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  • Hospitals, tax-scofflaw docs targeted in House Medicare deal

    House aides released an outline late Friday of an emerging bipartisan deal shielding physicians from Medicare cuts and pumping more funds to popular programs for children's health and community health centers. In a first hint of some of the measure's...
  • Funding crunch puts doctor pipeline in jeopardy

    Funding crunch puts doctor pipeline in jeopardy
    Weary mothers with toddlers, weathered laborers and elderly folks hunched over walkers all jostled for position, filling almost every available seat in the nondescript waiting room at the Erie Family Health Center in West Town. It was a routine Monday...
  • Why the budget matters

    Voters often wonder if Congress can ever get spending under control. Well, both the House and Senate have introduced their latest budget blueprints, so we'll soon know if they plan to keep kicking the can down the road or get serious about reform. Why...
  • Pelosi defends Van Hollen on Social Security

    Pelosi defends Van Hollen on Social Security
    WASHINGTON -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi defended Rep. Chris Van Hollen on Thursday from criticism he has received from some liberal groups that he hasn't taken a strong enough stance against cuts to Social Security. Several liberal groups...
  • Boehner, Pelosi see victories in fixing Medicare docs' fees

    An uncharacteristic joint effort by House Speaker John Boehner and his usual nemesis, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to resolve a gnawing problem about how Medicare pays doctors underscores the political victories each sees in finally sweeping the issue...
  • F.R.E.E. Foundation opens Williamsburg office

    F.R.E.E. Foundation opens Williamsburg office
    The Roanoke-based F.R.E.E. Foundation is opening its sixth office in the state in Williamsburg on Tuesday. The foundation provides mobility related rehabilitative equipment for those in need. "Medicare will provide one piece of medical mobility...
  • Florida Hospital parent company settles radiation-oncology case for $5.4M

    Florida Hospital parent company settles radiation-oncology case for $5.4M
    Florida Hospital's parent company is paying $5.4 million to the U.S. government to settle claims that several of its hospitals provided radiation-oncology services to patients with Medicare or military health insurance without direct supervision by...
  • Ex-Sacred Heart Hospital executives convicted in kickback scheme

     Ex-Sacred Heart Hospital executives convicted in kickback scheme
    The onetime owner and two former top executives of the now-shuttered Sacred Heart Hospital in Chicago were convicted Thursday on charges they paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks so doctors would refer patients on Medicare to the...
  • House Medicare deal hits Senate turbulence over abortion

    An emerging bipartisan House deal changing how Medicare reimburses doctors ran into turbulence in the Senate Thursday over abortion, spotlighting a rare public disagreement between Congress' two top Democrats. Some Democratic senators — including...
  • Obama slams Republican spending as hurtful to middle class

    Taking credit for a revved-up economy, an emboldened President Barack Obama on Wednesday criticized the House Republicans' spending plan as one that offers a "path to prosperity for those who've already prospered" and no path to help hard-working, middle-...
  • GOP defense hawks, fiscal conservatives battle over budget

    A battle between GOP defense hawks and fiscal conservatives prompted the GOP chairman of the House Budget Committee late Wednesday to delay a vote on his party's budget blueprint. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., called off a vote on a move by GOP leaders to...