July 26, 2010 Despite things like the $250 check to help them with drug coverage, most seniors don't understand the new health law.
Some Republicans are imagining what a confirmation hearing for Donald Berwick would have been like.
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July 21, 2010 How would Donald Berwick have handled questions in a confirmation hearing for his post as head of Medicare and Medicaid? Some Republicans pull answers from the historical record.
Is this where the stethoscope goes?
July 13, 2010 Electronic records can be backed up, don't burn and won't get waterlogged in a flood. What's not to like?
July 13, 2010 The new health law will expand an experimental approach to caring for the elderly at home.
July 2, 2010 Characterizing the insurance industry's role in health care as a briefcase gushing with cash is a bit much, insurers say.
Medicare pay for doctors may be fixed for now, but don't bank on it staying that way forever.
June 25, 2010 Doctors with Medicare patients should get their pay restored soon. But, come November, they pay problems could come back.
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June 18, 2010 The Senate passed a bill that would give doctors a 2 percent raise for the next six months. But the House has gone home for the weekend, so final action can't take place until next week.
June 16, 2010 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures 46.3 million were without health insurance last year, an increase of nearly 2 1/2 million people from 2008.
June 4, 2010 A government-funded clinical test of Lucentis and Avastin to treat an eye disorder that can cause blindness should have been straightforward. But the study has been plagued by problems.
Dr. Elliott Fisher defends the Dartmouth Atlas' methods and findings.
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June 3, 2010 The New York Times raises questions about the analytical methods of the Dartmouth Atlas, a bible of health policy. And the researchers defend their approach and findings.
June 2, 2010 When hospitals send heart failure patients home too quickly, the odds for readmission increase.
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 Manhattan and Munster, Ind., top the list for growth in Medicare services provided by doctors.
May 26, 2010 Expanding government health programs for the poor might cost states less than they think, according to a new study.
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