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  • But after years of complaints and failed efforts, huge majorities of lawmakers from both parties banded together and Congress approved legislation permanently recasting how Medicare reimburses physicians. Though AARP tried unsuccessfully to change the bill to ease costs for some Medicare recipients, CEO Jo Ann Jenkins hailed its passage as "momentous"...

  • WASHINGTON— Legislation permanently overhauling how Medicare pays physicians won approval Tuesday from an atypically united Congress as lawmakers banded together to erase an irritant that has dogged them for years. Adding urgency to legislators' work, the measure headed off a 21 percent cut in doctors' Medicare fees that would have hit home Wednesday, when...

  • McConnell optimistic about Medicare fix Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 6:10 PM ET
    Mitch McConnell

    McConnell said he was optimistic the Senate would pass legislation to fix Medicare doctor reimbursements before midnight.

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- The U.S. Senate should pass, without any amendments, legislation overwhelmingly approved by the House of Representatives to avert drastic cuts of payments to doctors treating Medicare patients, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner warned on Tuesday. "Unless the Senate passes the House-passed' doc fix' bill, significant cuts to...

  • U.S. HOUSE SPEAKER BOEHNER WARNS SENATE AGAINST CHANGES TO HOUSE-PASSED MEDICARE "DOC FIX" BILL.

  • Suit claims AIDS foundation scammed Medicare for $20M Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 1:34 AM ET

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— One of the nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care is accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid in an elaborate $20 million dollar scam that spanned 12 states, according to a lawsuit filed in South Florida federal court. Three former managers of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation filed a suit last week alleging the company paid...

  • Suit claims AIDS foundation scammed Medicare for $20M Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 12:30 PM ET

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— The nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care is accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid in an elaborate $20 million dollar scam that spanned 12- states, according to a lawsuit filed in South Florida federal court. Three former managers of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation filed a suit last week alleging the company paid...

  • Retirement: Minimize taxes to maximize savings Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 3:48 PM ET
    Taxes 1040

    Here are a few pointers to ensure the tax man isn't taking too much of a bite out of your investments, reports USA Today.

  • Top court rejects Obamacare 'death panel' challenge Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:19 AM ET
    A demonstrator holds a sign in support Obamacare in front of the Supreme Court in Washington earlier this month.

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new challenge to the Obamacare law that took aim at the so-called death panel.

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law that took aim at a bureaucratic board labeled by some Republicans as a "death panel" because it was designed to cut Medicare costs. The high court left intact a ruling by the San Francisco- based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that threw...

  • *Measure spares doctors 21 percent pay cut if passes Senate vote. WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, March 26- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill to permanently repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement and sending the issue next to the Senate. The measure drafted and driven...

  • *Measure spares doctors 21 percent pay cut if passes Senate vote. WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, March 26- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill to permanently repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement and sending the issue next to the Senate. The measure drafted and driven...

  • U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSES BIPARTISAN, PERMANENT FIX FOR MEDICARE DOCTOR PAYMENTS.

  • BILL REQUIRES MEANS TESTING OF MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES SO PEOPLE WITH HIGHER INCOMES PAY MORE.

  • Overwhelming bipartisan vote in Medicare reform   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 11:56 AM ET
    Overwhelming bipartisan vote in Medicare reform

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the House has passed a $200 billion Medicare overhaul bill. The bill will now go to the Senate, where it is expected to pass.

  • MAJORITY OF U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES VOTES FOR BIPARTISAN FIX FOR MEDICARE DOCTOR PAYMENTS, VOTING CONTINUES.

  • COLUMN-Stop-gap Medicare 'doc-fix' will cost seniors Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 11:11 AM ET

    CHICAGO, March 26- Congress is headed toward a bipartisan solution to fix a Medicare formula that threatens to slash payments to doctors every year. The so-called "doc fix" would replace the cuts with a multipronged approach that will be expensive and will have Medicare beneficiaries pay part of the bill. There are better places to go for the money, such as allowing...

  • Surprise! Something positive from Congress Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 8:49 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, answers questions during a press conference on Capitol Hill, July 24, 2014, in Washington.

    A bipartisan compromise to overhaul Medicare bucks the popular impression that Washington can't accomplish anything at all.

  • WASHINGTON, March 18- U.S. Senate Republicans on Wednesday proposed less aggressive federal budget cuts than their House counterparts, forgoing a massive revamp of the Medicare health system for seniors and setting up a conflict over defense spending. The Senate version would achieve a budget surplus a year later, in 2025, and assumes nearly $1 trillion in...

  • WASHINGTON, March 18- U.S. Senate Republicans on Wednesday proposed less aggressive budget cuts than their House of Representative counterparts, forgoing a massive revamp of the Medicare health system for seniors and setting up a conflict over defense spending. The Senate version would achieve a surplus a year later, in 2025, and assumes nearly $1 trillion in...