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  • President Obama's budget proposals include wealthy paying more for Medicare

    President Obama's budget proposals include wealthy paying more for Medicare
    This from Morning Consult Health: "President Obama's fiscal 2016 budget was generally viewed as a move to the left, but the proposal released yesterday included $399 billion in reductions to federal health spending. That includes increases in Medicare...
  • Nation needs more, not less, revenue for priorities

    Nation needs more, not less, revenue for priorities
    We can all agree that America's corporate income tax is a mess. Lots of hugely profitable corporations pay little or nothing in federal income tax. General Electric and Boeing, for example, have paid virtually nothing in federal income taxes for the...
  • Commission: Offer choices and see compensation costs fall

    The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission is urging President Obama to endorse and Congress to enact sweeping changes to military health insurance and retirement options to "empower" service members to make choices that would drive...
  • Medicare unveils timetable for changing how it pays doctors, hospitals

    The Obama administration outlined ambitious new goals Monday to transform the way the gargantuan Medicare program pays doctors and hospitals in the next four years, rewarding providers that achieve better outcomes for patients rather than just do more....
  • Area hospitals earn C grades in safety report

    Area hospitals earn C grades in safety report
    Three of the major hospitals in Glendale and Burbank earned C grades on a recent national report card about patient safety, while local medical officials said improvements are being put in place and that some of the data used to compile the scores was...
  • More on IRA minimum distributions and tax liability

    I got a lot of great responses to my recent column on individual retirement accounts. Several people, in particular, wrote in with questions about IRA minimum distributions, which must be taken each year after age 70 1/2. So I called Jamie Hopkins,...
  • 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...
  • U.S. has no idea how many fugitives Cuba's harboring

    U.S. has no idea how many fugitives Cuba's harboring
    The United States does not know how many fugitives are in Cuba. Nobody tracks it. Nobody even routinely asks for the return of those wanted on serious federal charges, much less more common state offenses, the Sun Sentinel has found. Law enforcement...
  • Congress hears testimony on Cuban criminal pipeline

    WASHINGTON — Cuba's role in enabling a criminal pipeline to Florida must be examined as the United States moves to restore relations with the Communist-led island, the leader of a key congressional panel said Thursday. Jeff Duncan, chairman of the...
  • Barry Brooks - A simple Medicare fix: Same fee for same service

    Imagine this basic scenario: You are out of milk. You could go to your local convenience store and purchase a gallon for $3. But instead, you drive 25 miles to buy the identical gallon of milk for $5 at a large chain grocery store. If this sounds...
  • Cedarbrook management firm to quit over 'second-guessing' by Lehigh commissioners

    Cedarbrook management firm to quit over 'second-guessing' by Lehigh commissioners
    Claiming it has been micromanaged and repeatedly second-guessed by Lehigh County commissioners, the consulting firm that has managed the county-owned Cedarbrook nursing home for more than a decade has decided to pull the plug on the arrangement when its...