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CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest details on Mitt Romney's choice for running mate. Also, discussing Rep. Paul Ryan's views on Medicare and budget deficits, with Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman.
Will Medicaid and other safety net programs undergo major changes if presidential candidate Mitt Romney and running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan win the November election? Fmr. Gov. Tommy Thompson (R-WI), weighs in.
Federal prosecutors are uncovering what they say is another blatant rip-off of the Medicaid system, and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says 48 people are charged in a nationwide operation centered here in New York, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.
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.
Debra Cafaro, CEO of Ventas, chats with Cramer about what's next for her company.
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.
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.
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.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the billions of dollars lost each year by Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
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.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the outrageous ways $80 billion in taxpayer money is making its way into the hands of criminals via health care fraud.
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.
Of all government programs, Medicare is particularly vulnerable to fraud. Find out how to avoid becoming a victim.
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.
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.
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.
President Barack Obama remarks on the U.S. economy and says, "our discretionary spending is lower than it's been in decades."
President Obama is commenting on the GOP budget plan proposed by the Republicans. CNBC's John Harwood reports.
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.
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.