38 PM
A big part of the argument made by enemies of the Affordable Care Act that the Act is hurting Medicare applies to a category of health plan known as Medicare Advantage. New evidence has just come in showing that Medicare Advantage is a ripoff that fattens...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Mary is single, in her late 50s, widowed and earning about $2,000 a month cleaning bathrooms downtown. She's had no health insurance for the last decade, but she's received medical care when she needed it at free clinics and emergency rooms.
But now it'...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:05 PM
A year ago, when the Republican National Committee’s searing 2012 election postmortem was released, it was possible to imagine, for a fleeting moment, that the GOP might finally grasp why it has lost the popular vote in five of the last six...