Medicare

8:28pm

Tue January 24, 2012
It's All Politics

Analysis: Landmark Health Overhaul Gets Barely A Mention

Originally published on Tue January 24, 2012 8:16 pm

When it came to health, what was most surprising was how little President Obama had to say in his State of the Union address. His landmark 2010 health overhaul — whose fate is currently before the Supreme Court and whose repeal is the top priority for every GOP presidential candidate — got barely a passing mention.

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3:19pm

Thu December 22, 2011
It's All Politics

With 'Lie Of The Year' Controversy, Fact Checking Comes Under Scrutiny

Originally published on Thu December 22, 2011 8:08 pm

A screen grab from "America the Beautiful" by The Agenda Project. According to PolitiFact, videos like this one used elderly actors to falsely suggest that Rep. Paul Ryan's Medicare plan would adversely affect current senior citizens.
The Agenda Project YouTube

12:12pm

Thu December 15, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Wyden-Ryan Medicare Plan Shakes Up Politics More Than Policy

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat, (left) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, present their plan for changing Medicare at the U.S. Capitol Thursday.
Tom Williams Roll Call/Getty Images

There's not much that's new in the Medicare proposal just unveiled by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.)

So why is it getting so much attention? One word. No, not plastics. Politics!

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8:17am

Mon December 12, 2011
Health

Federal Budget Fights Cause Frustration At Hospitals

Dr. Amanda Schultz works with a patient in the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center’s Physician Services division in Alamosa, Colorado. The San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center is an integrated healthcare facility with the only full service hospita
San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center

The fighting in Washington over potential cuts to Medicare has created worry and uncertainty at hospitals throughout Colorado, particularly in rural areas.

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5:24am

Mon November 14, 2011
Health

Medicare, Insurers Push Patients To Overpay For Home Medical Equipment

Edna Fiore lives with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and relies on an oxygen concentrator.
Cara DeGette Colorado Public News

Medicare routinely advises seniors to rent home medical equipment when it would be far less expensive if they bought it. Medicare, the government health program for seniors, isn’t alone in this practice. Some private insurers do the same thing.

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