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  • Try these 30 simple tricks to shave your health costs

    Try these 30 simple tricks to shave your health costs
    No matter how you get your insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, from an agent, or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs than in the past. Higher premiums are only part of the...
  • Medicare finances improve as healthcare inflation slows, trustees say

    Improvements in healthcare costs have extended the life of Medicare's main trust fund by four years, the annual report of the Social Security and Medicare trustees said Monday, a further sign of the positive effect of lower medical inflation. Medicare...
  • Eldridge and Johnson will face off in District 49

    On July 23, Windham Mayor Ernest Eldridge made official his candidacy for state representative for the 49th district. During an event outside Town Hall, Eldridge announced that he would run against incumbent Susan Johnson (D-49) as a member of The...
  • Good news and warnings in the Social Security and Medicare reports

    The release of the annual trustees reports for Social Security and Medicare customarily give rise to an outburst of disinformation from the enemies of these social insurance programs -- that comes with the territory when you're putting out documents of...
  • Miami jury convicts last two defendants in $200 million Medicare scam

    MIAMI The nation's biggest mental health scam against Medicare totaling $200 million in false billings ended with a quick bang Monday when the last two defendants in a long-running probe were found guilty in Miami federal court. The health care fraud...
  • Patients pay steep price for Hepatitis C cure

    Patients pay steep price for Hepatitis C cure
    There's a new breakthrough hepatitis C drug treatment that cures — yes, cures — almost everyone who takes it. Unlike previous, far less effective treatments, patients suffer few if any side effects. The entire regimen takes only 12 weeks, much...
  • Senior briefs

    Annapolis Center These activities are being offered through the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Information: 410-222-1818. Oldies The Red Right Return band will play rock 'n' roll music from the 1960s and '70s at 12:30 p.m....
  • Halifax Health settles last part of whistle-blower lawsuit for $5.5M

    Halifax Health settles last part of whistle-blower lawsuit for $5.5M
    Putting an end to a five-year whistle-blower lawsuit, Halifax Health Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to settle the second part of its case for $5.5 million. The U.S. Department of Justice filed the notice of settlement Tuesday, which...
  • Illinois leads Medicare billings for group therapy

    Illinois leads Medicare billings for group therapy
    A few years ago, Illinois' Medicaid program for the poor noticed some odd trends in its billings for group psychotherapy sessions. Nursing home residents were being taken several times a week to off-site locations, and Medicaid was picking up the tab...
  • Capital BlueCross banned from enrolling new Medicare members

    Capital BlueCross banned from enrolling new Medicare members
    Federal authorities have banned Capital BlueCross from enrolling new customers into its Medicare plans, saying the health insurance company denied some seniors coverage for emergency services and access to prescription drugs, and overcharged about 3,000...
  • Democrats dust off the Medicare fraud ads; Scott calls Crist a 'mudslinger'

    Democrats dust off the Medicare fraud ads; Scott calls Crist a 'mudslinger'
    TALLAHASSEE -- After Gov. Rick Scott and his allies poured $14 million into ads since March, Florida Democrats are finally responding with a familiar line of attack: Medicare fraud. The Florida Democratic Party unveiled an ad buy Tuesday aimed at...