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  • With eye on deficit, Lehigh County commissioners turn to employee pay

    Lehigh County commissioners, looking to cull a $5.5 million deficit, directed their scalpel at employee wages Wednesday with measures combining cuts, caps and incentives. Four of nearly two dozen budget amendments up for a vote target nonunion employee...
  • Schneider, Dold debate entitlement program fixes

     Schneider, Dold debate entitlement program fixes
    U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, a first-term Democrat, and Republican challenger Bob Dold clashed Wednesday on how to reform Social Security and Medicare, two enormous entitlement programs with long-term funding problems. Appearing before the Tribune's...
  • Riverside will continue to accept Humana Medicare Advantage plan

    Riverside will continue to accept Humana Medicare Advantage plan
    Rumors have been swirling that Riverside Health System was no longer going to accept Humana's Medicare Advantage plan. On Thursday, Riverside spokesman Peter Glagola, put those rumors to rest, and said that patients would be receiving a letter next...
  • Medicare costs higher at rural hospitals

    Medicare costs higher at rural hospitals
    Many Medicare beneficiaries treated at primarily rural "critical access" hospitals end up paying between two and six times more for outpatient services than do patients at other hospitals, according to a report released Wednesday by the inspector...
  • More simple moves to help you cut health care costs (Part 2 of 2 parts)

    No matter how you get your insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, an agent, or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs these days. Higher premiums are only part of the picture....
  • Why we allow Big Pharma to rip us off [Commentary]

    Why we allow Big Pharma to rip us off [Commentary]
    According to a new federal database put online last week, pharmaceutical companies and device makers paid doctors some $380 million in speaking and consulting fees over a five-month period in 2013. Some doctors received over $500,000 each, and some...
  • 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...
  • Retail Therapy: Check your health at Hoag

    Healthy dose of wisdom: Hoag Health Center - Huntington Beach, 19582 Beach Blvd., will hold a free Health and Wellness Fair for seniors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Residents ages 55 and older will have the chance to receive free flu shots and...
  • Audit: Orlando Health overbilled Medicare by $1.45 million

    Audit: Orlando Health overbilled Medicare by $1.45 million
    Orlando Health overbilled more than $1.45 million in Medicare claims in 2011 and '12, according to a federal audit to be released today that says the nonprofit hospital should pay it back. Former patients themselves might wind up paying on accounts they...
  • Double-check that your property deed is recorded

    Double-check that your property deed is recorded
    Q: I had a house that I sold, and the buyers used a hard-money loan. I asked my title lady to give me a copy of the HUD report showing that it was recorded. She said that hard-money loans don't get recorded. Is this true? A: I hope you were not taken...
  • Former whistleblower attacks Florida governor over healthcare fraud

    TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - An accountant who became an FBI whistleblower in a Medicare fraud investigation against a hospital chain spoke out on Monday, saying the company's former chief executive, Florida Governor Rick Scott, must have known about...