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  • Connecticut Medicare Recipients Saved $64.7 Million On Prescription Drugs In 2014

    Medicare recipients in Connecticut saved $64.7 million last year as a result of the Affordable Care Act closing a gap in prescription drug coverage over time, shifting a greater share of the costs to the federal government. The Affordable Care Act,...
  • Bolingbrook doctor gets 18 months in prison

    Bolingbrook doctor gets 18 months in prison
    A Bolingbrook physician who pleaded guilty in September to illegally prescribing controlled medications and fraudulently billing Medicare was sentenced to 18 months in prison Tuesday. Sathish Narayanappa Babu, 48, owned Anik Life Sciences Medical Corp.,...
  • Report: Small group accounts for 11 percent of hospital admissions

    Report: Small group accounts for 11 percent of hospital admissions
    Three percent of patients hospitalized in Pennsylvania in fiscal 2014 were "super-utilizers" — people admitted five or more times in a year, according to a new report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council. Those 21,308...
  • In Cuba, fugitive declines invitation to return to U.S.

    In Cuba, fugitive declines invitation to return to U.S.
    U.S. marshals normally surprise fugitives by breaking down doors and hauling people off in handcuffs. This time, federal agents took a different tack: They called the wanted man and politely asked him to return. "He confirmed, absolutely, I know I'm...
  • Connecticut Nurse Among Highest Prescribers In U.S.

    Connecticut Nurse Among Highest Prescribers In U.S.
    A Derby nurse practitioner was among the top 10 prescribers nationally of the most potent controlled substances in Medicare's drug program in 2012 — an anomaly in a state where Medicare records show that nurse practitioners rarely prescribe such...
  • Let's not slash Medicare Advantage

    Let's not slash Medicare Advantage
    All Americans, regardless of where they choose to live or how much they earn, deserve access to high quality health care. Seniors across the country have worked hard for the promise that health coverage options would be available to them upon retirement....
  • State approves Osceola center for mentally ill

    State approves Osceola center for mentally ill
    A state agency has rejected a major challenge to a new mental-health center in Osceola County designed to keep mentally ill people out of jail and hospital emergency rooms, and to save taxpayers millions of dollars. The Florida Department of Children &...
  • Bone up before you buy: The ABCS of picking a Medigap policy

    People enrolling in traditional Medicare should buy a supplemental insurance policy to cover the substantial gaps left by deductibles and co-payments, according to consumer advocates. But choosing a private Medigap plan can be daunting. That's what Joyce...
  • Concerns of aging population include money, memory loss and long-term care

    Concerns of aging population include money, memory loss and long-term care
    Let's be blunt about it. Money is going to be a big issue for most of us as we and the people we care about grow old. "While baby boomers had the opportunity to plan for aging, many also had that generation's impulse for immediate gratification and...
  • 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...
  • Managing debt wisely in your retirement years

    The holidays, the hangovers and, for many, the resolutions are over. What's left, of course, are the extra pounds and the credit card bills. Skipping a few restaurant meals this month can help with both problems, but for many retirees that isn't going...