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  • VIDEO: House sees more work ahead on Medicare fraud

    House lawmakers say some fraudulent Medicare providers are slipping through the cracks.

  • Exposed: How Veterans Affairs red-flags 'disruptive' vets

    Did you know that the Department of Veterans Affairs keeps a database on "disgruntled" and "disruptive" vets that results in arbitrarily restricted care?

  • Health care spending actually shrunk 1.4 percent in first quarter of Obamacare, BEA says

    Health care spending actually shrunk 1.4 percent during the first quarter of the year, the Bureau of Economic Analysis now says, after previously saying it soared 9.1 percent -- a massive revision that will shake up the debate over how President Obama's health care law is affecting medical spending.

  • Cigarette makers ignore Indonesia label deadline

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tobacco companies largely ignored an Indonesian deadline to put graphic health warnings on all cigarette packs being sold, another setback for anti-smoking efforts in a country that's home to the world's highest rate of male smokers and a wild, wild west of...

  • Coakley, Partners HealthCare finalize agreement

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts and Partners HealthCare have reached a final agreement that will allow the state's largest hospital and physicians' network to acquire South Shore Hospital and Hallmark Health Systems, Attorney General Martha Coakley said Tuesday. Hallmark Health Systems owns...

  • 3-D mammogram scans may find more breast cancer

    CHICAGO (AP) — 3-D mammograms may be better at finding cancer than regular scans, a large study suggests, although whether that means saving more lives isn't known. The study involved almost half a million breast scans, with more than one-third of them using relatively new 3-D imaging along...

  • House, Senate begins compromise talks on vets bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators opened compromise talks Tuesday on legislation to expand health care for veterans, and said they hope for quick response to a scandal that has uncovered long wait times, false record-keeping and accusations of criminal activity at the Department...

  • Meritus Health to manage Western Maryland Hospital

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — State health officials say Meritus Health will manage Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a news release Tuesday that Meritus Health assumed the interim management and administration roles at the hospital...

  • Still waiting for the most important Obamacare ruling --- and it isn't Hobby Lobby

    Health care policy watchers are still waiting for what could be the most important court ruling of the year on Obamacare -- but it isn't Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, the contraception mandate case. Though a U.S. Supreme Court decision on Hobby Lobby could have significant implications for...

  • Blue Cross wants to appeal hidden fees case again

    DETROIT (AP) — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to look at a case that's likely to cost the insurer millions of dollars. Blue Cross is accused by an auto parts supplier of charging hidden fees. An appeals court recently affirmed the decision of Detroit...

  • New Tom Coburn report describes Veterans Affairs Department wracked by incompetence, corruption, coverups

    Underworked doctors, crooked contracting officers, criminals, perverts and cheats are all part of the broken culture that rewards failure and punishes honest employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a report released Tuesday by Sen. Tom Coburn.

  • Va. House tosses out McAuliffe's Medicaid veto

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The GOP-controlled Virginia House of Delegates tossed out a pair of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's line-item budget vetoes Monday while a new Republican majority took control of the state Senate. House Speaker William J. Howell ruled during a legislative veto session that two of...

  • VA challenged on handling of whistleblower charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top federal investigator has identified "a troubling pattern of deficient patient care" at Veterans Affairs facilities around the country that she says was pointed out by whistleblowers but downplayed by the department. The problems went far beyond the extraordinarily long...

  • Investigator says Veterans Affairs officials ignored whistleblowers at facilities nationwide

    A federal investigator has described a “troubling pattern” of Veterans Affairs Department officials downplaying or ignoring whistleblowers at facilities nationwide, resulting in patients receiving deficient, delayed and in some cases no needed medical attention. In a letter Monday to...

  • Illinois warns parents: You are replaceable

    Deborah Teixeira is in danger of literally being fired by the state of Illinois from her job as Juliet’s mother. The Peoria native has been warned that if there are more infractions, the state will send a replacement into her home to take care of her daughter instead.



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