The White House continues to hammer Florida’s Republican governor and legislative majority with reports on all the benefits the SunshineState is missing out on for refusing to expand eligibility for Medicaid. Last week, the White House Council of Economic Advisers warned in a report titled “Missed Opportunities: The Consequences of...
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A growing number of states hope giving people a financial incentive to change their behaviors will improve their health and control Medicaid spending.
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At the Miami VA, many new patients have waited longer than three months for their first appointment with a doctor.
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Hundreds of Florida doctors are recipients of the first round of bonuses from the federal government for saving taxpayers $33 million on Medicare last year.
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Breast cancer survivors, patients and caregivers are invited to join Memorial Healthcare System on Facebook for a live chat titled "Genetics, Breast Cancer, and You'' hosted by Maxine Chang Chin, an advanced registered nurse practitioner with Memorial Breast Cancer Services. The chat is scheduled to take place via Facebook from...
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The statistics paint a stark picture of mental illness running rampant in federal, state and local jails.
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A lung cancer expert takes issue with the CMS recommendation against lung cancer screenings for former or current smokers covered by Medicare.
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About half the time, primary-care providers listed as accepting new patients on Medicaid managed-care organization websites told investigators posing as shoppers that they were not accepting new Medicaid patients.
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Before Obamacare, if even one employee was in a car accident or diagnosed with cancer, the amount the insurance company charged a business to cover all its employees could skyrocket the next year.
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