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  • Scaramucci’s Top 5 Surprise Predictions for 2012 Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 6:08 PM ET

    With two trading days left in the year, “Fast Money” pro Anthony Scaramucci shared his 2012 predictions on Europe, gold, the U.S. dollar, Iran and Occupy Wall Street.

  • '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.

  • Cost of healthcare

    Medicare officials say hundreds of thousands of doctors will get a steep cut in payments on Jan. 18 unless a gridlocked Congress issues a reprieve.

  • Medicare Reform to Save America?     Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    Insight on a new proposal for Medicare reform, with Rep. Nan Hayworth, (R-NY), and Rep. John Yarmuth, (R-KY); and Jimmy Pethokoukis, Reuters.

  • Newt Gingrich: Obama 'Food-Stamp President'     Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 7:30 PM ET

    GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich discusses what he would cut from the Federal budget, tax cuts, President Obama, Ron Paul's negative ad against him, his 15-point lead in the latest Gallup poll, and why he would make a stronger candidate than Mitt Romney.

  • Health Care Cuts & the Super Committee     Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 4:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on the Congressional Super Committeee's deadline to cut billions from the Federal budget and its likely impact on health care programs, like Medicare and Medicaid. Mark McClellan, Brookings Inst., and Nina Owcharenko, The Heritage Foundation, weigh in.

  • There's a number of big issues out there that will have a bearing on the economic well-being of Americans, and voters are beginning to wonder where the presidential candidates stand on some of them.

  • CEO Blog: Changing How We Pay for Healthcare Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | 11:40 AM ET

    Is legislated healthcare reform here to stay? As we watch the presidential race heat up – and look to a Supreme Court ruling this summer — no one knows for sure. Regardless, we as a nation need to realize that traditional thinking around healthcare is forever changed.

  • For-Profit Hospices: Next in Medicare Mash? Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 5:40 PM ET

    In recent days home health care companies—notably Amedisys, Gentiva and LHC Group, have been whacked after a Senate staff report slammed them for allegedly gaming the Medicare system. That prompted me to wonder what other areas of healthcare could be susceptible to the government’s Medicare mash.

  • Herb on the Street     Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 2:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg takes a look at home health care stocks, the Medicare space, and why investors should take caution with Blockbuster.

  • Health Care Fraud You Pay For     Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 7:51 PM ET

    Want to know why Medicare and Medicaid are going broke? One big reason is fraud, and it's been infecting government health care programs for years. CNBC's Scott Cohn has the story of a home health care scam for the record books.

  • In the first overhaul of the system in 25 years, younger, healthier people will be given priority preference for kidneys over older, sicker people. This is a major change over the previous system which favored patients on a waiting list – first come, first served – irrespective of age or health condition.

  • Obama's Deficit Reduction Plan Unveiled     Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 7:20 PM ET

    Sam Chandan, president & chief economist at Chandan Economics & The Wharton School, tells us why he feels that Obama's new plan is setting the groundwork for potential compromise between Republicans and Democrats.

  • Will Digital Health Records Ever Happen? Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 10:35 AM ET

    Though the U.S. had made much progress taking medical record keeping into the digital age, there's still some doubt that the government will reach its target by the prescribed deadline.

  • Medicare Fraud Crackdown     Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 7:43 PM ET

    CNBC's Brad Goode reports on dozens of arrest in a crackdown on Medicare fraud.

  • Medicare and Medicaid: CNBC Explains Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 3:47 PM ET
    Sphygmomanometer

    Medicare and Medicaid are often confused with each other as both are government sponsored health programs. But there are major differences. CNBC explains.

  • Brusca: Time For A National Sales Tax? Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 4:12 PM ET

    All states, regardless of partisanship, hate the idea because states (and some cities) already use the sales tax. They do not want the Feds elbowing their way in on these revenues, but perhaps now is the time to think about a national sales tax.

  • Gamblers Return to Las Vegas, But for How Long? Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 5:02 PM ET
    Friends playing in casino

    One could argue that lately you had better odds winning in Las Vegas than Wall Street. Sin City is coming back, but its economy remains fragile.

  • 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.