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medicare

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  • n  health care for the aged; a federally administered system of health insurance available to persons aged 65 and over

  • The insurance industry was second only to the medical profession in battling the advent of medicare.
  • The American Medical Association has one pain that two aspirins and a good night's sleep won't ease, and that is President Johnson's medicare proposals.
News & Articles

  • Medicare Paid for Fraudulent Prescriptions
    In 2009, massage therapists, athletic trainers, chiropractors and other professionals wrote hundreds of thousands of drug prescriptions without the authority to do so. In some cases these were controlled substances like oxycodone, but Medicare Part D, which covers prescription drugs, paid for them anyway....        
    June 22, 2013 - ABC News
  • Understanding Medicare Premiums; Now Projected to Grow Slower
    June 21, 2013 - At the end of May, the Medicare Trustees reported that Medicare costs are expected to grow more slowly than was previously expected. One of the positive effects of this trend is that Medicare premiums are also expected to increase more slowly.
    June 21, 2013 - Senior Journal
  • Medicare lab work costing you money
    When a federal agency fails to shop around for a deal, it almost always costs taxpayers lots of money.  Take for example Medicare, in 2010, it shelled out more than $8 billion for lab work, such as testing a patients' blood. A new Inspector General's report shows that Medicare, a program for senior citizens, failed to get discount rates.  For private health insurers that's a routine part of ...
    June 21, 2013 - WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg
Quotes

  • Bob McDonnell in Central Florida News 13
    Republicans in Congress have offered legislation to reform healthcare, without shifting Medicaid costs to the states, without cutting Medicare, and without raising your taxes,McDonnell said. "We will do that by implementing common sense...
  • Xavier Florencio in Cyclingnews.com
    We will root out the waste, fraud, and abuse in our Medicare program that doesn't make our seniors any healthier, and we will restore a sense of fairness and balance to our tax code by finally ending the tax breaks for corporations that ship our... Barack Obama http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHQ0yfPaaXFGqLKymRgcres0I2nuA Economic Times http://www.google.com/url?q=http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Infotech/No-tax-cuts-for-outsourcing-Obama/articleshow/4189840.cms&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGq74U2Uu85KMV1jDE4jxvjC1Ef7A Feb 25, 2009 62437 83189 medicate I should have gotten in touch with team doctors before I self-medicate, but I never thought that this product, which is commonly used and available without a prescription, could have these contra-indications," Florencio said. "It was a...

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