Archive for July, 2011

The Bottom Line Is That Medicare Must Be Cut

Healthcare expenses related to Medicare and medicaid have to be reduced. If they are, then there will be ample scope to increase spending for defense, education, law enforcement, transportation, infrastructure and energy concludes the 100-year review of USA Inc. by a group of financial experts headed by Paul Volcker, Michael

Congress Must Trim Deficit to Avoid Broader Cuts

The deal would cut into education and Medicare if Congress does not enact legislation by the end of the year.

Under Deal, Congress Needs to Trim Deficit to Avoid Broader Cuts

The deal would make cuts in military spending, education, transportation and Medicare payments if Congress does not enact further deficit-cutting legislation by the end of the year.

Congress Must Trim Deficit to Avoid Broader Cuts

The deal would cut into education and Medicare if Congress does not enact legislation by the end of the year.

Medicare rule would decrease payments to hospitals with high re-admission rates

When hospitals discharge patients, they typically see their job as done. But soon they could be on the hook for what happens after Medicare patients leave the premises, and particularly if they are re-admitted within a month. In an effort to save money and improve care, Medicare, the federal program for the elderly and disabled, [...]

Study Finds Medicare Drug Plan Reduces Health Spending

A Harvard analysis shows that patients with the government’s Part D drug plan appear to have been less likely to need costly inpatient care.

Study Finds Medicare Drug Plan Reduces Health Spending

A Harvard analysis shows that patients with the government’s Part D drug plan appear to have been less likely to need costly inpatient care.

Suit Says DaVita, Seeking to Profit, Wasted Medicine for Dialysis

DaVita is accused of using large vials of dialysis medicine knowing that Medicare would pay for the unused portion.

Suit Says DaVita, Seeking to Profit, Wasted Medicine for Dialysis

DaVita is accused of using large vials of dialysis medicine knowing that Medicare would pay for the unused portion.

Messing With Medicare

It’s actually good that the “Grand Bargain” is apparently dead, because what President Obama offered to the Republicans was a very bad deal for America.

Messing With Medicare

It’s actually good that the “Grand Bargain” is apparently dead, because what President Obama offered to the Republicans was a very bad deal for America.

A Disillusioned Generation

A reader responds to a recent column by Thomas L. Friedman about clash between generations.

A Disillusioned Generation

A reader responds to a recent column by Thomas L. Friedman about clash between generations.

Bill Aims to Limit Identity Theft Using Medicare Cards

The threat of identity theft comes as much from what’s printed on paper as what’s stored in a computer.

Bill Aims to Limit Identity Theft Using Medicare Cards

The threat of identity theft comes as much from what’s printed on paper as what’s stored in a computer.