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  • 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...
  • Quiet win for Boehner? Bending the entitlement curve

    WASHINGTON If the phrase "sustainable growth rate" sounds like it might be useful in putting you to sleep, you might have missed it. Speaker John A. Boehner is quietly putting the finishing touches on a legacy item, a legislative accomplishment Hollywood...
  • Government's anti-health-care-fraud efforts paying off; billions recovered

    Government's anti-health-care-fraud efforts paying off; billions recovered
    Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services have announced more than $27.8 billion in returns from joint efforts to combat health-care fraud. The administration has recovered $7.70 for every dollar spent to fight health care-related fraud and...
  • 3 ex-Chicago hospital officials convicted in bribery scheme

    A federal jury found the former owner of a now-shuttered Chicago hospital and two former top administrators guilty on Thursday of taking part in a scheme to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to doctors in exchange for referring patients on...
  • St. Luke's named a top hospital, and other company news

    St. Luke's named a top hospital, and other company news
    St. Luke's named a top hospital St. Luke's University Hospital in Fountain Hill was named one of the nation's top teaching hospitals in a Truven Health Analytics report of the nation's top 100 hospitals. The hospitals listed in the 100 Top Hospitals,...
  • GOP offers $3.8T budget that boosts defense, cuts elsewhere

    House Republicans launched a boldly conservative 10-year budget plan on Tuesday that would favor the Pentagon, partially privatize Medicare and rely on deep cuts in other social programs to help wipe out deficits at the end of a decade. A little more...
  • House leaders work on $213B plan on doc Medicare payments

    Bipartisan House leaders are working on a $213 billion plan to permanently change how doctors are paid for treating Medicare patients, a costly problem that's vexed Congress for years, a document circulating among lawmakers showed Tuesday. Many of the...
  • House budget proposal talks a bigger game than it plays

    House budget proposal talks a bigger game than it plays
    Describing its proposed budget resolution for fiscal 2016, the House Budget Committee declares, "This budget repeals Obamacare in its entirety -- including all of the tax increases, regulations, subsidies and mandates." It adds that the resolution also...
  • Lung cancer screening: More harm than good?

    Lung cancer screening: More harm than good?
    Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) declared that Medicare would now be paying for lung cancer prevention with spiral CT scans. The scans would be offered annually to people between the ages of 55 and 77 with at least a 30-...
  • Bulletin: House budget proposes repeal of an incredibly effective law

    Bulletin: House budget proposes repeal of an incredibly effective law
    My online dictionary defines "mantra" as a "group of words believed by some to have psychological and spiritual power." The Republican assertion that "Obamacare is not working" fits this definition perfectly. You'll find it, among other places, on...
  • Improper payments by federal agencies reach a record $125B

    Federal agencies set a new record for improper payments last year, shelling out $125 billion in questionable benefits after years of declines. The payments included tax credits for families that didn't qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might...