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Nov 24, 2010 | Chris Anderson
With two Congressmen-elect already on record as saying they will decline their government health plan when they…
Nov 23, 2010 | Richard Pizzi
Diabetes care for Native Americans is significantly underfunded, although that population has the highest per capita incidence of diabetes in the…
Nov 23, 2010 | Eric Wicklund
In yet another good news/bad news scenario, lawmakers once again postponed a 23 percent reduction in Medicare…
Nov 23, 2010 | Chelsey Ledue
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has launched the new application cycle for the National Health…
Nov 22, 2010 | Chelsey Ledue
New regulations issued by the Department of Health and Human Services require health insurers to spend 80 percent to 85…
Nov 19, 2010 | Chelsey Ledue
A national physicians organization says doctors are unhappy with healthcare reform and feel that patient care will suffer as a…
Nov 19, 2010 | Richard Pizzi
The average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare rose 7.08 percent over the past…
Nov 17, 2010 | Diana Manos
Donald Berwick, MD, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, faced the Senate for the first time on Wednesday, a few…
Nov 17, 2010 | Diana Manos
A federal report shows more than 14 percent of Medicare patients who enter the hospital are harmed by errors or oversights before…
Nov 16, 2010 | Diana Manos
Open enrollment began Monday for Medicare in 2011, drawing expectations and trepidation from seniors and doctors. This…

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