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  • Hiring a nanny? Take care of the taxes

    Paying the wages of a nanny or baby sitter is expensive on its own. But if you're hiring a nanny for the first time, be sure not to forget another important expense: taxes. In the eyes of Uncle Sam, you may owe taxes on wages you pay your caregiver or...
  • What's wrong with the new conservative answer to Obamacare

    What's wrong with the new conservative answer to Obamacare
    The best sign that conservatives have finally given up their childish campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act is that they've been cooking up proposals to keep some of the ACA's most important provisions in place, without fully abandoning Republican...
  • Hopes for savings with McAuliffe Medicaid mental health proposal

    Hopes for savings with McAuliffe Medicaid mental health proposal
    One of the key things state officials will be watching, if they get a federal OK to add roughly 20,000 people with serious mental illnesses to the Medicaid rolls, is whether covering relatively inexpensive primary care doctors' services and mental...
  • Dying needs more discussion and planning, national institute finds

    A prestigious national institute is urging reforms to improve care for dying people, saying that political controversy has derailed discussion of a subject profoundly important to the well-being of all Americans. A long-awaited report, released...
  • Obamacare enrollment at 7.3 million in August, down from April

    Enrollment in health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act dipped slightly through this year, falling from about 8 million this spring to 7.3 million in mid-August, the Obama administration announced Thursday. The tally represents the first...
  • U.S. says Medicare Advantage enrollment at all-time high

    (Reuters) - Elderly Americans have enrolled in privately managed Medicare health plans in record numbers even as average premiums continue to rise, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said on Thursday. The agency said the average...
  • HHS says 700,000 have lost insurance coverage since May

    WASHINGTON Roughly 700,000 of the more than 8 million people who enrolled in marketplace health insurance plans have lost their coverage, Medicare administrator Marilyn Tavenner testified Thursday before Congress. Her surprise disclosure came during a...
  • Antipsychotic Use Drops In State Nursing Homes, New Data Show

    Connecticut still ranks high among states in the use of antipsychotic drugs for elderly nursing home residents, but its rate of use has dropped 21.6 percent since 2011 – more than the national average -- new government data show. The data, released...
  • Medicare information

    CANTERBURY- The Canterbury Public Library presents "Take the Mystery Out of Medicare." A representative from Senior Resources Agency on Aging will explain the paths to Medicare coverage on Monday, Sept. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The event is free but...
  • 115,000 to lose health insurance on missed Obamacare deadline

    115,000 to lose health insurance on missed Obamacare deadline
    About 115,000 people, including 4,000 in Illinois, will lose their health insurance at the end of the month because they missed a deadline to prove they are legally in the United States, federal officials said Monday. Despite making up to a dozen...
  • Owner of Owings Mills X-ray company indicted in $7.5 million health care fraud

    Owner of Owings Mills X-ray company indicted in $7.5 million health care fraud
    The owner of an Owings Mills medical firm is accused of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of more than $7.5 million in a federal indictment unsealed Monday. Federal prosecutors say Alpha Diagnostics owner Rafael Chikvashvili, 67, of Baltimore created...