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  • Is There a Doctor in the House? Probably Not Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 2:31 PM ET
    Dr. Martha Perez examines a patient at Community Health of South Florida.

    Obamacare and the aging of doctors and patients are exacerbating the shortage of primary care physicians.

  • Obama: Political Gap May Be 'Just Too Wide' for Deal Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 12:11 PM ET
    President Obama arrives Tuesday at the Capitol to meet with the Senate Democratic Caucus.

    President Obama is warning that it may be impossible to reach a deal with Republicans on trimming the budget deficit.

  • Latest GOP Budget Is Ambitious, Unlikely to Pass Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:28 PM ET
    Paul Ryan

    Rep. Paul Ryan called his third budget an "invitation" to President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats to begin bargaining toward a deal to balance the budget.

  • Generics Brought Down Common Drug Prices Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Spending on drugs to treat common diseases fell 1.5 percent among customers who receive prescription benefits through commercial insurers.

  • Medicare on the Chopping Block Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 1:46 PM ET
    Medicare on the Chopping Block

    Alan Miller, Universal Health Services, offers insight on the cuts hitting federal health programs.

  • Power Rundown: Yahoo Headquarters, Or Else Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 1:54 PM ET
    Power Rundown: Yahoo Headquarters, Or Else

    Florida is experiencing a serious shortage of doctors, and Yahoo's CEO Marissa Meyer pulls the plug on employees working from home. CNBC's Jane Wells and Sharon Epperson discuss.

  • CMS Rate Proposal Hits HMOs Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 1:07 PM ET
    CMS Rate Proposal Hits HMOs

    The proposed rate cute outlined by CMS is putting pressure on all of the Medicare advantage players, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • Health Insurers Decline on Proposed Medicare Advantage Cuts

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs takes a deeper look at proposals that would lower Medicare Advantage rates more than analyst and insurers were expecting.

  • Humana Shares Fall as 2014 Medicare Rates Cloud Outlook Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    Humana said the government's proposed 2014 payment rates for Medicare participants were lower than expected and would affect its profit outlook, and its shares fell in premarket trading.

  • What GOP Wants to Hear From Pres. Obama Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    What GOP Wants to Hear From Pres. Obama

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks to Sen. Johnny Isakson, (R-GA), about creating jobs in the private sector; and cutting spending; and avoiding sequestration.

  • Obama Rules Out Raising Medicare Eligibility Age Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 4:36 PM ET

    Obama has ruled out raising the medicare eligibility age to 67 from the current age of 65 as a way to reduce government deficit.

  • How Health Care Cuts Could Impact Stocks Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 8:40 AM ET
    How Health Care Cuts Could Impact Stocks

    Peter Costa, Wells Fargo, discusses health care stock strategies, as spending cut looms over the industry.

  • President Wants 'Smart Spending Reductions' Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 4:10 PM ET
    President Wants 'Smart Spending Reductions'

    Former Sen. Judd Gregg, (R-NH), explains what is a "smart" spending cut. Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, weighs in.

  • Raise the Age for Medicare & Soc. Security? Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 4:33 PM ET
    Raise the Age for Medicare & Soc. Security?

    CNBC's John Harwood reports House Republicans are going to propose to extend the debt limit until April 15; and Max Richtman, National Committee to Preserve Medicare; and Bill George, Harvard Business School professor, debate whether eligibility for these programs should be raised to age 70.

  • Medicare in the Crosshairs on Capitol Hill Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 7:35 AM ET
    Medicare in the Crosshairs on Capitol Hill

    Sen. Lamar Alexander, (R-TN), explains why he voted "yes" on the "fiscal cliff" bill, and why Congress needs to reduce entitlement programs.

  • Did You Hear About the 'Doctor' Cliff? Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 10:21 AM ET
    Did You Hear About the 'Doctor' Cliff?

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs countdowns the the crippling cuts to the Medicare program set to take effect if no deal is reached on the "fiscal cliff."

  • Big Government Spending Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 7:46 PM ET
    Big Government Spending

    A back brace can be found on the Internet for $99, but Medicare pays $900, points out Tom Schatz, Citizens Against Government Waste president.

  • Medicare Paying More than $900 for Back Brace that Goes for $250

    Insight on Medicare and Medicaid fraud, with David Callahan, Demos Public Policy Center New York City, and Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute.

  • CVS Caremark Expects to Reap Benefits from Obamacare Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 9:15 AM ET

    CVS Caremark is looking at changes in U.S. healthcare as an opportunity to serve more customers, whether they are picking up prescriptions, getting them through the mail or stopping by an in-house MinuteClinic for a checkup.

  • Going Off the Demographic 'Cliff?' Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 2:08 PM ET
    Going Off the Demographic 'Cliff?'

    Bill Frezza, Competitive Enterprise Institute fellow, explains how the rise in single family households will eventually impact entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare.