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By Nicole Duritz
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If you've ever wondered about the finances of people receiving federally funded Medicare benefits - are they wealthy, poor or somewhere in between? - a new chart provides some clues.
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In a major data release this morning, Medicare shared information on $77 billion in payments to more than 880,000 health care providers.
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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.
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Medicare's prescription drug benefit saves taxpayers billions of dollars by dramatically reducing hospital admissions, a new study shows.
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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.
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By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News Staff Writer
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Members of Congress are back in Washington with an agenda full of items important to older Americans.
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By Jordan Rau, Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News
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Capitol Hill lawmakers are showing signs that they could finally revamp how Medicare pays doctors.
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