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  • Ambulance company sues federal investigators

    A Glendale-based ambulance company is claiming that its operators were targeted in a federal corruption investigation, during which the company was denied millions in Medicare funding because of their ethnicity and driven into bankruptcy, according to a...
  • Feds say Florida health care company used expats to bilk Medicare

    MIAMI Santiago B. Montoya, a 72-year-old Miami doctor, was the medical front man for a one-of-a-kind scam that raked in $25 million from Medicare for services provided to retired U.S. citizens living in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, authorities...
  • Raise Medicare's eligibility age? Front Burner

    Raise Medicare's eligibility age? Front Burner
    Next to Social Security, there might be no more-popular federal program than Medicare. It provides health care to some 54 million Americans, including more than 3.5 million Floridians, who are 65 and over or have permanent disabilities. But Medicare...
  • Program must change with longevity, demographics: Front Burner

    Program must change with longevity, demographics: Front Burner
    Medicare's age of eligibility — 65 years — is outdated. It is not even rooted in the 1960s, when Medicare was created, but in the 1930s, when Social Security was enacted and initially fixed the normal retirement age at 65. That's why a...
  • Making seniors wait would add to medical costs for all: Front Burner

    Making seniors wait would add to medical costs for all: Front Burner
    Medicare taxes are too low to pay for an average senior's benefits. As a result of this and the aging of the population, the Medicare system has an unfunded liability in the trillions of dollars. Gradually raising the Medicare eligibility age to 67...
  • What to consider when shopping for pre-Medicare health coverage

    Pre-Medicare retirees need to lock in new individual health insurance under the Affordable Care Act by Dec. 15 for coverage starting at the beginning of the year, but rushing into a new plan could be costly, experts say. The full open-enrollment period...
  • Abe Ribicoff: A Connecticut Original

    I first met then-Gov. Abraham Ribicoff in the summer of 1958 when he was running for re-election and I, a 26-year-old, was working for John Bailey, the Democratic state chairman. To say I "met" Ribicoff is a considerable exaggeration. Bailey told me...
  • Dental coverage should be integral part of Medicare

    Dental coverage should be integral part of Medicare
    Why is dental health not considered a health issue as far as Medicare is concerned? Other than strictly cosmetic procedures, the health of one's mouth is as important to one's overall health as any other disease. Many seniors are letting their teeth and...
  • Hundreds attend local ACA health enrollment events Saturday; get enrollment help Sunday

    Hundreds attend local ACA health enrollment events Saturday; get enrollment help Sunday
    On the first day of the second year of the Affordable Care Act's state insurance marketplaces, enrollment proceeded smoothly, according to local event organizers. At the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, Gaylene Kanoyton, head of the advocacy group...
  • Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

    Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses
    ANDREW FINKELSTEIN has recently been appointed vice president of compliance and Medicare compliance officer at Health Partners Plans in Philadelphia. Finkelstein, a Lehigh County resident, will be responsible for the development, management and...
  • Harris questions NIH grant to Gruber

    Harris questions NIH grant to Gruber
    Maryland Rep. Andy Harris on Wednesday questioned a National Institutes of Health grant awarded to MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, an administration health care consultant who has come under fire for recent comments about the "stupidity of the American...