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  • GOP spending plan calls for draconian cuts in benefit programs

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Friday, May 8: To judge from the headlines, Congress managed to accomplish the nearly impossible last week by approving a budget, the first joint budget resolution lawmakers have passed since...
  • Peter Orszag: Two ways to keep a lid on Medicare cost increases

    Peter Orszag: Two ways to keep a lid on Medicare cost increases
    Medicare costs are rising a bit faster than they have during the past few years. But by reinforcing some the changes that are already occurring, we can nip this increase in the bud — and two developments show the way. First, hospitals are starting...
  • Analyst Calls Aetna Acquisition Of Humana Or Cigna 'Imminent'

    Analyst Calls Aetna Acquisition Of Humana Or Cigna 'Imminent'
    A financial analyst who covers Aetna said this week that the health insurer is poised for a large acquisition and that Humana or Cigna are likely targets. None of the companies would talk about the matter Friday, and the report was strictly one analyst's...
  • University of Maryland Medical System to acquire Medicaid manage care firm

    University of Maryland Medical System to acquire Medicaid manage care firm
    The University of Maryland Medical System is poised to enter the Medicaid and Medicare managed care market in the state with an agreement to acquire Riverside Health Inc. The University of Maryland Medical System is poised to enter the Medicaid and...
  • NY hospital pays $19 million to settle Medicare lawsuit

    Federal prosecutors say the Westchester Medical Center has settled a lawsuit that alleged it paid kickbacks for referrals and overcharged Medicare. The hospital in Valhalla agreed to pay nearly $19 million. The U.S. attorney's office said the medical...
  • Learn to be a better baby sitter

    Mount Dora Parks and Recreation Department will offer baby-sitter training for girls and boys ages 11 to 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 23 in the lobby of the Mount Dora Community Building, 520 N. Baker St. Students will have fun while learning the ins and...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Affordable Care Act is a sturdy 5-year-old

    After a rough incubation, birth and infancy, the Affordable Care Act is a sturdy 5-year-old, showing increasing signs of achievement and acceptance. But growth could come to a sudden halt if the Supreme Court throws out the subsidies that enable more than...
  • Saving the middle class means cost controls on health care

    The following editorial was written by Bloomberg View editors: The U.S. health-care system has been squeezing the country's middle class for years. The passage of the Affordable Care Act has relieved some of the pressure, but there's much more to do....
  • Medication costs top $50K a year for more than 500,000 Americans, analysis finds

    PITTSBURGH More than a half-million Americans had medication costs in excess of $50,000 last year, according to a new analysis by Express Scripts, and 90 percent of those "super spenders" are getting specialty medications such as a highly effective...
  • Florida editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: May 12 Miami Herald on reforming prisons: Gov. Rick Scott's executive order affirms that the state of Florida is serious about prison reform. And his signature should just be the beginning of what must be done...
  • Be a savvy hospital shopper

    Source: Harvard Men's Health Watch When you need to find a hospital or medical center to have non-emergency surgery or a diagnostic procedure, you often have a choice--assuming you clear it with your insurance provider. But how do you figure out the best...