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  • The Fate of Health Care Reform     Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    "I think in particular, the 'individual mandate', had it been framed as a tax, it would have been on much more solid ground, just as the Medicare tax is," says Ronald Williams, former Aetna chairman and CEO, weighing in on the pending Supreme Court decision on health care reform.

  • Roche's New Cancer Drug     Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | 7:45 AM ET

    Top cancer researchers are meeting in Chicago today to present the latest in treatments and cancer therapies, with Dr. Hal Barron, chief medical officer at Roche.

  • Romney Medicare Plan Draws a Stark Contrast Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 11:29 AM ET

    The differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney on Medicare are stark, but both candidates agree that the other's plan would end the program as it now exists.

  • Health-Care Costs in Retirement Rise to $240,000 Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    Two new studies show Americans drastically underestimate how much they will spend out-of-pocket on health-care costs during retirement, estimated to total $240,000. 

  • Huge Medicare Fraud Bust!     Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the latest details on more than 100 people arrested on alleged Medicare fraud charges, and debating whether Obamacare is too expensive for small businesses, with Howard Dean, former DNC chairman and Rep. Nan Hayworth, (R-NY).

  • Feds Crack Down in $452 Million Medicare Fraud Sweep Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 3:31 PM ET

    More than 100 people are charged in what authorities say is the largest one-day takedown ever for Medicare fraud.

  • CNBC's Scott Cohn reports $453 million, 7 cities and 108 people have been charged in an alleged Medicare fraud case.

  • In Hopeful Sign, Health Spending Is Flattening Out Sunday, 29 Apr 2012 | 10:39 AM ET
    Doctor holding test tube

    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.

  • Rep. Ryan's Major Policy Announcement     Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 8:05 AM ET

    "We need a single-minded focus on restoring economic growth," says Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI) sharing details on his new economic policy ahead of his address at Georgetown University later this morning.

  • Insurers Alter Cost Formula, and Patients Pay More Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 4:56 PM ET
    Healthcare cost

    Despite a landmark settlement that was expected to increase coverage for out-of-network care, the nation’s largest health insurers have been switching to a new payment method that in most cases significantly increases the cost to the patient, the New York Times reports.

  • Trustees: Medicare to Exhaust Funds in 2024     Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 1:51 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the Social Security trustees project Medicare and Social Security cannot sustain costs and that lawmakers must act quickly to save both programs.

  • Health Care Fraud Cost Taxpayers $Billions!     Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 7:43 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the billions of dollars lost each year by Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

  • Health Care Hustle     Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 1:52 PM ET

    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.

  • President Obama on Ryan's Budget     Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 1:12 PM ET

    President Barack Obama remarks on the U.S. economy and says, "our discretionary spending is lower than it's been in decades."

  • Harwood on President's Address     Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 1:06 PM ET

    President Obama is commenting on the GOP budget plan proposed by the Republicans. CNBC's John Harwood reports.

  • It Pays to Make Patients Happy?     Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 10:54 AM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs takes a look at the impact of President Obama's health care reform law on medicare reimbursement rates and hospitals.

  • Health Care Act Offers Roberts a Signature Case Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 9:43 AM ET

    This month, the Supreme Court, under Chief Justice John Roberts, will hear extended arguments leading to a final ruling on President Obama's signature healthcare legislation, the New York Times reports.

  • 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.

  • Let Tax Cuts Expire to Help Close Deficit: Altman Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    In the short time between the election and Dec. 31, the lame duck U.S. Congress has a “golden opportunity” to close two-thirds of the budget deficit by letting tax cuts expire and allowing mandatory budget cuts to kick in, Roger Altman, founder of Evercore Partners and a former deputy U.S. Treasury secretary, told CNBC.

  • 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.