Bill would cut hospitals’ Medicare funding

OSWEGO — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., called on Congress to abandon proposed legislation that would “devastate” area hospitals by cutting Medicare funding by $494 million statewide, including $1.8 million from Oswego Hospital.

Medicare makes changes in 2012

Medicare, the federal insurance program for people 65 and older and people under 65 with certain disabilities, has undergone some changes for 2012.- The open enrollment period for the program started, and ended, earlier this year.- Medicare now offers more preventive services, like screening…

Medicare’s New Prevention Benefits

By Ron Pollack Executive Director, Families USA A champagne toast and a romantic kiss are New Year’s Eve traditions for many, but when the celebrations end, it’s time to start a new tradition and see your health care provider for preventive services and screenings. Last year, Medicare marked an important milestone when, thanks to the health reform law, it started covering preventive services

Medicare seen as battleground issue in congressional races

Democrats to use Ryan plan against GOP in elections

Medicare seen as battleground issue in congressional races

Washington — A Republican plan to remake Medicare, set forth in a budget blueprint devised by Rep. Paul Ryan, has largely faded from public view. But it is about to come back in a big way as Democrats try to win control of the House by battering Republicans over Medicare in Congressional races

Romney Attacked Over Medicare Fraud Settlement

Mitt Romney’s enemies have unleashed a torrent of attacks in Florida over Medicare fraud conspiracy committed by a company Romney helped run in the 1990s. The pro-Newt-Gingrich superPAC Winning Our Future has released a one-minute trailer and a “dramatic new film presentation” called “Blood…

How to get Medicare-covered health services at home

Medicare covers a variety of heath care services that you can receive in the comfort and privacy of your home….

Democrats’ strategy on Medicare: Let Ryan, Republicans step in it again

"The strategy is to get out of their way and let them do it again," Rep. Rob Andrews told reporters. Read more…

Medicare Overpaid Insurers $3.1 Billion in 2010

Insurers offering Medicare health plans were overpaid by the U.S. as much as $3.1 billion in 2010 because the government miscalculated how sick beneficiaries were, federal auditors said.

Medicare Overpaid Insurers $3.1 Billion in 2010

Insurers offering Medicare health plans were overpaid by the U.S. as much as $3.1 billion in 2010 because the government miscalculated how sick beneficiaries were, federal auditors said.

Video: Plan for added Medicare tax

Higher income earners always have a few more tax considerations and that's true in 2012. A new 3.8 percent Medicare tax is slated for collection beginning in 2013 on profits from the sale of investment…

Wyden gives GOP cover on Medicare

The Democrat has been collaborating with Rep. Paul Ryan to overhaul the popular health care program.

Medicare Looms Over Congressional Races

Democrats and Republicans both expect the “Ryan budget,” Representative Paul D. Ryan’s plan to remake Medicare, to be key in the coming elections.

Medicare Looms Over Congressional Races

Democrats and Republicans both expect the “Ryan budget,” Representative Paul D. Ryan’s plan to remake Medicare, to be key in the coming elections.

Medicare Looms Over Congressional Races

Democrats and Republicans both expect the “Ryan budget,” Representative Paul D. Ryan’s plan to remake Medicare, to be key in the coming elections.