Engelhardt: The Medicare third rail: Rubio right about cuts, but what about taxes?
Archive for March, 2010
University of Louisville Hospital’s Medicare funds threatened over sexual assault
To help pay for reforms, Medicare fraud ripe for plucking, top South Florida prosecutors say
If you’re on Medicare, it may soon become more difficult to find a doctor who accepts your coverage. Physicians, already upset over how much the federal government pays them, will…
RALEIGH — Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the schedule of Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program events across the state aimed at helping the 24,000 North Carolina Medicare recipients affected by the sudden termination of Fox’s Medicare Part D contract by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Syracuse, N.Y. — Doctors say a 21 percent cut in Medicare payments that takes effect Thursday will make it difficult for some medical practices to continue treating Medicare patients.
Seniors aren’t breaking out the champagne for President Barack Obama’s health care law, and for good reason.
Action for Older Persons, Inc. is presenting a seminar on closing the gaps in Medicare at 10 a.m. April 20 at its offices at 30 W. State St. in Binghamton.
An independent study has found that nearly 100,000 Medicare patients died between 2006 and 2008 because of one-million so-called “safety incidents” at hospitals in the U.S.
Here’s how well the health-care bill imposed on America is working: On Thursday, Medicare reimbursements to physicians will be cut by 21 percent — about $220 million a year.
“Doctors slated to have their Medicare reimbursements cut 21 percent on April 1 got a reprieve from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is delaying lowered payments until after Congress reconvenes,” Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports.
For the second time in two months, Congress has adjourned – this time for an Easter break – without taking action on the 21 percent cut to physicians who care for Medicare and TRICARE patients.
A March 23 letter to The Journal states that the proposed health care bill cuts are not to Medicare. In fact, large cuts in Medicare payments to doctors are proposed in the bill.
U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski delivered a message about the health care reform bill Tuesday, one senior citizen to a roomful of them.His message: despite attempts to scare seniors into thinking the bill threatens Medicare, it does not.”Medicare will not
Today is the last day of open enrollment for those 65 and over who want to participate in the Medicare Special Needs Plan.