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Kasich tests Georgia waters

...the crowd in the muggy barn Tuesday night wasn't enthusiastic over everything about Kasich. For one thing, he expanded Medicare in Ohio while Georgia turned it down. But he said he opposes Obamacare and is formulating alternatives for his state if a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-05-27/candidate-talks-defense-georgia
Put taxes in perspective

...poorer Americans, by and large we're not talking about welfare and food stamps. We're talking about Social Security and Medicare, which most would agree have been earned and paid for.So when we talk about taxation in our country, let's not forget...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-05-25/put-taxes-perspective
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF RICHMOND COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: G...

...least 17 million dollars a year in which 5 million is budgeted toward the inmates for Medicare. The inmates are covered through Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medicare. If an inmate needs medicine, a $5.00 co-payment is required. Security cameras...

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Seeing waste: Many Medicare patients given needless tests before cataract surgery, study finds

...ultra-safe eye procedure is costing them and Medicare a bundle, and many patients don't know...co-insurance ? usually 20 percent under Medicare, said one study leader, Dr. R. Adams...Major studies found that about half of Medicare recipients were getting such tests before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-15/seeing-waste-many-medicare-patients
Rants & Raves

...stuff some people say, and they make me laugh very morning. FROM HEALTH CARE and financial reform to Social Security and Medicare, Republicans in Congress are out to frustrate or dismantle any program or initiative that progressives have established or...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-13/rants-raves
Obama administration unveils plan to shift Medicare payments

WASHINGTON - Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals...just the sheer volume of services. Medicare and employers were already moving in...percent of payments under traditional Medicare to new models of care by the end of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-26/obama-administration-unvei
Ga. fires back on nursing home payments

...Community Health, wrote in a February letter to a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services official in Atlanta."Refunding payments...state is able to get a higher reimbursement rate ? at the Medicare level ? for delivering Medicaid services. Hospitals, nursing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-23/ga-fires-back-nursing-ho
Help battle Alzheimer's

...dollar we spend on research will result in a $758 reduction in Medicare/Medicaid spending over the next 35 years. This figure is not...the trajectory of the disease, saving lives and billions of Medicare and Medicaid dollars.As recently as two years ago, the only...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-04-21/help-battle-alzheimers
UnitedHealth hikes forecast, shares edge to new heights

...insurance side.UnitedHealth's Medicare Advantage enrollment climbed more...UnitedHealth is the largest provider of Medicare Advantage plans, which are privately run versions of the government's Medicare program for people who are over 65...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-16/unitedhealth-hikes-forecas
Liberal letters fall flat

...major) on the college level, the figure was reported as 20 percent paying 80 percent. Those who qualify for and receive Medicare, welfare, food stamps and other entitlement program payments paid nothing.This being the case, it is more a matter of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-04-27/liberal-letters-fall-fla