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  • Real Medicare waste? Uncle Sam stayed mum too long Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    Releasing data about Medicare reimbursements to doctors could have led to cost savings in the past, but legal rulings kept it hidden for 35 years.

  • Medicare millionaires: Behind the numbers  Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on new data released by the Department of Health and Human Services showing Medicare doctors claiming millions of dollars.

  • Medicare millionaires  Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on an ophthalmologist who raked in nearly $21 million in Medicare payments in 2012, more than any doctor in the country.

  • Govt. releases data on Medicare payments to doctors  Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    Discussing whether customers have a right to know how much it's paying doctors for treating Medicare patients, with Igor Volsky, Think Progress, and radiologist Dr. Eric Schnipper.

  • Meet the doctor who got $21M from Medicare Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:06 PM ET
    Dr. Salomon Melgen

    Following a rare look into Medicare payments, one South Florida ophthalmologist has emerged as Medicare's highest-paid individual doctor.

  • Eye doctor billed over $20 million to Medicare  Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on new data released from Medicare on fraud. One eye doctor in West Palm Beach billed more than $20 million to Medicare in 2012. The doctor, Salomon Melgen, says he didn't do anything wrong.

  • Gilead takes heat: Waxman ignites debate on drugs Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    Rep. Henry Waxman in July 2013.

    Biotechs drop on reports Rep. Waxman has sent a letter to Gilead's CEO asking him to justify the price of Hepatitis C drug Sovaldi.

  • US drops changes for Medicare drug benefits Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 2:58 PM ET

    The Medicare Part D prescription drug program will not be immediately changed by the Obama administration.

  • How the Gingrich-Edwards tax loophole works Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    John Edwards and Newt Gingrich.

    President Obama has called for ending a tax loophole that costs Medicare and Social Security millions of dollars. Here's how it works.

  • Medicare insurer stocks rally on Humana filing Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    Humana shares surged more than 7 percent Monday after it said proposed health department rate cuts may be more benign than anticipated.

  • Obamacare leaves some AIDS patients in limbo Saturday, 8 Feb 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    Hundreds of people with HIV/AIDS trying to obtain coverage under Obamacare are in danger of being thrown out of their insurance plan.

  • Medicare Advantage is too big now: Aetna CEO  Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    Mark Bertolini, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Aetna, discusses the government's Medicare program and weighs in on enrollment participation in Obamacare. I think too much is being made of the website, we all have website failures from time to time, Bertolini says.

  • Medicaid patients clogging emergency rooms: Pro  Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 7:21 PM ET

    Dr. William Grace, MD, Grace Oncology founder, discusses the rate of Medicaid recipients using emergency rooms in hospitals unnecessarily.

  • Orszag's parting shots on Obamacare  Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 7:52 AM ET

    Peter Orszag, Citigroup global banking vice chair, shares his thoughts on total health-care spending and the slowdown in Medicare.

  • Doctors, hospitals brace for Obamacare confusion Wednesday, 1 Jan 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    Hospitals and medical practices are preparing for confusion and hassles as new insurance plans under President Obama's healthcare law take effect.

  • Obamacare Inc: Allies urge White House to tap CEO Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 7:28 AM ET

    The White House is coming under pressure from some of its closest allies to name a CEO to run its health insurance marketplace.

  • Damien Conover, Equity Analyst at Morningstar talks about the impact of Obamacare on equity markets and highlights stocks that are set to benefit from it.

  • Medicare felons still eligible for checks: Senate Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 12:07 PM ET
    Dr. Jose Katz

    Two U.S. senators are criticizing a federal agency for not booting criminal doctors from a list of approved Medicare providers as required by law.

  • Obamacare and the failed 1989 Medicare law Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    In 1988, President Ronald Reagan had grown wary of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act, but his vice president, George Bush, saw political advantage in it.

    The history of federal health care is a tale of the hazards of presenting changes to consumers who might not want them. Take the 1989 Medicare law. The New York Times reports.

  • Lawmakers try to avoid getting hooked on subsidies Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 11:41 AM ET
    An enrollment sign for the Affordable Care Act at the Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center in Los Angeles.

    Republican efforts to stop Obamacare are a throwback to past efforts by former lawmakers to stop other federal entitlement programs. The New York Times reports.