Health and Human Services

Health Board: Medicare Must Now Cover Sex-Change Surgery

By | Fri, 05/30/2014 - 14:06

Medicare must now offer coverage to patients seeking sex-change operations recommended by their doctors, according to a federal ruling Friday.

Seniors discuss Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Benefits Will Not Change Under Obamacare

By | Thu, 09/12/2013 - 10:48

Medicare benefits and Medicare enrollment will not be changed by Obamacare.


Planned Parenthood Settles Case Alleging Million Medicaid Fraud For $4.3 Million

By | Sat, 08/17/2013 - 17:33

Planned Parenhood Gulf Coast will pay $4.3 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit claiming the company fraudulently billed Medicaid for unnecessary women's health services.


Michigan Doctor Accused Of $35M In Medicare Fraud For Fake Cancer Diagnoses

By | Mon, 08/12/2013 - 11:36

Michigan doctor Farid Fata falsely billed $35 million to Medicare after treating patients with chemotherapy even if they didn't have cancer.

Senate Investigates Unauthorized Prescriptions

Medicare Part D Reimbursed Hundreds Of Thousands Of Unauthorized Prescriptions In 2009

By | Sun, 06/23/2013 - 21:05

A Senate committee was to begin on Monday investigating unauthorized prescriptions written by a bevy of health and health-related professionals.

Immigrants Created $115B Surplus For Medicare's Trust Fund While American-Born Population Ran $28B Deficit

Immigrants Created $115B Surplus For Medicare's Trust Fund While American-Born Population Ran $28B Deficit

By | Thu, 05/30/2013 - 12:35

A new study found that immigrants contribute to Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund more than the federal program pays for their care.

CDC: 54M Americans Can't Pay Medical Bills; Families With Children Had The Toughest Time

Government To Give $1B For Health Care Innovation Initiative

By | Wed, 05/15/2013 - 15:31

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is offering $1 billion to aid efforts to lower health care costs and improve patient services.

Eric Holder

US Charges 89 People In Medicare Fraud Bust Spanning 8 Cities

By | Tue, 05/14/2013 - 15:25

Eighty nine people, including nurses and doctors, were arrested Tuesday and charged with fraud for Medicare scams across the US.

Hospital Room

US Sues Nation’s Biggest For-Profit Hospice Chain Citing False Billings For Medicare

By | Fri, 05/03/2013 - 12:57

The US Justice Department is suing Chemed Corporation for false billing.

A technician positions a woman at an imaging machine to receive a mammogram

Medicare Spends $1 Billion on Mammograms

By | Tue, 01/08/2013 - 16:29

Screening women for breast cancer costs the U.S. Medicare program $1 billion every year - about as much as it spends on treatment.

U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House December 28, 2012

Obama May Turn Medicare Reform Into Wider Health Debate

By | Sun, 01/06/2013 - 13:15

President Barack Obama could seek common ground with Republicans in the looming battle over Medicare spending.


Repeat Testing Common for Medicare Beneficiaries

By | Tue, 11/20/2012 - 11:59

Study found that many seniors are given repeat tests and, while some repeat tests are administered for good reason, some are certainly a demonstration of the waste of a $2.8 trillion system.

Amid Meningitis Crisis, Critics Say Medicare May Promote Risky Drug Compounding

By | Tue, 11/20/2012 - 09:29

As long as a physician has prescribed a compounded drug, Medicare as well as some private insurers cover it even if FDA has approved a version of the drug from a pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Tea Party Patriots rally calling for the repeal of the Obamacare

Older Voters Prefer Romney on Healthcare, Medicare

By | Sat, 11/03/2012 - 11:24

Voters over 50 continue to be more likely to favor Romney's position on two issues that directly affect the elderly: healthcare and Medicare.


The Worst Cases of Today's $430 Million Medicare Fraud Crackdown

By | Thu, 10/04/2012 - 17:14

The feds charged 91 people in seven cities: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and New York City.