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  • Flu shots available at Peninsula Health District without appointment

    Flu shots available at Peninsula Health District without appointment
    The Peninsula Health District is offering the seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine on a walk-in basis as of Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m., 416 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News. No appointment is needed. The cost of the...
  • The GOP sucked up to the middle class -- but will it deliver?

    Will Saletan at Slate puts his finger on a fascinating development in the 2014 election: A slew of Republican Senate and House candidates ran on Democratic themes. These included poverty relief, black unemployment, equal pay for women, dismal middle-class...
  • Six ways the GOP can jump-start Washington

    Six ways the GOP can jump-start Washington
    Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to his consternation, he caught it, Republicans know what to do with what they have caught. Having completed their capture of control of the legislative branch, they should start with the following six measures...
  • $119 for 30 trash bags? Sure smells like a scam

    Some phone scams sound believable. The calls to David Smullen of Bethlehem sounded like garbage from the start. He said he and his wife got three phone calls last month telling them they had ordered 30 trash bags over the phone in December 2011 and...
  • Raise Medicare's eligibility age? Front Burner

    Raise Medicare's eligibility age? Front Burner
    Next to Social Security, there might be no more-popular federal program than Medicare. It provides health care to some 54 million Americans, including more than 3.5 million Floridians, who are 65 and over or have permanent disabilities. But Medicare...
  • Fraud, waste and absurd charges a drag on Medicare

    Fraud, waste and absurd charges a drag on Medicare
    Medicare has a zombie problem. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that the federal insurance program paid nearly $300,000 to cover HIV drugs for about 160 people. However, all those people were dead when their...
  • Ambulance company sues federal investigators

    A Glendale-based ambulance company is claiming that its operators were targeted in a federal corruption investigation, during which the company was denied millions in Medicare funding because of their ethnicity and driven into bankruptcy, according to a...
  • Glendale woman and L.A. doctor face fraud charges

    A 38-year-old Glendale woman who co-owned a home-health agency has been indicted for taking part in a scheme that defrauded Medicare out of $22 million, according to court records unsealed on Thursday.  Angela Avetisyan, a Los Angeles physician...
  • Which Peninsula ER is best for your emergency?

    Which Peninsula ER is best for your emergency?
    When Mary Nichols couldn't rouse her mother from a deep sleep, she called an ambulance. Smithfield rescue personnel, after learning that Betty Ann Edwards, 82, had possible stroke symptoms the night before, followed the book. Rather than airlift her via...
  • Omega Healthcare strikes $3 billion stock deal for Chicago trust Aviv

    Omega Healthcare strikes $3 billion stock deal for Chicago trust Aviv
    Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. could become a $10 billion company under a deal the Hunt Valley-based owner of skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities announced Friday to acquire Chicago-based Aviv REIT Inc. The companies struck a stock-for-...
  • Tu médico... ¿Se queda o se va?

    Tu médico... ¿Se queda o se va?
    Una de las primeras preguntas que los sénior hacen cuando buscan un plan de salud bajo Medicare es: ¿Voy a mantener el doctor que tengo si me paso a un nuevo plan? Esa pregunta está volviéndose cada vez más difícil de responder. Algunos planes de...