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  • Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a campaign event with Republican Governors at Basalt Public High School on August 2, 2012 in Basalt, Colorado.

    Delegates to the Republican national convention will adopt a platform on Tuesday that represents a major triumph for the GOP's economic and social conservatives.

  • Peter Orszag, vice chairman of global banking for Citigroup Inc.

    Paul Ryan’s health care plan is flawed because it puts all its emphasis on competition, Peter Orszag, former director of the Office of Management and Budget and current vice chairman at Citigroup, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday.

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    Despite a decade of rising C. diff rates, health care providers and the government agencies that oversee them have been slow to adopt proven strategies to reduce the infections, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths and illnesses that could have been prevented, the investigation shows.

  • House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., holds a copy of his budget proposal 'The Path to Prosperity' during a news conference on the FY2012 budget resolution on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

    The budgets that Rep. Paul Ryan has pushed through the  House have been nothing short of a conservative reordering of the nation’s tax and spending priorities for the 21st century, The New York Times reports.

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    Health-care reform will create $580 billion in potential new Medicaid revenue opportunities in the next five years, Wayne Deveydt, CFO at health insurer WellPoint, told CNBC.

  • Debra Cafaro, CEO of Ventas, chats with Cramer about what's next for her company.

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    Congress doesn’t often get a second chance to do the right thing. But when it comes to health care, the U.S. Supreme Court may provide lawmakers a historic opportunity to do just that.

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    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.

  • Today, George Mason University expert and Obama approved GOP 2010 trustee for Medicare and Social Security Charles Blahous is today releasing a study that challenges the conventional wisdom that the health-care law, which calls for an expensive expansion of coverage for the uninsured beginning in 2014, will nonetheless reduce deficits by raising taxes and cutting payments to Medicare providers.

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    From an artificial leg for a person who doesn’t need it to doling out cash to the homeless, fraudsters are finding ways to bilk the U.S. health care system to the tune of an estimated $80 billion a year.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Health care fraud raid in Puerto Rico

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • 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.

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    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.