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  • Rep. Paul Ryan calls for cuts in anti-poverty programs

    Rep. Paul Ryan calls for cuts in anti-poverty programs
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), the former Republican vice presidential nominee, launched an attack Monday on the nation's poverty programs, provoking an election-year confrontation with the White House amid a growing focus on income...
  • Patient Status Can Wind Up Costing Seniors

    If an elderly patient is hospitalized for three days, she and her family need to know whether it's as an inpatient or outpatient. Has she been admitted? Or is she under observation? The difference is crucial. If it's the latter, the patient and her...
  • Ed Page On Facebook: Is A Government Shutdown A Bad Thing? Or Not?

    The following is an abridged version of a conversation at www.facebook.com/edpagecourant. Mark Pappa: It's a bad thing and both sides are at fault. Obama's legislation causes contentious debate. 58% of America according to today's CNN poll do not want...
  • Obamacare as political theater

    Each week seems to bring new claims that the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) — which begins enrollment for coverage on health insurance exchanges on Oct. 1 — will bring calamity. In many ways, this furor is reminiscent of Medicare's...
  • Being a super-user isn't always so super

    Being a super-user isn't always so super
    A 58-year-old Maryland woman breaks her ankle, develops a blood clot and, unable to find a doctor to monitor her blood-thinning drug, winds up in an emergency room 30 times in six months. A 55-year-old Mississippi man with severe hypertension and kidney...
  • How to get health care if you retire abroad

    Most expatriates say health care in other countries is cheaper, and often better, than it is in the United States. That's a good thing, too, because Medicare doesn't cover health care outside of the U.S. You may be able to pay out of pocket for most of...
  • Beware of Obamacare scam artists

    Q: I received an e-mail telling me I need to buy a health insurance card that shows I have coverage under Obamacare or I'll have to pay a penalty. The e-mail looked legitimate, but it asked for my credit card number. Is it a scam? A: Yes, it's a scam --...
  • Know the rules when applying for medigap coverage

    Even though most health insurers starting in 2014 will no longer be able to reject people for coverage or charge them more because of their health, the new law does NOT apply to Medicare supplemental policies (often called medigap plans). You can buy any...
  • Obamacare's next round

    For all the acrimony in Washington over Obamacare, there's an intriguing consensus around one issue: the ratchet effect. Neither side uses the term, but both the right and left treat it as an article of faith. The term was coined by the libertarian...
  • Don't let religious beliefs impede kids' care: doctors

    Don't let religious beliefs impede kids' care: doctors
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pediatricians and child abuse agencies should step in when parents' religious beliefs keep kids from getting necessary medical care, doctors said Monday. In a policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on...
  • New online tool reveals what hospitals charge

    Figuring out how much hospitals charge for various procedures just got a lot easier. NerdWallet, a site that specializes in personal finance and price-comparison tools, recently created a "How Much Hospitals Chargeā€ tool (http://www.nerdwallet.com/...