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The U.S. Supreme Court’s debate over the constitutionally of the Affordable Care Act and the future of health care in America has dominated the national conversation for weeks. What’s not been as widely discussed is a little known provision in “Obamacare”, which, if overturned completely, could end up costing the taxpayers billions of dollars.
Of all government programs, Medicare is particularly vulnerable to fraud. Find out how to avoid becoming a victim.
Richard West, a 63-year-old Vietnam veteran, blew the whistle on the largest home health care fraud in history. Now he's in danger of losing his Medicaid benefits.
There is the modern war against health care fraud—fraud that saps at least $80 billion a year from government health programs including Medicare and Medicaid.
There is the modern war against health care fraud—fraud that saps an estimated $80 billion a year from government health programs including Medicare and Medicaid.
Tackling a huge logistical challenge, the Obama administration Monday released an ambitious blueprint for states to match up uninsured Americans with coverage that's right for them under the health care overhaul law.
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.
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.
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.
Medicare and Medicaid are often confused with each other as both are government sponsored health programs. But there are major differences. CNBC explains.
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.
The debt-ceiling deal doesn't go far enough to control the U.S. government's spending problem, according to many.
Two brothers earned millions of dollars from Medicaid funding as executives of a non-profit organization that provides care to the developmentally disabled, the New York Times reports.
Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays, the Obama administration said Monday in a decision with far-reaching implications for health care as well as social mores.
The nation's health care tab is on track to hit $4.6 trillion in 2020, accounting for about $1 of every $5 in the economy, government number crunchers estimate in a report out Thursday.
There's be no money for U.S. defense as of Aug. 3 if there is no deal on the debt under a worst-case scenario, former Treasury Secretary Jay Powell told CNBC Monday.
Health care is an emotional subject for many Americans — and often one of extremes. Yet, as we obssess about the system's structure and cost, we neglect our own health. Obesity and high blood pressure are more common, while exercise and diet are overlooked. Our special report, "Healthy Business", explores these issues.
After seeing old age or illness deplete their parents life savings, more baby boomer are signing up for long-term care coverage.
Higher oil, lower household wealth and continued trouble in the housing market will keep first-quarter growth "south of 2%," economist Martin Feldstein said Friday.
President Obama will call this week for Republicans to join him in writing a broad plan to raise revenues and reduce the growth of popular entitlement programs, the New York Times reports.