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July 22, 2016
Authorities: $1B Medicare fraud nursing home scam, 3 charged
Three people have been charged in an unprecedented $1 billion health care fraud scam, accused of using dozens of Miami ...
July 14, 2016
States require insurance companies to locate beneficiaries
Beneficiaries of unclaimed life insurance policies already have received billions of dollars — and others could be in store ...
July 13, 2016
New peak for US health care spending: $10,345 per person
The nation's health care tab this year is expected to surpass $10,000 per person for the first time, the government said ...
July 06, 2016
Study: Insurers' spending on costly meds soared from 2003-14
The latest study of medicine prices finds U.S. insurers' spending on expensive prescription drugs nearly quadrupled from 2003 ...
July 05, 2016
Judge: Kansas can't cut Planned Parenthood's Medicaid money
Kansas cannot cut off Medicaid funding for two Planned Parenthood affiliates, a federal judge said Tuesday. U.S.
June 29, 2016
HMO, EPO, PPO, OMG! How to navigate insurance plans
Hunting for the right health insurance plan outside the workplace used to involve a much lower risk of losing hair — from ...
June 23, 2016
Candidates avoid Medicare, Social Security finance woes
The nation's framework for economic security and health care in retirement is financially unsustainable, but you wouldn't ...
June 22, 2016
Nearly 1 in 3 on Medicare got commonly abused opioids
Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of ...
June 22, 2016
Trustees: Tiny rise in Social Security benefits next year
Millions of Social Security beneficiaries would get a tiny increase in monthly payments next year — less than $2.50, about ...
June 02, 2016
AP FACT CHECK: Trumped-up charge on "Obamacare" premiums
Donald Trump says the Obama administration plans to keep consumers in the dark about premium increases for 2017 under the ...
June 02, 2016
Ex-hospice head pleads guilty to Medicare, Medicaid fraud
A former head of a suburban hospice who was accused of using patients who weren't terminally ill to collect millions of ...
June 01, 2016
Correction: Health Overhaul-Texas story
In a story June 1 about health insurance premiums in Texas, The Associated Press, relying on information from Avalere Health ...
May 24, 2016
South Dakota Indian hospital threatened with funds cutoff
The U.S. government on Monday threatened to cut off Medicare and Medicaid funding to a government-run hospital in Rapid City ...
May 19, 2016
Cosby spends millions as lawsuits, criminal case rage on
In any given week, teams of high-priced lawyers fan out across the country to defend Bill Cosby amid a cascade of sexual ...
May 01, 2016
2 reservation hospitals agree to quality-of-care changes
Two government-run hospitals on Native American reservations in South Dakota will keep receiving crucial federal funding ...
April 28, 2016
APNewsBreak: South Dakota tribe sues feds over ER closure
A Native American tribe in South Dakota sued the federal government Thursday over the nearly five-month closure of the only ...
April 26, 2016
Hawaii bill bans discrimination against transgender patients
Insurance companies would not be allowed to discriminate against transgender patients under a bill passed by the Hawaii ...
April 18, 2016
'Innovation Center' tries to reinvent Medicare
They work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. It's not because they're spies or ...
April 14, 2016
Report: US medicine spending up 8.5 percent 2015
U.S. spending on prescription drugs rose 8.5 percent last year, slightly less than in 2014, driven mainly by growing use of ...
April 11, 2016
Medicare plan on payment for cancer drugs stirs battle
A Medicare proposal to test new ways of paying for chemotherapy and other drugs given in a doctor's office has sparked a ...