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  • Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending

    Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending
    Congress approved an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes American training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defense spending at $577 billion, including $64 billion for wars abroad. The Senate...
  • Mr. Waxman leaves Washington

    It was a Republican who once paid Democrat Henry Waxman the rough compliment of being "tougher than a boiled owl." Many of the big things Waxman helped to make into law in his four decades in Congress took bipartisan work, the kind that has all but...
  • William R. Burfeind Jr.: Lung cancer screening for heavy smokers saves lives

    William R. Burfeind Jr.: Lung cancer screening for heavy smokers saves lives
    Chances are you know someone who has died from lung cancer. That loss might have been prevented if proposed Medicare coverage of screening for heavy smokers had been in place. Screening those at greatest risk of developing the disease could save tens of...
  • Medicare penalties announced for more than 700 hospitals nationwide

    Medicare penalties announced for more than 700 hospitals nationwide
    Hospitals will pay for not meeting criteria to reduce hospital-acquired infections. Read which ones in Modern Healthcare: Hospital-acquired conditions mean Medicare penalties for 700-plus hospitals For more health news, go to www.dailypress.com/health
  • Local hospitals dinged by Medicare

    Local hospitals dinged by Medicare
    Hospitals run by the Lehigh Valley's biggest health care providers have been penalized by the federal government because patients developed preventable complications while being treated at their facilities. Lehigh Valley Hospital's Salisbury,...
  • Private Medicare provider Florida Healthcare Plus to be liquidated on Jan. 1

    Private Medicare provider Florida Healthcare Plus to be liquidated on Jan. 1
    About 8,847 members of the private Medicare program Florida Healthcare Plus Inc. must enroll in new private Medicare programs or be automatically enrolled in the original fee-for-services Medicare with a prescription drug plan, the Florida Department of...
  • Consumer Reports: How to navigate the health insurance maze

    Person for person, health care in the U.S. costs about twice as much as it does in the rest of the developed world, according to Consumer Reports. If you have health insurance, you may think it doesn't matter because someone else is paying the bill. You'...
  • Infection rate penalties hit Chicago-area hospitals

    Infection rate penalties hit Chicago-area hospitals
    Nine Chicago hospitals ranked among the nation's worst on new measures of infection rates and other patient injuries, drawing federal penalties and raising questions about the way the hospitals are assessed. Northwestern Memorial Hospital and other...
  • Anthem to buy Simply Healthcare

    Anthem to buy Simply Healthcare
    Another health care company is being acquired in South Florida. Health insurance giant Anthem of Indianapolis said Monday it agreed to buy South Florida's Simply Healthcare Holdings, which provides managed-care plans for Floridians, mainly in...
  • Florida Healthcare Plus ordered liquidated

    Florida Healthcare Plus ordered liquidated
    Thousands of seniors on Medicare plans offered by Florida Healthcare Plus will need to pick new coverage next month. A circuit court judge in Tallahassee has ordered the Coral Gables-based company into receivership and liquidated by Jan. 1. Florida...
  • Easton Hospital settles health care fraud allegations for $662,000

    Easton Hospital has agreed to shell out $662,000 to settle allegations of health care fraud, according to a news release Monday from the federal government. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia contends Easton Hospital billed Medicare for...