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  • WASHINGTON, July 31- U.S. consumers who purchase private health coverage through the federal Obamacare website HealthCare.gov are likely to find only modestly higher premiums but may still have technical problems signing up, a top health official said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- Ten months after the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, Obamacare's federal health insurance exchange is still dogged by cost overruns and technology delays that could hamper enrollment when it resumes in November, a U.S. watchdog said.

  • Navigating health care  Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 8:41 AM ET
    Surgeons, Cleveland Clinic's Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute - Cleveland, Ohio, US

    Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic CEO, discusses the impact of the Affordable Care Act on patients, including what they will pay and the strain on the nation's Medicare and Medicaid systems. And Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, weighs in.

  • Medicare & Social Security outlook  Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the details from the Social Security & Medicare Trustee Report, which informs Medicare will have sufficient funds until 2030, and disability insurance within social security will be insolvent in late 2016.

  • Main Medicare fund to run out of money in 2030 Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    Slower growth in healthcare spending is shoring up the funding outlook for the federal Medicare program that covers hospital bills for the elderly.

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- Slower growth in U.S. healthcare spending and expected savings from Obamacare are shoring up the funding outlook for the federal Medicare program that covers the hospital bills of the elderly, trustees of the program said on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- Slower growth in healthcare spending is shoring up the funding outlook for the federal Medicare program that covers the hospital bills of the elderly, trustees of the program said on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- The Obama administration on Friday backed down on restrictions of private insurance coverage for hospice drugs under Medicare, saying the regulations were preventing some terminally ill patients from having access to medicine.

  • WASHINGTON, July 11- New enrollments in Obamacare's Medicaid expansion and other healthcare programs for the poor have reached 6.7 million people since the launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms last year, the administration said on Friday.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Why do male doctors earn more than female MDs? Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 9:13 AM ET

    Male doctors on average make 88 percent more in Medicare reimbursements than female physicians, according to an analysis of government data.