Medicare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued new rules prohibiting nursing homes from requiring patients to agree to arbitrate any legal claims against the nursing home at any time before a dispute arises or as a condition of admission. (Courtesy photo)

Problematic nursing home arbitration clauses

This week, I want to discuss important federal regulatory changes that will…

 

AP Photo/Craig FritzIn this May 29

Medicare ban on sex reassignment surgery lifted

Medicare can no longer automatically deny coverage requests for sex reassignment surgeries,…

 

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Top-paid Medicare doctors say they have reasons

How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars…

 

California law says a doctor cannot be retaliated against for blowing the whistle on substandard or medically inappropriate health care.

Federal action warranted for some medical fraud

Cathy from Oakland asks this week's question: Q: "I am a doctor…

California law says a doctor cannot be retaliated against for blowing the whistle on substandard or medically inappropriate health care.
S.F. Examiner File PhotoSan Francisco General Hospital’s $40.8 million shortfall is forcing it to consider the possibility of reducing services.

San Francisco General Hospital struggling with unpaid medical bills, higher costs

Thanks to managed care, patients at San Francisco General Hospital are charged…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoSan Francisco General Hospital’s $40.8 million shortfall is forcing it to consider the possibility of reducing services.

CCSF faculty grateful for voters’ support

We faculty at City College of San Francisco want to say, “Thank…

Retirees will see an increase in their Social Security checks

Social Security benefit hike won't make up for Medicare increases

The government giveth and the government taketh away.With one hand, the Social…

Retirees will see an increase in their Social Security checks
Medicare prescription cheaters cost taxpayers an estimated $148 million in 2008. But federal law forbids the prescription program from expelling suspicious beneficiaries. (AP file photo)Medicare prescription cheaters cost taxpayers an estimated $148 million in 2008. But federal law forbids the prescription program from expelling suspicious beneficiaries. (AP file photo)

Medicare drug abusers easily feed their addictions or sell painkillers

WHAT: A new Government Accountability Office audit found that some 170,000 Medicare…

Medicare prescription cheaters cost taxpayers an estimated $148 million in 2008. But federal law forbids the prescription program from expelling suspicious beneficiaries. (AP file photo)Medicare prescription cheaters cost taxpayers an estimated $148 million in 2008. But federal law forbids the prescription program from expelling suspicious beneficiaries. (AP file photo)
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Mississippi cancer doctor charged with diluting meds, reusing needles

WHAT: Dr. Meera Sachdeva, 50, of Mississippi was charged in federal court…

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US health care costs will nearly double by 2020

WHAT: America’s health care bill will jump from $2.7 trillion this year…

Looking more like a narrow debt limit deal

Ezra Klein follows up on Michael Gerson’s debt limit negotiation reporting this…

Pawlenty’s Obamacare problem

Why did T-Paw back off his Obamneycare line at Monday’s debate? Could…

Republican Medicare reforms deserve better marketing

‘Premium support” is at the heart of GOP efforts to modernize Medicare…

Judges asking tough questions about Obamacare, individual mandate

Federal judges hearing arguments yesterday in the nation’s biggest Obamacare case asked…

Do-nothing Democrats deny Medicare’s looming doom

"The Hospital Insurance Trust Fund is projected to become exhausted in 2020.”…

GOP ‘Mediscared’ out of pushing for reform

It’s fascinating to watch Democrats and their liberal-media friends as they treat…

WaPo and FactCheck agree: DNC wrong on Ryan budget

This Sunday on Face the Nation, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman…

What is the difference between Pawlenty and Obama on Medicare?

The New York Times reported yesterday: For the first time in its…

Democrat says Paul Ryan has a point

You’ll have a hard time finding it on the Washington Post’s website…

Rubio defends Ryan's plan to reform Medicare

  Keeping hopes for Ryan-Rubio 2012 alive, in an op-ed for the…