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Georgia's U.S. Senate candidates should get serious about the deficit

...spending cuts won't just involve faceless bureaucrats in Washington. We all will be affected.Reductions in Social Security, Medicare and the military likely will be in the mix. Popular tax deductions will be eliminated. Tackling the deficit is hard work...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-07-20/georgias-us-sena
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Kingston, Perdue offer few details on budget fixes

...as the military, Social Security and Medicare that comprise the bulk of Washington's...President George W. Bush's expansion of Medicare to provide a new drug benefit for seniors and the "Medicare Advantage" program that essentially...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-17/kingston-perdue-offer-few-det
Feds to review Ga. Medicaid backlog

...Georgia and six other states due to "a substantial backlog of pending applications."The July 9 letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services does not indicate how much of a backlog Georgia has or the reasons for it.The Georgia review will also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-15/feds-review-ga-medicaid-
Rants & Raves

...know why all the groceries, gas and everything keep going up but the money doesn't. By the time I pay my Blue Cross and Medicare, I get $100 a month to live on. Everyone else gets something for free ? insurance, medical. Why can one person get something...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-13/rants-raves
Organizations link VA problems to staff shortages

...president, said in a news release.Tapie said the answer to better health care for veterans is the VA joining the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the GI Bill in accepting ABPS board-certified physicians."The VA will say it is not in a position...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-07-12/organizations-link-va-proble
Medicare change absurd

...You have got to be kidding me!For King Obama to authorize Medicare to pay for gender reassignment surgeries, when so many legitimate medications and procedures have been cut from coverage by Medicare, is ridiculous. This is an elective surgery.This isn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-06-30/medicare-change-absurd
Georgia medicaid change delayed

...before the board, but indicated that revisions were needed."DCH would need the assurance from [the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services] that the waivers can be amended to accommodate [medical needy] without creating an institutional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-11/georgia-medicaid-change-dela
Medicare pays nearly $124 million to Augusta providers

Medicare made nearly $124 million in payments...top-billing physician.The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Ser vices released the Part...toward greater transparency for how Medicare pays for services, said Jonathan Blum...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-04-12/medicaire-pays-nearly-124-mi
Rants & Raves

...doesn't resign, we quit. BE HAPPY AND enjoy your life. At some point these may be the good old days. IT IS RIDICULOUS TO have Medicare and Medicaid cover a sex change operation when they have terminated so many prescriptions. Let them pay for their sex change...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-14/rants-raves