Seniors in the Southeast were much more likely to be prescribed more than one high-risk medications in 2009. Danya Qato and Amal Trivedi/Alpert Medical School, Brown University hide caption

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President Obama's budget plan for fiscal year 2014 may include a proposal for Medicare patients to pay more of their own medical bills. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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The 'Hard To Change' Legacy Of Medicare Payments
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FBI Raids The Scooter Store; Will TSA Crack Down On 'Wheelchair Miracles'?
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If you're covered by Medicare and win or settle a personal injury case, the battle for compensation isn't over. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A compromise bill that passed the Congress at the last minute included provisions that will reverberate through the nation's health care system. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bargain Over Fiscal Cliff Brings Changes To Health Care
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Rep. Pete Stark, a California Democrat, was defeated in November. Stark leaves a long-lasting mark on the nation's health care system. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Pete Stark, Health Policy Warrior, Leaves A Long Legacy
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In a push to improve quality, Medicare will pay some hospitals more and others, including Boston's Massachusetts General, less. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Medicare Starts To Reward Quality, Not Quantity, Of Care
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Alan Krueger, chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, warns that consumer spending will drop if Congress and the White House fail to reach a deal on spending cuts and tax increases. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Looming Spending Cuts Would Hit Hard All Over
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Keith Gresham, 65, lines up four medications he takes at his home in Detroit in 2011. The self-employed painter was without health insurance for about a decade and was happy to finally turn 65 last year so he could qualify for Medicare. Patricia Beck/MCT/Landov hide caption

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The Hidden Costs Of Raising The Medicare Age
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New research suggests that doctors who communicate online with their patients may not see a drop in office visits. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Patients With Online Access To Doctors May Make More Office Visits
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