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Watch: Federal law enforcement officials announce significant law enforcement action on health care fraud

The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, the Health and Human Services Officer of Inspector General and other law enforcement officials held a press conference Thursday afternoon to discuss a recent major law enforcement action against Medicare fraud. U.S. Attorney David Anderson announced that they have charged 30 entities – 28 people and 2 companies – with illegally ...

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Five Helpful Tips for Seniors Enrolling in Medicare

As we age, our needs change, especially when it comes to healthcare. By the time we become seniors, age-related illness becomes a very real issue, and income tends to decrease. On the plus side, the focus is on self-care rather than caring for a family. Medicare health coverage is meant to alleviate healthcare-related costs for those 65 years of age ...

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Hospitals Guard Prices Like the CIA Guards Secrets

Way back in 2017, before we were on the Road to Nuremberg With Donald Trump, the Washington Post was outraged that hospitals were trying to make a profit. Like most stories involving reporters, economics and healthcare it was both wildly inaccurate and agenda–driven. Adam Zyglis The Buffalo News NY The story’s one useful service was it introduced the public to ...

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Miami-Area Woman Sentenced to Over Six Years in Prison for Role in $4.65 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme | OPA

A Miami, Florida-area woman was sentenced to 78 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release today for her role in a $4.65 million health care fraud scheme involving three home health agencies that purported to provide home health services to Medicare patients. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. ...

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Drug Maker Actelion Agrees to Pay $360 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Liability for Paying Kickbacks

Pharmaceutical company Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. (Actelion), based in South San Francisco, California, has agreed to pay $360 million to resolve claims that it illegally used a foundation as a conduit to pay the copays of thousands of Medicare patients taking Actelion’s pulmonary arterial hypertension drugs, in violation of the False Claims Act, the Justice Department announced today. When a ...

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Cracking Down on Medicare Fraud

Lawsuit Legal

Many people are in need of medical care. Insurance rates can be unaffordable, leaving many citizens uncovered when medical emergencies strike. Some people find ways to cheat the system and get the care they need. Medicare fraud involves the use of improper information to gain acceptance to the Medicare program. Anyone who knows about this dishonest activity is encouraged to ...

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President Trump Meets with Rep. Cummings to Discuss Prescription Drug Prices

Elijah Cummings

President Donald J. Trump met with Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) Wednesday in the Oval Office to discuss rising prescription drug prices. [email protected] and @PeterWelch Propose #Medicare Drug Negotiation Bill in Meeting With #POTUS #Trump. https://t.co/TZf4wk1LLF — House OversightDems (@OversightDems) March 8, 2017 Rep. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), ...

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Obama’s Budget Plan: Raise Taxes on Middle Class, Gut Charities

President's budget

$800 billion in tax increases form the center of President Obama’s new budget plan with some $1.2 Billion in cuts to future spending growth. Neither side seems to willing to support the plan. Democrats say that the tax increases don’t go far enough and point to the liberal plan from the Senate that raises taxes by more than twice what ...

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HHS Then: Time to Cut Medicare Advantage…Now: Time to Boost Medicare Advantage

It was just February of this year that the Health and Human Services Department announced it would cut payments to Medicare Advantage, using those funds to help finance the expenses of ObamaCare. Now, in a reversal the Obama Administration said it will increase the payment for health insurers who offer the Medicare Advantage program. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ...

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Attn Seniors: Obamacare is Not Medicare Friendly

What will happen when your grandma falls and breaks her hip? Will she get the care she deserves? This young man’s grandma worked hard raising her family and once the kids were raised went back to school so she could work outside the home. Is it right that the promised Medicare services, the program she paid in to for years, ...

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2013 Medicare premium increase will cut into COLA for Seniors

The anticipated 2013 1.7% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security recipients will likely be wiped out by an expected 7-9% in Medicare part B premiums next year. Private analysts expect the $99.90 part B premium for incomes up to $85,000 to rise by as much as $9 while the government’s projection anticipate a $7 per month increase. At around $100 ...

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Rep. Price Introduces Legislation to Revamp Medicare Bidding Process

“Applying common sense, free market principles to the bidding process will ensure that taxpayers get the most for their money while seniors receive the quality technologies and treatments they deserve,” Chairman Price said. “Streamlining government to make it more efficient for taxpayers and better for patients is a non-partisan issue. I hope my friends on both sides of the aisle will join me in this effort.”

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Democrats Cut HOW Much From Medicare?

During an election, there are few issues that spark controversy and heated debate the way that Medicare does.  Just look at how the Democrats have treated the Paul Ryan budget plan for it’s changes to Medicare. But are the Democrats justified in doing so after they passed The Affordable Care Act – or more commonly referred to as Obamacare? Thanks ...

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Romney/Ryan Medicare Plan Would Cost Seniors $6400: Debunked

Per Politico, here’s the analysis of the latest Obama campaign attack ad towards Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on Medicare: “It’s a promise that was made long ago: you work hard, pay in, your Medicare benefits are guaranteed. But Mitt Romney would break that promise,” the ad says. “Replace your benefits with a voucher. Insurance companies could just keep raising ...

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Romney’s Media Fostered Distractions

For the umpteen zillionth time since the presumptive GOP nominee’s identity became apparent, the “progressive” Party Pravda and their occupy Oval Office idol are attempting to define GOP challenger Mitt Romney in an utterly disingenuous light. In an article entitled “Romney Turns to Ohio Amidst Distractions” published by staunch “progressive” Pravda propagandists the Associated Press and Yahoo News, Phillip Elliot ...

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