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  • 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...
  • Edwards, Van Hollen spar over Social Security, trade

    Edwards, Van Hollen spar over Social Security, trade
    The two Democratic candidates running for Senate in Maryland came out swinging in their first formal exchange on Sunday, debating each other's commitment to Social Security, effectiveness in office and electability in next year's general election. In...
  • Menendez attorney files to have corruption case moved to DC

    Indicted U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez asked Monday to have his federal corruption case moved from New Jersey to Washington, D.C., arguing that virtually none of the 22 counts alleged occurred in the state. Attorneys for Menendez and co-defendant Salomon Melgen...
  • Social Security Q&A: How do I get proof of receiving Medicare benefits?

    Q: I need proof that I receive Medicare benefits. Where can I get a letter proving that? A: If you need proof that you get Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income or Medicare, get an instant benefit verification letter online by using your...
  • 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...
  • Gov. Scott's political malpractice

    Gov. Scott's political malpractice
    Gov. Rick Scott continues to duck responsibility for the health care crisis he has created. The governor met last week with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and begged her to keep sending Florida money from the Low Income Pool...
  • Covering the Bases: Coverage of diabetes supplies is split between plans

    Covering the Bases: Coverage of diabetes supplies is split between plans
    I am diabetic. I have Original Medicare, a Medigap and a Part D drug plan. I am confused as to what covers my insulin and syringes and what covers my test strips/lancets to test my blood sugar. This question is very common. Medicare Part B (your red,...
  • The problem with Obama's plan to pay doctors based on performance

    WASHINGTON Until recently, the U.S. government and insurance companies paid doctors for volume of services provided, rewarding them for needless treatments. Economists and policymakers have long called for flipping those incentives so physicians are...
  • Indiana city at heart of HIV outbreak to get HIV clinic

    A southern Indiana city that's the epicenter of an HIV outbreak tied to needle sharing among intravenous drug users is getting an HIV clinic that will provide free medical care to patients without health insurance. Austin Mayor Douglas Campbell said...
  • Florida doctor tied to NJ Sen. Menendez to remain jailed

    A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez was ordered Friday to remain jailed while he awaits trial in a separate case alleging he oversaw a massive Medicare fraud scheme. U.S. Magistrate Judge James Hopkins sided...