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  • Social Security: 'Politics' third rail     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    Former Sen. Bob Kerrey, (D-Neb.), shares his thoughts on raising the eligibility age for receiving full social security benefits. I'd probably raise it to 68 or 69-years old over the course of 30 thirty years, says Kerrey.

  • Kerrey: Entitlement problem out of control     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    Former Sen. Bob Kerrey, (D-Neb.), shares his thoughts on the runaway costs of government programs, including health care.

  • The SEC said it is examining whether material nonpublic information concerning an April 1, 2013 announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of 2014 reimbursement rates for a Medicare program was leaked improperly, and whether anyone traded on that information.

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- President Barack Obama's new health secretary moved swiftly on Friday to shore up administration oversight of Obamacare with a series of management changes to address weaknesses blamed for last year's crash of the federal website, HealthCare.gov.

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- President Barack Obama's new health secretary moved swiftly on Friday to shore up administration oversight of Obamacare with a series of management changes to address weaknesses blamed for last year's crash of the federal website, HealthCare.gov.

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- The Obama administration on Friday announced the creation of a new chief executive position to oversee operations of the federal Obamacare marketplace that provides private health insurance to consumers in 36 U.S. states.

  • Why Medicare patients are pushed into house calls Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    Home visits have risen sharply at many private Medicare health plans, which treat close to 16 million elderly and disabled people.

  • Secretive reviews of 30 Medicare Advantage plans Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

    Medicare Advantage plans are facing audits that could order them to repay tens of millions of dollars for billing errors.

  • Billions in Medicare overcharges probably lost Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    The UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn.

    The Center for Public Integrity found missed chances to corral tens of billions of dollars in Medicare Advantage billing errors.

  • Insurance firm cheated Medicare for $1B: Lawsuit Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    Former Bush administration official Josh Valdez alleges his ex-employer cheated the government out of millions annually, charges the company denies.

  • LA doctor charged with $33 million Medicare fraud Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    A Los Angeles doctor has been charged with helping bilk Medicare out of more than $33 million.

  • Hospital charges surge for common ailments Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    In 2012, hospitals charged more for every one of 98 common ailments that could be compared to the previous year.

  • NEW YORK, May 29- A federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss a U.S. government lawsuit accusing Novartis AG of civil fraud for having conducted two illegal kickback schemes to boost sales of drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

  • Medicare on drugs: 24,000 tests for 145 patients Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 8:47 AM ET

    The three physicians ordered so many individual tests that their patients averaged one every other day.

  • NEW YORK, May 29- Three Connecticut doctors billed Medicare for nearly 24,000 drug tests in 2012- on just 145 patients. Despite the extraordinary number, Medicare administrators paid the doctors a total of $1.4 million, according to a Reuters analysis of government payments to health providers.

  • FACTBOX-RPT-Paying for Sovaldi in the United States Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    *Commercial insurers and Medicare Part D providers such as Express Scripts accounted for 90 percent of the more than $2 billion spent on Sovaldi in the United States during the first quarter, according to Gilead.

  • FACTBOX-Paying for Sovaldi in the United States Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    *Commercial insurers and Medicare Part D providers such as Express Scripts accounted for 90 percent of the more than $2 billion spent on Sovaldi in the United States during the first quarter, according to Gilead.

  • Creating more competition in Medicare: Rubio     Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), shares his thoughts on creating more competition and options for Medicare participants. And Rubio discusses his plan to create a place for people to invest other than Treasurys and the nature of the future economy as more people work beyond age 65.

  • May 1- U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp on Thursday said that early enrollees in new plans created under President Barack Obama's healthcare law used medical services more than it expected, confirming early forecasts it would lose money on the business in 2014..

  • Amedisys to pay $150 mln for over billing Medicare -U.S. Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 23- Home healthcare company Amedisys Inc will pay $150 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false billings to Medicare, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday.