Mature couple researching medicine on the internet
By Nicole Duritz
In a major data release this morning, Medicare shared information on $77 billion in payments to more than 880,000 health care providers.
As expected, President Obama's budget proposal abandoned a call to change the way annual increases in Social Security benefits are calculated and continued a call for Medicare savings.
Medicare's prescription drug benefit saves taxpayers billions of dollars by dramatically reducing hospital admissions, a new study shows.
A congressman is expressing confidence that a bill he sponsored - to fix a problem faced by many Medicare patients who are left without coverage for skilled nursing care - will pass this year.
By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News Staff Writer
Members of Congress are back in Washington with an agenda full of items important to older Americans.
By Jordan Rau, Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News
Capitol Hill lawmakers are showing signs that they could finally revamp how Medicare pays doctors.
Medicare could save $560 million or more a year simply by allowing some patients who call 911 for an ambulance to be taken somewhere other than a hospital emergency room.
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