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  • Report: Florida Hospital should repay Medicare $11.5 million

    Report: Florida Hospital should repay Medicare $11.5 million
    Florida Hospital received at least $11.5 million in Medicare overpayments in a one-and-half year period, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services. The office recommended that the...
  • Congress starts work on slashing trillions from federal budget

    WASHINGTON Congressional negotiators began narrowing differences Monday on competing budget resolutions, and although Republicans now control both chambers, experts see little likelihood of starting the next fiscal year with a funded federal government....
  • Flexer, Rovero hear constituent concerns

    The community room at the Thompson Public Library was filled with residents who turned out to share their concerns with state Sen. Mae Flexer (D-29) and Rep. Danny Rovero (D-51) on April 17. It was the third open office hours the two legislators have held...
  • Some states pay doctors more to treat Medicaid patients

    WASHINGTON Fifteen states are betting they can convince more doctors to accept the growing number of patients covered by Medicaid with a simple incentive: more money. The Affordable Care Act gave states federal dollars to raise Medicaid reimbursement...
  • Veteran's coffeehouse opens in Danielson

    The Killingly Community Center cafeteria was packed on April 14 for a veterans' coffeehouse. Sponsored by the Thames Valley Council on Community Action, the coffeehouse will be held twice a month in Danielson. It will be open to all veterans as a place to...
  • Bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill _ at least for now

    Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill. On Iran, Medicare, education and trade, Republicans and Democrats have come together to make deals, and that's something rarely seen lately. "It's great," Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said...
  • Shopping tools help patients find cash prices for medical procedures

    Shopping tools help patients find cash prices for medical procedures
    When Vicki Burns was told she needed total hip replacement surgery in 2012 she asked her local hospital for a cash price. She got a $79,000 estimate for the surgery. A doctor advised her to research the fee that the hospital accepts from Medicare and...
  • Founder retires, hands over leadership at Patient Advocate Foundation

    Founder retires, hands over leadership at Patient Advocate Foundation
    The health advocacy group that started with fewer than a handful of volunteers and a $5,000 budget, now employs more than 185, has an annual budget of more than $50 million, and each year serves more than 90,000 patients with chronic or debilitating...
  • You can invest in land with a self-directed IRA

    You can invest in land with a self-directed IRA
    Q. My wife and I each have Roth IRA accounts, but neither of us can contribute to our plans any longer because we exceed the income threshold. I would like to use my IRA to buy land in Michigan. Eventually, we would like to build a house on the land,...
  • Emily Badger: What Kansas gets wrong with welfare restrictions

    Poverty looks pretty great if you're not living in it. The government gives you free money to spend on steak and lobster, on tattoos and spa days, on — why not? — cruise vacations and psychic visits. Enough serious-minded people seem to think...
  • Obama calls delay of his attorney general nominee 'crazy'

    President Barack Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was "hopeful" that the...