Medicare

In this Feb. 7, 2011, file photo, a man smokes a Marlboro cigarette in Hialeah, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

Lung cancer screening could cost Medicare billions

Every person covered by Medicare would shell out an additional $3 a month if the government agreed to pay to screen certain current and former smokers for lung cancer, a new study estimates. It would […]

05/14/2014

Medicare

Medicare to release billing data for 880K doctors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patients may soon get an unprecedented look at how their doctor compares to other physicians, after Medicare announced Wednesday it plans to publicly post billing data for more than 880,000 practitioners. Considered […]

04/02/2014

Medicare, Medi-Cal and your medical bills

We have the information you need to help with your finances. Today on Money 101 with Bob McCormick the conversation will include: Medicare, Medi-Cal and your medical bills. Tips to help you reduce your out-of-pocket medical expenses. […]

01/13/2014

Sample of Medicare card

Proposed Medicare drug change stirs access worries

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move that some fear could compromise care for Medicare recipients, the Obama administration is proposing to remove special protections that guarantee seniors access to a wide selection of three types […]

01/10/2014

HealthCare.gov website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Health law not first new program with launch woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Although multiple problems have snarled the rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, it’s hardly the first time a new, sprawling government program has been beset by early technical glitches, […]

12/24/2013

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Bipartisan fix advancing for Medicare doctors’ pay

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s that time of year again: doctors caring for Medicare patients once more face a steep pay cut. But this time Congress is pursuing a permanent fix to the annual drama that […]

12/10/2013

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Free ‘Work@50+’ conference tomorrow in Long Beach

AARP’s Inaugural Work@50+ Conference comes to the Long Beach Convention Center on November 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s a ground-breaking conference aimed at supporting older workers facing high unemployment and longer jobless […]

11/01/2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, prior to testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  (AP Photo/ J. Scott Applewhite)

FACT CHECK: A Sebelius dodge at hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here’s what some Republicans want to know: If Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius thinks the new health insurance marketplace is going to be so great, why doesn’t she get her […]

10/30/2013

This undated handout image provided by the Social Security Administration shows a prepaid MasterCard debit card that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients who do not have bank accounts have the option of getting with their benefits instead of a paper check. (AP Photo/Social Security Administration)

Social Security benefits to go up by 1.5 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security benefits for nearly 58 million people will increase by 1.5 percent next year, the government announced Wednesday. The increase is among the smallest since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975. […]

10/30/2013

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Medicare chief apologizes for ‘Obamacare’ woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stressing that improvements are happening daily, the senior Obama official closest to the administration’s malfunctioning health care website apologized Tuesday for problems that have kept Americans from successfully signing up for coverage. […]

10/29/2013

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