A look at Medicare's top 20 priciest prescription drugs in 2015, ranked by their cost above the program's "catastrophic" coverage threshold. Medicare's catastrophic protection kicks in after a beneficiary has spent a given amount of their own money, $4,850 this year. Catastrophic spending is a large and growing share of total costs, threatening to make... » Read More
Following a rare look into Medicare payments, one South Florida ophthalmologist has emerged as Medicare's highest-paid individual doctor.
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.
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.
The Medicare Part D prescription drug program will not be immediately changed by the Obama administration.
President Obama has called for ending a tax loophole that costs Medicare and Social Security millions of dollars. Here's how it works.
Humana shares surged more than 7 percent Monday after it said proposed health department rate cuts may be more benign than anticipated.
Hundreds of people with HIV/AIDS trying to obtain coverage under Obamacare are in danger of being thrown out of their insurance plan.
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.
Dr. William Grace, MD, Grace Oncology founder, discusses the rate of Medicaid recipients using emergency rooms in hospitals unnecessarily.
Peter Orszag, Citigroup global banking vice chair, shares his thoughts on total health-care spending and the slowdown in Medicare.
Hospitals and medical practices are preparing for confusion and hassles as new insurance plans under President Obama's healthcare law take effect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D), and SIFMA CEO Judd Gregg, discuss costs for Medicare.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports CIO Tony Trenkle of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is stepping down November 15th.
Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), discusses the problems with Obamacare's roll out. He says "more people are hearing they're losing coverage than have actually signed up for coverage."
Republicans will put Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the spot over Obamacare, explains Robert Costa of the National Review. He says top strategists for House and Senate leadership wants to move the argument on Obamacare into something about hypocrisy.