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  • Reversal of Medicare Advantage cuts could be ominous sign for Obamacare

    Central to the deficit reduction claims of President Obama's health care law is the assumption that its cuts to Medicare will be implemented and generate massive savings. But on Monday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that planned cuts to Medicare Advantage had been...

  • Obama administration reverses planned cuts to Medicare Advantage

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday announced that it would increase payments to insurers offering Medicare Advantage plans by 0.4 percent, reversing a planned cut.

  • Examiner Editorial: The Affordable Care Act becomes unaffordable

    Just after midnight April 1, White House officials literally and figuratively popped open champagne as the open enrollment period ended with a reported 7.1 million Americans signing up for coverage through President Obama's health care law. That afternoon, Obama himself appeared in the Rose...

  • Medicare incorrectly dishes out nearly $8 million to hospitals, watchdog finds

    Wrongly coded patient visits caused Medicare to overpay hospitals nearly $8 million, an inspector general's report has found. After sampling 110 random line items from hospitals around the country, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's IG found that only two were correct. Thus, the IG...

  • Louisiana hospital faces financial crisis

    Madison Parish Hospital could face a financial emergency if the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require reimbursement of $2.5 million in overpayment ties to fraudulent billing by the hospital's former administrator.

  • More than half of top posts in key Obamacare agency are vacant or held by 'acting' caretakers

    Eighteen of the 32 top management jobs in the federal agency that is "ground zero" for running Obamacare are either vacant or filled on an acting basis. The agency is the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. Its problems start at the top. Gary Cohen's last day as CCIIO's...

  • Obamacare spokeswoman says most people are 'truthful' when seeking government benefits

    Dismissing questions about the potential for individuals to exploit the latest Obamacare enrollment loophole, a spokeswoman for President Obama's health care law Wednesday insisted that relying on an honor system was okay because most people are “truthful” when seeking government benefits....

  • CMS sidesteps questions about verifying late Obamacare applicants

    The Obama administration on Wednesday insisted that they would allow consumers who tried to register for Obamacare before the deadline to complete the process but sidestepped questions about how they would verify any late applications.

  • Examiner Editorial: Why not let consumers control their health care choices?

    When the federal government imposes regulations aimed at addressing an issue within the health care system, it inevitably causes problems elsewhere, not unlike squeezing one end of a water balloon and making it expand on the other.

  • Administration says 5 million people have signed up for Obamacare

    The Obama administration announced Monday that 5 million people had signed up for health plans through federal and stage exchanges, just two weeks before the deadline for consumers to obtain insurance or pay a fine.

  • Obamacare rule would let insurance companies 'modify' plans to cut down on cancellation notices

    President Obama's team at the Department of Health and Human Services has a plan to prevent insurance companies from sending out politically toxic cancellation notices by making it easier for companies to modify existing plans without officially canceling them.

  • New York gets caught double-billing Medicaid

    New York made away with $320 million from the federal government by over-billing Medicaid, according to a new watchdog report. According to the inspector general for the Health and Human Services Department, state-operated residences billed the federal government at twice the rate charged by...

  • Federal officials may be missing massive Medicare Part D fraud

    Massive fraud in Medicare's prescription drug programs may be going untracked, according to a government watchdog.

  • Administration drops proposed Medicare changes

    Among other changes, the regulation proposed to remove three classes of drugs from a special protected list that guarantees seniors access to a wide selection of critical medications.

From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...