Medicare

Obama budget

Obama sends Congress $3.8 trillion spending plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.8 trillion spending blueprint that strives to achieve a “grand bargain” to tame runaway deficits, raising taxes on the wealthy and trimming benefit programs including Social Security and Medicare.

04/10/2013

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Pacific Health Corporation closes 3 hospitals

TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Health Corporation officials say they’ll close their three remaining hospitals, in part because of legal costs associated with allegations they recruited homeless people to charge Medicare and Medi-Cal for care they didn’t need.

04/02/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

PROMISES, PROMISES: Testing Obama’s health care

One in an Associated Press series examining President Barack Obama’s campaign promises and what he is doing, or not doing, to keep them. The issue: Health Care.

03/28/2013

Paul Ryan, US Representative of Wisconsin and House Budget Committee Chairman, holds a copy of the House Budget Committee 2014 Budget Resolution. (AP Photo)

How competing budget proposals line up

(AP) – House Republicans and Senate Democrats are rolling out their budget proposals this week as the two political parties lay down markers for what is expected to be a prolonged fight over taxes and spending.

03/12/2013

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House votes to prevent March 27 federal shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushed legislation through the House on Wednesday to ease the short-term impact of $85 billion in spending cuts and prevent a government shutdown this month.

03/06/2013

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Ryan: New GOP budget resembles last year’s plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan says that the balanced-budget blueprint he’s releasing next week will look a lot like the plan Republicans passed last year.

03/06/2013

Medicare

Medicare paid $5.1B for poor nursing home care

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Medicare paid billions of dollars to nursing homes nationwide that were not meeting basic requirements to care for their residents, government investigators have found.

02/27/2013

Information you need on Money 101

We have the information you need to help with your finances. Today on Money 101, Ron Kilgore fills in for Bob McCormick to discuss a variety of issues relating to Medicare, social security, veteran’s benefits and taxes.

02/27/2013

Information you need on Money 101

We have the information you need to help with your finances. Today on Money 101 with Bob McCormick the conversation will feature: Andy Landis of ThinkingRetirement.com will tell you what to do if you lose your Medicare […]

02/20/2013

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Text of Obama’s State of the Union address

(AP) – The text of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, released by the White House as prepared for delivery: “Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:

02/13/2013

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White House: Obama opposes higher age for Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama opposes raising the eligibility age for Medicare, an idea he once was willing to consider in budget negotiations with House Speaker John Boehner.

02/11/2013

Medicare

Savings seen on diabetes supplies, other equipment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare is announcing a price cut. Diabetes testing supplies now average about $16 a month for beneficiaries. That’s going down to around $4.50.

01/30/2013

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