Candidates 'interviewed' again in third debate, and Cruz wins out

...percent.? Social Security and Medicare: Cruz had a strong message on how he would protect Social Security and Medicare. His plan balanced former Gov...Carson's optional plan to eliminate Medicare; and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's...

Fight against Alzheimer's

...In 2015, more than $266 billion will be spent in caring for Alzheimer's patients. Two-thirds of this cost is paid by Medicare/Medicaid; that is, by taxpayers. This expense will triple every 20 years until research bears fruit. Respecting the current...

New navigators coming for Affordable Care Act enrollment in Augusta area

...time with Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina. He only needs the coverage until he turns 65 in June and can qualify for Medicare, and he feels confident this company will be around for him until then."They aren't going anywhere," he said.

Medicare's end-of-life counseling policy announced

...WASHINGTON - Six years ago, a proposal for Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling touched...care law in Congress. Wednesday, when Medicare finally announced it will make the change...Hospice and Palliative Medicine, called Medicare's move a "little miracle," given...

Rants & Raves

...second-class citizens and treats them like slaves. REPUBLICANS' DREAM of privatize Medicare is a nightmare for seniors. They're scheming to dismantle Medicare as we know it, until a Republican president does away with it completely! FOR ALL...

Medium-size businesses must soon offer health insurance after Affordable Care Act delay ends

...with fewer than 50 full-time workers were exempt from the mandate."I spent some time talking with IRS and (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) employees last week. They seemed relatively optimistic with compliance," said Daniel Eubanks, the...

Senate committee seeks information on price hikes from Valeant, Turing, 2 other drug companies

...than 2,000 percent to $10,800 per bottle.The Senate aging committee was initially formed to oversee Social Security, Medicare and other programs for seniors. It has no authority to write laws but often investigates industries that prey on seniors...

Rep. Paul Ryan elected new House speaker

...But they don't hesitate to assail him as a symbol of Republican policies they consider harsh, including efforts to reshape Medicare into a voucher-like program."I hope he will stand up to the extreme voices in his caucus," said House Minority Leader...

Georgia hospitals oppose changes sought by Cancer Treatment Centers of America

...Georgia Hospitals Association. "What is right about not providing service to Medicaid patients, or very few, or very few Medicare patients?"Kent and other CTCA officials said getting qualified as a Medicaid provider took 18 months."Hospitals want...

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...