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  • Deficit dips, but long-term federal budget outlook remains dim

    The federal deficit continues to decline thanks to budget cuts and slower growth in Medicare costs, but lower than expected corporate tax revenues dimmed some of the improved outlook, according to a report Wednesday from the Congressional Budget Office....
  • How to become a volunteer money mentor

    The University of Florida Lake County Extension needs volunteers for its Florida Master Money Mentor program, which provides free one-on-one financial coaching. Volunteers will help families and individuals create and track family budgets and promote...
  • What the history of Medicare Part D can tell us about Obamacare

    What the history of Medicare Part D can tell us about Obamacare
    How Americans will take to the Affordable Care Act over the long haul may be hard to predict, but mapping out its future course need not be entirely the product of guesswork. That's because we have a model on which to base our predictions: Medicare Part...
  • Hospital rankings have value, when used properly, experts say

    Hospital rankings have value, when used properly, experts say
    If you want to know how safe your hospital is, or how effectively it delivers cardiac care or cancer treatment, there's a tool for that: hospital rankings. But what if a hospital scores high in heart surgery on one list, then gets a "C" in safety on...
  • Accountable Care Organizations might help tame Medicare costs

    whatdoctorsknow.com Medicare is the 800-pound gorilla in the waiting room of health care reform. Health care costs are going up for everyone, but Medicare covers 50 million Americans -- more than any other single insurer. In 2009, total health care...
  • Medicare finances improve as healthcare inflation slows, trustees say

    Improvements in healthcare costs have extended the life of Medicare's main trust fund by four years, the annual report of the Social Security and Medicare trustees said Monday, a further sign of the positive effect of lower medical inflation. Medicare...
  • Good news and warnings in the Social Security and Medicare reports

    The release of the annual trustees reports for Social Security and Medicare customarily give rise to an outburst of disinformation from the enemies of these social insurance programs -- that comes with the territory when you're putting out documents of...
  • Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center

    Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center
    There's rough weather ahead for the federal budget and the nation's economy, according to this month's long-term forecast from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO projects the growing national debt will reduce Americans' incomes, raise...
  • Miami jury convicts last two defendants in $200 million Medicare scam

    MIAMI The nation's biggest mental health scam against Medicare totaling $200 million in false billings ended with a quick bang Monday when the last two defendants in a long-running probe were found guilty in Miami federal court. The health care fraud...
  • Aetna's Earnings Beat Analysts' Expectations

    Aetna on Tuesday beat analysts' expectations for second-quarter earnings as the insurer had growth in membership, revenues and net income. Net income for the quarter was $548.8 million, or $1.52 per share, compared with $536 million, or $1.49 per share....
  • Eldridge and Johnson will face off in District 49

    On July 23, Windham Mayor Ernest Eldridge made official his candidacy for state representative for the 49th district. During an event outside Town Hall, Eldridge announced that he would run against incumbent Susan Johnson (D-49) as a member of The...