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  • Obama plans reception for overhaul of Medicare payment plan

    President Barack Obama has invited Democratic and Republican lawmakers to the White House for a reception thanking them for their work on legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors. The event will be held Tuesday in the Rose Garden. Obama...
  • Republicans shrug off deficit woes in half-trillion-dollar binge

    WASHINGTON Republicans in the U.S. Congress who came to power pledging tight-fisted budgeting are going on a tax-cut and spending binge that would boost federal deficits by a half-trillion dollars. In part, they're doing it by sidestepping their own...
  • Next president could be among nation's oldest ever, or youngest

    NASHUA, N.H. The 2016 presidential race is shaping up as an epic struggle between generations. On one side are the aging baby boomers who came of age in the 1960s and whose generation now is heading toward retirement Democrat Hillary Clinton, who would...
  • Talks begin on Capitol Hill budget measure

    Lawmakers quarreled Monday over Medicare, taxes and almost $40 billion in unrequested money for overseas war-fighting as House and Senate negotiators kicked off work on a Republican budget blueprint for next year and beyond. "A budget is more than just a...
  • Details on the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners

    Details and reaction on the winners of the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes: ___ JOURNALISM PUBLIC SERVICE: The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina Reporters Doug Pardue, Glenn Smith, Jennifer Hawes and Natalie Caula Hauff won for the series "Till...
  • 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...