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  • Analysis: Doctors may shun patients after Medicaid compensation cuts

    WASHINGTON Starting this month, many doctors who were likely to expand basic medical care offered to low-income Americans a goal of the 2010 health care law could see Medicaid fees drop an average of almost 43 percent. The development could make the...
  • Steven Brill's 'America's Bitter Pill' tackles healthcare mess

    When it comes to healthcare, the United States is a pitiable mess. As Steven Brill writes in "America's Bitter Pill," the country spent $3 trillion on it in 2014, far more than any other developed country; more, in fact, "than the next ten biggest...
  • Ask Kim: when to sign up for Medicare

    I will be 65 soon. When should I sign up for Medicare? You can enroll in Medicare as early as three months before the month you turn 65 and up to three months after the month you turn 65. It's best to sign up before your 65th birthday so that you can...
  • FBI raids medical-supply company in Boca Raton

    FBI raids medical-supply company in Boca Raton
    Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation early Wednesday raided a medical-supply company in Boca Raton with ties to Daniel Porush, a man who helped inspire a character depicted in the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street." The company, Med-Care...
  • What you'll pay in the Medicare Part D doughnut hole

    Q: I read your recent "What You'll Pay for Medicare in 2015" column, but I didn't see any mention of the doughnut hole for Medicare Part D. Isn't the gap in coverage shrinking again for 2015? A: The "doughnut hole" is the gap in the middle of Medicare...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ashford's Agent for the Elderly is a volunteer on a mission

    Jean Haines does not have office hours; she is available all the time. Ashford's Municipal Agent for the Elderly has been helping local seniors for five years. She is an expert on everything critical to older residents. She can help explain the...
  • Clinic where Joan Rivers stopped breathing has Medicare coverage pulled

    Clinic where Joan Rivers stopped breathing has Medicare coverage pulled
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has terminated its Medicare agreement with Yorkville Endoscopy, a New York City clinic that came under scrutiny following Joan Rivers' death after an outpatient procedure. In a letter sent to the clinic on...
  • Managing debt wisely in your retirement years

    The holidays, the hangovers and, for many, the resolutions are over. What's left, of course, are the extra pounds and the credit card bills. Skipping a few restaurant meals this month can help with both problems, but for many retirees that isn't going...