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  • Obama administration unveils plan to shift Medicare payments, rewarding quality vs. quantity

    Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's $3 trillion health care system. "It is in our common...
  • CBO: Growing economy to help budget deficit shrink to lowest level since Obama took office

    Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday. The Congressional Budget Office also projects a 14 percent...
  • Hospital executive gets prison for health care fraud

    Hospital executive gets prison for health care fraud
    The former chief operating officer of the Hollywood Pavilion psychiatric hospital was sentenced Monday for his role in a $67 million health care fraud scheme, records show. Christopher Gabel, 62, of Davie, was sentenced to six years in federal prison and...
  • Doctors see more Medicaid patients if they get paid more, study finds

    For two years, the Obama administration dramatically raised Medicaid reimbursements for primary care physicians in hopes that they would see more poor patients. The idea was that states would jump in to continue at least part of the payments. Few did,...
  • Racial generation gap looms large for states

    WASHINGTON Nearly 80 percent of seniors in the U.S. are white while nearly half of people younger than 18 are black, Latino, Asian, Middle Eastern or multiracial. What happens to state policy when the "racial generation gap" is so large? Whatever...
  • UnitedHealth Group Earnings Up On Growth In Medicare, Medicaid

    UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurer, on Wednesday reported strong fourth-quarter earnings and revenue growth driven largely by Medicaid and Medicare customers. The company reported earnings of $1.51 billion, or $1.55 per diluted...
  • UnitedHealth beats Street 4Q forecasts, executives outline bullish outlook for 2015

    UnitedHealth topped Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter, and the nation's largest health insurer brought an optimistic vibe for the new year as it detailed final results from 2014. The Minneapolis-based insurer said Wednesday that it...
  • Social Security raise won't go far for recipients

    PITTSBURGH While this year's 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase for Social Security recipients is one of the smallest in history, it still beats the 1.5 percent raise last year, and is a far cry better than 2010 and 2011 when there was no increase at...
  • Five reasons to repeal Obamacare

    The debate over Obamacare is as strong as ever, despite being passed into law nearly five years ago. Here are five of the biggest reasons Congress should repeal Obamacare in 2015: 1.Obamacare creates $1.8 trillion in new health care spending and uses...
  • Ask Carrie: 2015 brings important IRS, Social Security and Medicare updates

    Dear Readers: A new year often means new goals, new opportunities and new commitments. When it comes to your finances, it can also mean new rules and requirements that affect how you manage your money. As we face 2015, the changes that affect most...
  • New York City medical clinic linked to Joan Rivers' death losing its federal accreditation

    The New York City clinic where Joan Rivers suffered a fatal complication during a medical procedure is losing its accreditation at the end of the month, a federal agency said Monday. "Yorkville Endoscopy no longer meets the conditions for a supplier of...