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  • The GOP sucked up to the middle class -- but will it deliver?

    Will Saletan at Slate puts his finger on a fascinating development in the 2014 election: A slew of Republican Senate and House candidates ran on Democratic themes. These included poverty relief, black unemployment, equal pay for women, dismal middle-class...
  • 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...
  • Six ways the GOP can jump-start Washington

    Six ways the GOP can jump-start Washington
    Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to his consternation, he caught it, Republicans know what to do with what they have caught. Having completed their capture of control of the legislative branch, they should start with the following six measures...
  • $119 for 30 trash bags? Sure smells like a scam

    Some phone scams sound believable. The calls to David Smullen of Bethlehem sounded like garbage from the start. He said he and his wife got three phone calls last month telling them they had ordered 30 trash bags over the phone in December 2011 and...
  • Flu shots available at Peninsula Health District without appointment

    Flu shots available at Peninsula Health District without appointment
    The Peninsula Health District is offering the seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine on a walk-in basis as of Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m., 416 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News. No appointment is needed. The cost of the...
  • 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...
  • Health-car enrollment figure was 400,000 too high

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration downsized the nation's marketplace health-insurance enrollment to 6.7 million people on Thursday after House investigators found that the original estimates for medical coverage included 400,000 people who had only...
  • New Medicaid rule could challenge state shift away from nursing homes

    WASHINGTON For more than 30 years, states have been finding new ways to care for aged and disabled Medicaid beneficiaries without confining them to nursing homes. The number of people living in skilled nursing facilities has declined significantly over...
  • 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...