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After A Decade, Congress Moves To Fix Doctors' Medicare Pay

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For Hospital Patients, Observation Status Can Prove Costly

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Back in 2006, President Bush and Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt talked with reporters during a trip to Florida, where Bush spoke to volunteers helping seniors sign up for the Medicare prescription drug benefit. Mike Stocker/AP hide caption

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Messy Rollout Of Health Law Echoes Medicare Drug Expansion

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They're back: Cheaper mail-order medications from Canada and other foreign lands. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A billboard advertising robotic surgery hangs outside Boston's Fenway Park in 2009. Hospitals and doctors have heavily promoted robotic surgery. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Top Medicare Prescribers Rake In Speaking Fees From Drugmakers

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2 Years Added To Expected Life Of Medicare Trust Fund

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Patients wait in line at Nuestra Clinica Del Valle in San Juan, Texas, in September 2012 file photo. A study released on Wednesday finds that immigrants, particularly noncitizens, heavily subsidize Medicare, and that policies that restrict immigration may deplete Medicare's financial resources. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Average hospital charges for a major joint replacement, such as an artificial hip, vary widely, as this map from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services shows. HHS hide caption

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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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The 'Hard To Change' Legacy Of Medicare Payments

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