CHICAGO, March 22- Catherine Jones lives on $930 a month in Social Security benefits, so every dollar counts for the retired Detroit nurse. For some reason, Medicare started charging her $134 each month for Part B. Problems like this occur frequently, the result of paperwork snafus between interlinked Medicare, Social Security and state government systems.
March 16- The U.S. government said on Friday it will pay for certain genetic tests for Medicare- eligible patients with advanced cancer, in a bid to help match patients with the drugs most likely to provide benefit. With the decision, one small test sample from a Medicare patient with advanced breast cancer, for example, could be simultaneously screened for all...
Candidates approached so far include former Medicare chief Andy Slavitt, former United States CTO Todd Park, and ex-Aetna senior executive Gary Loveman.
WASHINGTON, March 8- A U.S. government agency on Thursday said Idaho could not allow health insurers to sell plans that do not comply with Obamacare, a sign that the Trump administration will enforce the law even as it takes regulatory actions to weaken it. Idaho last month told health insurers they could sell plans that did not comply with all of the rules in the...
Joe Biden campaigns for Conor Lamb in the hotly contested Pennsylvania 18th District special election.
WASHINGTON, March 5- Arkansas on Monday became the third U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or participate in employment activities as a condition of receiving health insurance as the Trump administration continues to approve state requests that fundamentally change the 50- year-old program. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said he...
A new report shows that widows could have lost big after receiving bad benefits advice. Here's what you need to do.
There's another tool available to families who are grappling with the cost of assisted living. It's called Medicaid. Here's how to use it.
Prosecutors said Dr. Salomon Melgen was the nation's highest-paid Medicare provider for five straight years.
Generally you get six months to enroll in a Medigap policy with no health questions asked. After that, look out.
Say hello to the cousin of the health savings account: the Medicare medical savings account. Here's how you can save for medical expenses.
Retirees face some big decisions when signing up for Medicare. Here's how not to get tripped up.
This provision in President Trump's budget may allow Medicare beneficiaries to put away cash each year for healthcare costs.
Rep. Steve Womack argues a Republican willingness to add to budget deficits does not represent a shift in the party's message.
Feb 13- A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Justice Department can move forward with a lawsuit claiming UnitedHealth Group Inc wrongly retained more than $1 billion from the government healthcare program Medicare. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald in Los Angeles on Monday ruled that the department had sufficiently alleged UnitedHealth submitted invalid...
WASHINGTON, Feb 12- President Donald Trump proposed a budget on Monday that calls for cuts in domestic spending and social programs such as Medicare and seeks a sharp increase in military spending and funding for a wall on the Mexican border. While running for president in 2016, Trump pledged to leave popular benefit programs such as Medicare and Social...
Republicans spent much of 2017 trying to repeal Obamacare, but failed in those efforts.
Being an independent contractor now comes with a tax break. Do the math on what you'll lose before you shed your employee status though.
Hospitals are spending more time "training" older patients for surgery, and recoveries are getting faster and less expensive.
Scott McNealy, Wayin co-founder and former Sun Microsystems CEO, talks about making cutbacks to "safety net" programs such as Medicaid and food stamps.