How Are Federal Dollars Divided Among States?

How Are Federal Dollars Divided Among States?

Find out which states rely the most on government spending. ...

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Maximizing Your Health Benefits Before Year’s End

Maximizing Your Health Benefits Before Year’s End

Your insurer must provide a simple "summary of benefits" that can help you save money -- before the New Year. ...

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U.S. Health Care Spending Up In 2013, But At Record Low Growth Rate

U.S. Health Care Spending Up In 2013, But At Record Low Growth Rate

Health care costs are growing at historically low levels. ...

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Why I’m (Still) Thankful For President Obama

Why I’m (Still) Thankful For President Obama

Yes, he makes mistakes, and he has flaws -- but Barack Obama's achievements, temperament, and persistence are worthy of thanks. ...

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Social Security’s No-Bad-News Day

Social Security’s No-Bad-News Day

By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times The annual trustees reports for Social Security and Medicare customarily give rise to an outburst of disinformation from the enemies of socia ...

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Medicare Finances Improve As Health Care Inflation Slows, Trustees Say

Medicare Finances Improve As Health Care Inflation Slows, Trustees Say

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Improvements in health care costs have extended the life of Medicare's main trust fund by four years, the annual report of ...

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WATCH: Kentucky Senate Race Gets Even More Negative

WATCH: Kentucky Senate Race Gets Even More Negative

This has been a week of negative, not entirely true ads from both parties in Kentucky's contentious Senate race. Democratic nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes released an ad on Tuesd ...

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Medicare Overpays Billions For Office Visits, Patient Evaluations

Medicare Overpays Billions For Office Visits, Patient Evaluations

by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica. Medicare spent $6.7 billion too much for office visits and other patient evaluations in 2010, according to a new report from the inspector general ...

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Affordable Care Act, Spending Cuts Slow Health Care Hiring

Affordable Care Act, Spending Cuts Slow Health Care Hiring

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- In the dark hours of the Great Recession, it was one of the few economic bright spots. Week in, week out, the health ca ...

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Miami Man Missing Off Florida Keys, May Have Fled To Avoid Medicare Fraud Charges

Miami Man Missing Off Florida Keys, May Have Fled To Avoid Medicare Fraud Charges

By Beatrice Dupuy and Jay Weaverm, The Miami Herald MIAMI — A Miami man has vanished after a fishing trip in the Florida Keys — or possibly fled to Cuba to escape pending Medicare ...

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