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  • Members in Blue Cross Affordable Care Act plans will see premiums rise

    Members enrolled in Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania's Affordable Care Act plans will see their premium rates rise by an average of 6.9 percent in 2015. Officials for the Wilkes-Barre-based insurer declined to specify how many members are covered...
  • Grades, attitudes, and deserters: Letters

    Grades, attitudes, and deserters: Letters
    Zero respect for grades I was so glad to read that Orange County students can now do no work assignments, classwork or homework, and they will never get a grade lower than 50 points ("Orange kids' grades won't slip below 50," Orlando Sentinel,...
  • Omega's story speaks to rise of healthcare properties

    Omega's story speaks to rise of healthcare properties
    Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. faltered in the late 1990s after cuts to Medicare and Medicaid drained the business of clients. As federal budget cuts rippled through the system, Omega reeled. Founded in 1992, the Hunt Valley-based real estate investment...
  • Kissimmee rehab owner pleads guilty to Medicare fraud

    Kissimmee rehab owner pleads guilty to Medicare fraud
    The former owner of a Kissimmee rehab clinic has pleaded guilty to $2.5 million in conspiracy to commit Medicare fraud and money laundering. Laura Leyva, 45, of Miami Lakes, pleaded guilty in Tampa federal court on Monday, according to a news release...
  • First look at 2015 Medicare plans

    First look at 2015 Medicare plans
    Medicare has released a sneak peek of what will be available in 2015. The new data, which the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released Sept. 18, names the insurers that will be selling privately run HMO-style Medicare Advantage and...
  • Lawyers want evidence seized in Sacred Heart raid tossed

    Lawyers want evidence seized in Sacred Heart raid tossed
    Federal agents were nearly three years into a massive Medicare fraud investigation of Sacred Heart Hospital when a doctor secretly cooperating with the FBI in early 2012 made a fatal mistake involving a patient, according to records revealed in court...
  • Crist's strip club problems

    Crist's strip club problems
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott's campaign is blasting Democratic challenger Charlie Crist over $40,000 he accepted from a trio of South Florida strip club owners. Two of the three checks from Hallandale-based J.W. Lee Properties and Hollywood-based SB...
  • Corbett, Wolf could be on Medicaid collision course

    Corbett, Wolf could be on Medicaid collision course
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett this summer achieved what few thought was possible: Overcoming unlikely odds, the Republican won Obama administration approval for Pennsylvania to run its own version of Medicaid expansion. With that the program to...
  • These tax-smart techniques can cut your health costs

    Now that health care policies are legally required to cover certain services, insurers are intensifying efforts to rein in costs by shifting more of the burden to you. In addition to boosting deductibles, they're increasing cost-sharing for doctors'...
  • Window shopping on new health care website

    Window shopping on new health care website
    Let the health care shopping begin — window shopping, that is. A reconfigured HealthCare.gov website went live Sunday night, giving users an advance look at insurance policies and prices a week before the start of the second enrollment period...
  • Orlando Home Health Care: 12 Months Have Passed and Grandmother is Not the Same...Part I

    It’s that time of the year again. In the next few weeks, adult children and grandkids will be stopping by to visit an aging parent or grandparent. For a few, some of these holiday family visits are not very different from some of the weekly check-...