For the third time, Congress is going to miss a deadline to avert a cut in payments to Medicare docs.
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May 28, 2010 As Memorial Day approaches, Congress will adjourn without resolving a glitch in how much Medicare pays doctors.
May 27, 2010 Rebate checks for Medicare beneficiaries in the drug plan's coverage gap will start arriving in June.
May 27, 2010 Caught up in the congressional politics swirling around a pending tax bill are proposals that affect health care for newly laid-off workers as well as Medicare and Medicaid patients.
May 27, 2010 Manhattan and Munster, Ind., top the list for growth in Medicare services provided by doctors.
Recent graduates might need to wait for coverage under their parents' plans.
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May 27, 2010 Despite a health care overhaul provision that allows young adults to stay on their parents' health plans until age 26, many 20-somethings and their families are discovering that when that coverage begins varies. It creates what the new health care legislation was supposed to eradicate: health care haves and have-nots.
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May 27, 2010 A new report says federal funding will not cover the insurance needs of all the people who now have trouble getting coverage because of preexisting conditions. But HHS officials disagree with the findings.
May 26, 2010 Expanding government health programs for the poor might cost states less than they think, according to a new study.
May 26, 2010 Governors are complaining about the new financial burdens that will be imposed on states by a major Medicaid expansion included in the new health law. But a new study by researchers from the Urban Institute finds that the vast majority of the costs will be borne by the federal government, and some states could even save money as a result.
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May 26, 2010 The international aid organization said it has been providing training to militants as well as Afghan security forces for almost four years. A spokesman said it is obliged to provide medical assistance to all sides in an armed conflict under international humanitarian law.
Deciphering what the new health care law means for you can be tricky.
May 26, 2010 The new health law signed by President Obama this spring contains the most sweeping changes to the American health system in a generation. Find out how to get help paying for insurance, what your employer can do, and more.
May 25, 2010 GOP objects to promotional language Democrats are using in their new Medicare brochures, which sounds eerily like a scene from 2004.
May 25, 2010 Even though the health insurance company's shareholders rejected their chance to oversee executive pay, Congress may make them do it anyway.
May 25, 2010 When computers tell doctors that scans may not help diagnose patients much, the orders for the tests are often dropped.
May 25, 2010 State officials in Georgia are not happy about the new federal health law. The governor has joined 19 other states that have filed suit to nullify it. And the state insurance commissioner is refusing to set up a high-risk pool to sell health insurance to people with medical problems.
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May 21, 2010 The latest poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds many people remain perplexed by the new health law, but there's less confusion than in April.
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