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  • 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

    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.

  • High Oil, Lower Wealth Will Slow Economy: Feldstein Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 11:44 AM ET
    Martin Feldstein

    Higher oil, lower household wealth and continued trouble in the housing market will keep first-quarter growth "south of 2%," economist Martin Feldstein said Friday.

  • Obama to Call for Broad Plan to Reduce Debt Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 1:20 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Obama will call this week for Republicans to join him in writing a broad plan to raise revenues and reduce the growth of popular entitlement programs, the New York Times reports.