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Sylvia Mathews Burwell

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  • How should we pay doctors under Medicare?

    In recent weeks, reform legislation that proposes to change how Medicare pays physicians drew much attention. The prod to action was the imminent expiring of the present fee schedule. For many years, Congress had failed to reach agreement about the...
  • Teaching hospitals may benefit from Schumer's likely ascension

    Teaching hospitals have an ally in New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer and are likely to benefit if, as expected, he becomes the Senate's next Democratic leader. Schumer could leverage his newfound influence in Congress to increase medical education...
  • Today in History

    Today is Saturday, April 11, the 101st day of 2015. There are 264 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 11, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln spoke to a crowd outside the White House, saying, "We meet this evening, not in sorrow,...
  • Conservatives find political red meat in USDA diet guidelines

    WASHINGTON From the IRS to the Environmental Protection Agency to the Federal Communications Commission, federal agencies are under more scrutiny from congressional Republicans concerned about regulatory overreach than at any time in Barack Obama's...
  • Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan fails again in committee vote

    Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans failed again Tuesday, voted down by a key Senate committee a month after it was defeated in a special legislative session. The Senate Commerce Committee...
  • CDC: Uninsured drop by 11M since passage of Obama's law

    The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....
  • HHS head: Feds will continue to build on Obamacare successes

    For more than a century, American leaders have struggled to find ways to extend quality, affordable health care to everyone. We made progress for the elderly, the under-served and children, but for many Americans, the goal remained unattainable. Nathan...
  • 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...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown, in Washington, hits Republicans on immigration

    Gov. Jerry Brown, in Washington, hits Republicans on immigration
    California Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday that Republican opposition to President Obama’s immigration actions "at best is troglodyte and at worst is un-Christian," and asserted that the GOP has adopted a shameful stance that will backfire on its...
  • Shopping for Obamacare in Pa. puts price pressure on insurers

    Shopping for Obamacare in Pa. puts price pressure on insurers
    The high rate of "shopping" in Pennsylvania during the second open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act has ratcheted up competition among insurance companies and will help to keep rate hikes in check, according to the U.S. Department of Health...
  • If the Supreme Court ends Obamacare, is there a Plan B?

    If the Supreme Court ends Obamacare, is there a Plan B?
    Five years ago, President Barack Obama signed a law that will be a significant part of his presidential legacy: the Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on a case that will largely determine if that law is remembered...