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Medicare Pulls Back The Curtain On How Much It Pays Doctors

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Data released Wednesday about Medicare payments to doctors in 2012 have raised questions, but some experts warn against drawing "sweeping conclusions" from the numbers. iStockphoto hide caption

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio leaves the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, after House Republicans passed a measure Friday that would overhaul the system Medicare uses to pay doctors. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Health Care Costs Grew More Slowly Than The Economy In 2012

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Pill bottles in a locked room deep inside the building that houses the Los Angeles County Health Authority Law Enforcement Task Force. Tracy Weber/ProPublica hide caption

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Dr. Ernest Bagner III stands outside his former office tucked in the back corner of a strip mall in Hollywood, Calif., where he says he was the victim of Medicare fraud. Jonathan Alcorn/ProPublica hide caption

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How Fraud Flourishes Unchecked In Medicare's Drug Plan

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It's health results — not the number of treatments — that should count, leaders say. iStockphoto hide caption

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Congress Poised To Permanently Fix Its Medicare Payment Glitch

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Medicare Penalizes Nearly 1,500 Hospitals For Poor Quality Scores

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President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio talk with reporters at the White House after a meeting about the federal budget deficit and economy in Nov. 2012. Some Republicans have proposed raising the Medicare eligibility age to 67. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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States' Refusal To Expand Medicaid May Leave Millions Uninsured

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