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  • Sick scammers target diabetics

    Sick scammers target diabetics
    People become scam targets for all sorts of reasons. Some are desperate to find jobs and fall for traps promising easy money. Some are desperate for companionship and let down their guard in phony online romances. Others are older people whose age makes...
  • Beware Obamacare scams as sign-up deadline nears

    Beware Obamacare scams as sign-up deadline nears
    With the deadline to have health insurance just days away, don't let yourself be scammed as the pressure mounts to sign up for coverage or face a government fine. Monday is the deadline for people to have signed up for health insurance or face a penalty...
  • GOP-led House approves tough Paul Ryan budget, but debate continues

    WASHINGTON -- With little drama Thursday, House Republicans easily approved a largely symbolic budget proposal from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), closing out a floor debate over spending priorities and opening a new front on the midterm campaign trail. As...
  • Interest in Obamacare surges ahead of enrollment deadline

    Interest in Obamacare surges ahead of enrollment deadline
    WASHINGTON — As Monday's deadline approaches to sign up for insurance under President Obama's health law, more than 1 million people a day are visiting HealthCare.gov, Obama administration officials said Wednesday. The site — the main portal...
  • House GOP revives Paul Ryan's austere budget, Medicare cuts

    WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will revive Rep. Paul Ryan's lightning-rod proposals to slash the federal safety net, beef up military spending and reduce taxes for the wealthy in a budget unveiled Tuesday -- an election-year calling card that Democrats...
  • Medicare Denial By Rubber Stamp?

    If a federal class-action lawsuit filed recently by four Connecticut plaintiffs is to be believed, Medicare routinely denies any meaningful review of claims for home health care coverage during the first two levels of appeal. According to a story in...
  • Release of Medicare doctor payments shows some huge payouts

    Release of Medicare doctor payments shows some huge payouts
    Ending decades of secrecy, Medicare is showing what the giant healthcare program for seniors pays individual doctors, and the figures reveal that more than a dozen physicians received in excess of $10 million each in 2012. The Obama administration is...
  • Capital BlueCross banned from enrolling new Medicare members

    Capital BlueCross banned from enrolling new Medicare members
    Federal authorities have banned Capital BlueCross from enrolling new customers into its Medicare plans, saying the health insurance company denied some seniors coverage for emergency services and access to prescription drugs, and overcharged about 3,000...
  • For-Profit Hospitals Offer Advantages

    The resistance to for-profit hospitals in Connecticut reveals a degree of naivete about legal and financial realities that our political leadership ignores at the peril of the state's health care system. Our leaders should promote nonprofit/for-profit...
  • Coming soon: more ways to get to know your doctor

    Coming soon: more ways to get to know your doctor
    This week, the federal government is planning to release a massive database capable of providing patients with much more information about their doctors. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the government agency that runs Medicare, plans...
  • When it comes to primary care, there's no place like a medical home

    Joe McDonald, 70, of Fairfax, Va., really likes his primary-care doctor. And it's no wonder. The retired finance manager can get same-day appointments at the Fairfax Family Practice, e-mail his physician or drop by the practice's walk-in clinic, even on...