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  • Today, George Mason University expert and Obama approved GOP 2010 trustee for Medicare and Social Security Charles Blahous is today releasing a study that challenges the conventional wisdom that the health-care law, which calls for an expensive expansion of coverage for the uninsured beginning in 2014, will nonetheless reduce deficits by raising taxes and cutting payments to Medicare providers.

  • Health Care Fraud Takes Many Forms Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 3:36 PM ET
    Wheelchair

    From an artificial leg for a person who doesn’t need it to doling out cash to the homeless, fraudsters are finding ways to bilk the U.S. health care system to the tune of an estimated $80 billion a year.

  • Obamacare and the ‘Health Care Hustle’ Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 1:46 PM ET

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s debate over the constitutionally of the Affordable Care Act and the future of health care in America has dominated the national conversation for weeks. What’s not been as widely discussed is a little known provision in “Obamacare”, which, if overturned completely, could end up costing the taxpayers billions of dollars.

  • What YOU Can Do to Out-Hustle Health Care Hustlers Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 1:25 PM ET
    Cost of healthcare

    Of all government programs, Medicare is particularly vulnerable to fraud. Find out how to avoid becoming a victim.

  • Medicaid Whistleblower Could Lose Coverage Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 12:21 PM ET

    Richard West, a 63-year-old Vietnam veteran, blew the whistle on the largest home health care fraud in history. Now he's in danger of losing his Medicaid benefits.

  • Medicare Payment System: Aiding or Preventing Fraud? Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 6:37 PM ET

    There is the modern war against health care fraud—fraud that saps at least $80 billion a year from government health programs including Medicare and Medicaid.

  • Health care fraud raid in Puerto Rico

    There is the modern war against health care fraud—fraud that saps an estimated $80 billion a year from government health programs including Medicare and Medicaid.

  • Health-Care Rules Go Out to States; Court Case Nears Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 1:16 PM ET

    Tackling a huge logistical challenge, the Obama administration Monday released an ambitious blueprint for states to match up uninsured Americans with coverage that's right for them under the health care overhaul law.

  • Tentative Deal Reached to Preserve Cut in Payroll Tax Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 4:02 AM ET
    Uncle Sam and money

    Members of a House-Senate committee charged with writing a measure to extend a payroll tax reduction and provide added unemployment benefits reached a tentative agreement Tuesday evening, with Republicans and Democrats claiming a degree of political victory in a fight with significant election-year implications, the New York Times reports.

  • What I Want to Hear From Obama: Honeywell CEO Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 11:36 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Honeywell CEO David Cote wants President Obama to talk about the national debt and how he'll shrink it during the State of the Union address later Tuesday, he told CNBC.

  • 'Double-Dip' Blow Could Strike Big Pharmas in 2012 Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 5:26 AM ET

    Pharmaceutical giants’ profits could take a "double-dip" hit next year from patent expirations on blockbuster drugs and President Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms, according to a report from CreditSights, a credit market research firm.

  • Medicare and Medicaid: CNBC Explains Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 3:47 PM ET
    Sphygmomanometer

    Medicare and Medicaid are often confused with each other as both are government sponsored health programs. But there are major differences. CNBC explains.

  • Congress Needs to 'Cowboy Up' to Fix the Economy Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 11:13 AM ET
    John Wayne

    Investors woke up Monday to a world in which America is seen as a greater credit risk than anytime in recent history, and they didn't like what they saw. The conversation around why we were downgraded can get as wonky as we want, but let’s not get caught up in the weeds. We are where we are because the problem is simple: Our country spends far more than it takes in—trillions more.

  • Dear America: Austerity Is Going to Hurt Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 12:32 PM ET

    The debt-ceiling deal doesn't go far enough to control the U.S. government's spending problem, according to many.

  • Reaping Millions in Nonprofit Care for Disabled Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 11:31 AM ET

    Two brothers earned millions of dollars from Medicaid funding as executives of a non-profit organization that provides care to the developmentally disabled, the New York Times reports.

  • Insurers Must Cover Birth Control With No Copays Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 12:16 PM ET
    Cost of healthcare

    Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays, the Obama administration said Monday in a decision with far-reaching implications for health care as well as social mores.

  • Health Tab to Hit $4.6 Trillion in 2020: Government Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 5:33 AM ET

    The nation's health care tab is on track to hit $4.6 trillion in 2020, accounting for about $1 of every $5 in the economy, government number crunchers estimate in a report out Thursday.

  • US Military Could Suffer If No Debt Deal: Bush Aide Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 10:42 AM ET

    There's be no money for U.S. defense as of Aug. 3 if there is no deal on the debt under a worst-case scenario, former Treasury Secretary Jay Powell told CNBC Monday.

  • Off The Chart Friday, 20 May 2011 | 3:00 PM ET

    Health care is an emotional subject for many Americans — and often one of extremes.  Yet, as we obssess about the system's structure and cost, we neglect our own health. Obesity and high blood pressure are more common, while exercise and diet are overlooked.  Our special report, "Healthy Business", explores these issues.

  • Long-Term Care Comes Of Age Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:30 AM ET

    After seeing old age or illness deplete their parents life savings, more baby boomer are signing up for long-term care coverage.