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  • Congress, it's time to end the 'doc fix' charade

    Congress, it's time to end the 'doc fix' charade
    You may notice your doctor is a little more distracted than usual. Even edgy. Maybe that's because a 21 percent cut in physicians' Medicare fees kicked in Wednesday. The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly to stop that pay cut. But the Senate left town on a...
  • Magellan Health Completes Acquisition Of Michigan Pharmacy Benefits Company

    Magellan Health announced Wednesday it has completed its acquisition of a Michigan-based pharmacy-benefit-manager, 4D Pharmacy Management Systems Inc. Magellan is spending $85 million, which comprises $55 million from existing cash on hand and $30...
  • Charged Menendez friend seen as miracle worker, power broker

    Dr. Salomon Melgen was called a miracle worker for his skill restoring sight and a power broker for the deep pockets that brought politicians to his side. Now he's fighting another label — criminal — after being charged with corruption for...
  • Things to know about indictment against Sen. Menendez

    Sen. Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, and Dr. Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye doctor, were indicted Wednesday on federal corruption and bribery charges. The heart of the charges is that Menendez advocated for Melgen's personal and business interests in...
  • Stronger Parties Could End Partisan Fights

    The John Boehner/Nancy Pelosi agreement on Medicare doctors' payments — permanently easing up on scheduled cuts, funded (partially) by means testing — has been praised as an incremental gain and criticized as a small backward step. In either...
  • New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges

    New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges
    Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for...
  • Retirement: Signing up for Medicare isn't easy

    You are eligible for Medicare when you turn 65. But these days, the decision to sign up is not a slam-dunk. The decision to sign up or not may depend on whether you're receiving Social Security benefits and whether your spouse has coverage through your...
  • Senate has new deadline to avoid doctors' Medicare cuts

    Congress will get a little extra time to prevent a threatened 21 percent cut in Medicare payments to doctors. Technically, the cut was to take effect Wednesday. But the Department of Health and Human Services said it will hold off processing claims at...
  • Presentan cargos por corrupción al senador Bob Menéndez

    Presentan cargos por corrupción al senador Bob Menéndez
    WASHINGTON - El Departamento de Justicia presentó hoy cargos por corrupción contra el influyente senador demócrata Robert Menéndez, acusado de haber aceptado prebendas de uno de sus donantes, el doctor Salomon Melgen, a cambio de apoyar sus intereses...
  • N.J. senator Menendez, West Palm Beach ophthalmologist indicted on consipiracy charges

    N.J. senator Menendez, West Palm Beach ophthalmologist indicted on consipiracy charges
    Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was indicted on corruption charges Wednesday. The New Jersey Democrat, an influential voice on foreign policy, was accused of...
  • US indicts Sen. Menendez on bribery, other charges

    WASHINGTON A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, charging the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with trading political help for assorted benefits from an ambitious Florida eye doctor. The...