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  • House panel adopts budget; Senate panel approaches vote

    House panel adopts budget; Senate panel approaches vote
    Republicans in Congress advanced balanced-budget plans bristling with cuts in Medicaid and other benefit programs Thursday, determined to make a down payment on last fall's campaign promise to erase deficits by the end of the decade. Last-minute...
  • St. Luke's named a top hospital, and other company news

    St. Luke's named a top hospital, and other company news
    St. Luke's named a top hospital St. Luke's University Hospital in Fountain Hill was named one of the nation's top teaching hospitals in a Truven Health Analytics report of the nation's top 100 hospitals. The hospitals listed in the 100 Top Hospitals,...
  • House budget proposal talks a bigger game than it plays

    House budget proposal talks a bigger game than it plays
    Describing its proposed budget resolution for fiscal 2016, the House Budget Committee declares, "This budget repeals Obamacare in its entirety -- including all of the tax increases, regulations, subsidies and mandates." It adds that the resolution also...
  • Lung cancer screening: More harm than good?

    Lung cancer screening: More harm than good?
    Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) declared that Medicare would now be paying for lung cancer prevention with spiral CT scans. The scans would be offered annually to people between the ages of 55 and 77 with at least a 30-...
  • Bulletin: House budget proposes repeal of an incredibly effective law

    Bulletin: House budget proposes repeal of an incredibly effective law
    My online dictionary defines "mantra" as a "group of words believed by some to have psychological and spiritual power." The Republican assertion that "Obamacare is not working" fits this definition perfectly. You'll find it, among other places, on...
  • Family finances: Don't miss out on these tax breaks

    In your rush to beat the deadline, don't miss these tax-saving deductions: Out-of-pocket charitable costs: Although you probably kept track of the checks you wrote to charities last year, if you volunteered, you may be eligible for an additional...
  • GOP weighs increase in war funds to skirt Pentagon limits

    GOP weighs increase in war funds to skirt Pentagon limits
    House Republicans are considering adding tens of billions of dollars to President Barack Obama's request for overseas military operations in an effort to get around tight limits on Pentagon spending. The move comes as Republicans are set to unveil their...
  • Lemont doctor accused of taking kickback

    A doctor from Lemont has been charged with receiving a $2,500 cash kickback from an individual in return for referring Medicaid and Medicare patients to the individual's company for medical treatment, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office...
  • Closing arguments underway in Sacred Heart Hospital fraud trial

     Closing arguments underway in Sacred Heart Hospital fraud trial
    Chicago podiatrist Dr. Shanin Moshiri was meeting with an administrator at Sacred Heart Hospital two years ago to collect what prosecutors allege was his monthly $2,000 kickback for referring Medicare patients to the West Side facility. Moshiri was...
  • Matteson nurse charged with Medicare fraud

    A Matteson man who operates two nursing agencies has been charged with health care fraud for allegedly billing for skilled-nursing services that did not qualify for Medicare and involved patients obtained through illegal payments for referrals, federal...
  • Dental health may help older adults ward off gum disease, tooth loss

    Dental health may help older adults ward off gum disease, tooth loss
    As the owner and a dentist at Winter Park Family Dentistry and Maitland Family Dentistry, Ramzi Matar knows while taking care of one’s teeth is important at all ages, those who are 50 and older can be at a higher risk for gum disease and other...