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  • Looking for complaints, Rick Scott instead finds praise for Obamacare

    Looking for complaints, Rick Scott instead finds praise for Obamacare
     – Gov. Rick Scott visited a senior center Tuesday to warn about cuts he said Obamacare is forcing in a popular version of the Medicare health program and to collect their horror stories. What he found was a satisfied group with few complaints....
  • Functional hospital patients fare better

    Functional hospital patients fare better
    Testing hospital patients on their ability to perform everyday tasks before they are released could go a long way to keeping them from returning to the hospital, new research from Johns Hopkins University suggests. Tasks such as moving from a bed to a...
  • Retirement: the benefits of staying on the job

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Working a few years past full retirement age can make the difference between living in relative comfort during retirement and scrimping to pay the bills. Some employers are eager to hang on to employees with senior-level...
  • Long term care update: Is 90 the new 70?

    Americans are getting older. A new U.S. Census Bureau report projects that roughly one in five Americans (about 21 percent) will be 65 years old and up by 2050, compared with just 13 percent in 2010 and less than 10 percent in 1970. Taking a longer view,...
  • Doctors charge Medicare top rates for office visits

    Doctors charge Medicare top rates for office visits
    Office visits are the bread and butter of many physicians’ practices. Medicare pays for more than 200 million of them a year, often to deal with routine problems like colds or high blood pressure. Most require relatively modest amounts of a doctor&...
  • Treatment Tracker tool lets you check on doctors' practices

    Treatment Tracker tool lets you check on doctors' practices
    When choosing a doctor who’s right for you, you don’t have to rely exclusively on a friend’s recommendation or a referral. Now you can check whether your medical provider practices similarly to his or her peers. ProPublica has...
  • Staffing Cuts Possible At L+M Healthcare

    NEW LONDON — Staffing reductions through attrition and possibly layoffs are likely to be announced in the next few weeks to the approximately 3,500 employees of Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and its affiliates. Bruce Cummings, president and chief...
  • No looking backward [Commentary]

    Americans should not be deterred from working to improve our health care system despite difficulties with implementing the websites of the health insurance exchanges as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Our resolve for improved health care should...
  • Obamacare may prevail in court, but can it survive rising premiums?

    Obamacare may prevail in court, but can it survive rising premiums?
    A consistent theme in the legal challenges to the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is that Democrats in Congress or the Obama administration cheated in some way to enact or implement the law. The arguments go something like this: Congress...
  • UnitedHealth Group Grows Revenue, Customer Base In First Quarter

    UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurer, grew its revenue base and the number of customers it serves during the first quarter of 2014. "We performed steadily in the first quarter, with continued momentum from our Optum health services...
  • Learn about Medicare data, care at VA

    Learn about Medicare data, care at VA
    Two national stories grabbed the headlines this week: The release of 2012 Medicare data regarding physician reimbursements, and the revelation that there had been 23 deaths over 15 years at Veteran Affairs medical centers nationwide due to delayed...