By Sean Higgins | 11/21/13 12:59 PM
Over the last decade, Washington has become one of the financial world's new hubs. Increased regulations and oversight like Dodd-Frank, Obamacare, Sarbanes-Oxley, the EPA's aggressive emission controls and the creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau now give Washington lawmakers...
By Rebecca Berg | 11/21/13 06:29 AM
The Supreme Court ruled last year that states could accept or reject the Medicaid expansion that's an integral component of President Obama's new health care law. Now, the issue could prove to be a litmus test for those Republican governors considering presidential runs.
By Richard Pollock | 11/20/13 10:05 AM
Consumers can't go to healthcare.gov to learn whether their doctors participate in an Obamacare-approved health care plan because the website doesn't include such information. That's because federal officials were so eager to approve insurer health plans for the exchanges, they didn't ask how...
By Mark Tapscott | 11/20/13 09:07 AM
Nobody knows for sure how much the federal government loses annually to waste, fraud, and incompetence, but the tab just for improper payments by Medicare last year was nearly $30 billion.
By Ethan Barton | 11/19/13 12:00 PM
After living as a fugitive in Ukraine for two years, Irina Shelikhova was sentenced Nov. 12 to 15 years in federal prison for leading a $77 million Medicare fraud scheme involving bribery, falsified records and money laundering over a five-year period. Shelikhova, 50, of Brooklyn, N.Y.,...
By Joel Gehrke | 11/18/13 04:11 PM
Leave it to Vice President Joe Biden to inspire confidence in the federal government's efforts to repair healthcare.gov, the dysfunctional Obamacare website that was supposed to allow users to purchase health insurance online.
11/18/13 09:31 AM
During the nasty campaign for Virginia governor last month, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., tried to poke a hole in Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe’s pledge to tap the full federal funding promised to states for expanding their Medicaid programs. “The notion that the...
11/18/13 09:29 AM
Even as negotiators struggle to write a final fiscal 2014 budget, one of Congress’ most liberal lawmakers laid out his own vision for what the government’s priorities should be — complete with big jumps in taxes and social spending and cuts at the Pentagon. Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont...
By Philip Klein | 11/17/13 06:08 PM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has asked state lawmakers to delay proposed modifications of the state's Medicaid system due to the technology problems plaguing the rollout of President Obama's health care law. Faced with the decision of whether or not to expand Medicaid earlier this year, Walker...
By Associated Press | 11/16/13 10:54 AM
President Obama's top health care official urged Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday to reverse course and accept $10 billion in federal funds to help expand the state's Medicaid program.
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