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  • CMS Rate Proposal Hits HMOs     Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 1:07 PM ET

    The proposed rate cute outlined by CMS is putting pressure on all of the Medicare advantage players, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • CNBC's Bertha Coombs takes a deeper look at proposals that would lower Medicare Advantage rates more than analyst and insurers were expecting.

  • Arizona Gov. Proposes Tax Hike on Hospitals     Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 4:46 PM ET

    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer proposed a tax hike on hospitals to pay for Obamacare. Caroline Heldman, Occidental College Associate Professor of Politics and Paul Howard, Manhattan Institute, weigh in.

  • MIAMI, Jan. 15, 2013-- BAROMA Health Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Baroma, Inc., has been selected as one of 106 new Accountable Care Organizations in Medicare, ensuring as many as 4 million Medicare beneficiaries across the United States now have access to high-quality, coordinated care, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today.

  • Medicare in the Crosshairs on Capitol Hill     Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 7:35 AM ET

    Sen. Lamar Alexander, (R-TN), explains why he voted "yes" on the "fiscal cliff" bill, and why Congress needs to reduce entitlement programs.

  • ATLANTA, Jan. 2, 2013-- PRGX Global, Inc., the world's leading provider of recovery audit services and the pioneer in Profit Discovery™, today announced that it has been awarded the recovery audit contract for the District of Columbia's Medicaid program.

  • Did You Hear About the 'Doctor' Cliff?     Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 10:21 AM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs countdowns the the crippling cuts to the Medicare program set to take effect if no deal is reached on the "fiscal cliff."

  • 'Fiscal Cliff': CNBC Explains Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 10:53 AM ET

    The fiscal cliff may sound like the name of an exercise retreat on a mountain top in Southern California, but the reality is not so pretty. What it refers to is the potentially dire economic situation the U.S. faces at the end of 2012.  Here's a look.

  • Obama Wants 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal by Christmas Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 4:47 PM ET

    President Obama said Wednesday he hoped to reach a deal on the "fiscal cliff" before Christmas.

  • SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14, 2012-- American Specialty Health Incorporated, a leading national health services organization, announced that Preferred Medical Plan, Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla. has selected the Silver&Fit exercise and healthy aging program for its Medicare plan members.

  • Labor Leader: Bring Fairness to Tax Code     Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 11:10 AM ET

    Dennis Van Roekel, President of the National Education Association, discusses the meeting he had with President Obama on the fiscal cliff.

  • Supporting Medicaid Expansion The Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act determined that it is optional for states to expand Medicaid eligibility to 133 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

  • GOP Platform May Dilute Romney’s Focus on Economy Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 2:34 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a campaign event with Republican Governors at Basalt Public High School on August 2, 2012 in Basalt, Colorado.

    Delegates to the Republican national convention will adopt a platform on Tuesday that represents a major triumph for the GOP's economic and social conservatives.

  • Peter Orszag, vice chairman of global banking for Citigroup Inc.

    Paul Ryan’s health care plan is flawed because it puts all its emphasis on competition, Peter Orszag, former director of the Office of Management and Budget and current vice chairman at Citigroup, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday.

  • Despite a decade of rising C. diff rates, health care providers and the government agencies that oversee them have been slow to adopt proven strategies to reduce the infections, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths and illnesses that could have been prevented, the investigation shows.

  • Elevating Ryan, and His Budget Details Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 2:49 PM ET
    House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., holds a copy of his budget proposal 'The Path to Prosperity' during a news conference on the FY2012 budget resolution on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

    The budgets that Rep. Paul Ryan has pushed through the  House have been nothing short of a conservative reordering of the nation’s tax and spending priorities for the 21st century, The New York Times reports.

  • Health-care reform will create $580 billion in potential new Medicaid revenue opportunities in the next five years, Wayne Deveydt, CFO at health insurer WellPoint, told CNBC.

  • Ventas CEO Comments on Outlook Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 6:33 PM ET

    Debra Cafaro, CEO of Ventas, chats with Cramer about what's next for her company.

  • Court Can Help Fix Obamacare 'Arrogance' Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 12:22 PM ET

    Congress doesn’t often get a second chance to do the right thing. But when it comes to health care, the U.S. Supreme Court may provide lawmakers a historic opportunity to do just that.

  • In Hopeful Sign, Health Spending Is Flattening Out Sunday, 29 Apr 2012 | 10:39 AM ET
    Doctor holding test tube

    The growth of health spending has slowed substantially in the last few years, surprising experts and offering some fuel for optimism about the federal government’s long-term fiscal health. The New York Times reports.