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  • Merits of Cuban policy shift debated by panel

    Merits of Cuban policy shift debated by panel
    A former U.S. emissary to Cuba cast doubt Thursday on the viability of the president's plan to spur democracy in Cuba by lifting certain sanctions and making it easier for Americans to visit the Communist-led island. "Normalization I predict will not...
  • Congress hears testimony on Cuban criminal pipeline

    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...
  • U.S. official vows to press Cuba to return fugitives

    U.S. official vows to press Cuba to return fugitives
    WASHINGTON — U.S. officials will demand the return of fugitives who have committed crimes in the United States and are hiding in Cuba, a high-ranking State Department negotiator promised Wednesday. "This is a very high priority for us, and we...
  • Senate OKs budget, but GOP rift over Pentagon emerges

    Senate OKs budget, but GOP rift over Pentagon emerges
    The Senate stayed in session all night to pass a $3.7-trillion Republican budget early Friday, grinding through tough -- but symbolic -- votes that provided the new Congress with a needed achievement. Passage on a strict party line vote, 52-46,...
  • House passes compromise package to change how Medicare pays doctors

    The House of Representatives easily passed bipartisan legislation Thursday to update the way Medicare pays physicians and extend federal funding for a popular children's health insurance program, putting pressure on the Senate to act before Congress...
  • Wasserman Schultz calls Marco Rubio a 'self-interested and opportunistic politician'

    Wasserman Schultz calls Marco Rubio a 'self-interested and opportunistic politician'
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, again on Wednesday bashed U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. Rubio is a likely candidate for the 2016 presidential nomination. Last week, Wasserman Schultz said she...
  • How did hospital bills get so complicated?

    How did hospital bills get so complicated?
    As recently as 1969, delivering a baby in Morristown, N.J., could cost parents as little as $235.65 — a flat, all-inclusive rate for a three-day hospital stay and doctors' fees. I know this because that was the price on the receipt from my birth...
  • Magellan Health Completes Acquisition Of Michigan Pharmacy Benefits Company

    Magellan Health announced Wednesday it has completed its acquisition of a Michigan-based pharmacy-benefit-manager, 4D Pharmacy Management Systems Inc. Magellan is spending $85 million, which comprises $55 million from existing cash on hand and $30...
  • Stronger Parties Could End Partisan Fights

    The John Boehner/Nancy Pelosi agreement on Medicare doctors' payments — permanently easing up on scheduled cuts, funded (partially) by means testing — has been praised as an incremental gain and criticized as a small backward step. In either...
  • New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges

    New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges
    Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for...
  • Retirement: Signing up for Medicare isn't easy

    You are eligible for Medicare when you turn 65. But these days, the decision to sign up is not a slam-dunk. The decision to sign up or not may depend on whether you're receiving Social Security benefits and whether your spouse has coverage through your...