• Medicare Jul 16, 2020

    Watchdog Report Faults Medicare Agency's Contract Management

    A government watchdog says the head of the Medicaid and Medicare programs failed to properly manage more than $6 million in communications and outreach contracts

  • Donald Trump Dec 22, 2017

    Strong Showing for Obama Health Law as Nearly 9M Sign Up

    In a remarkably strong show of consumer demand, nearly 9 million people signed up for “Obamacare” next year, as government numbers out Thursday proved predictions of its collapse wrong yet again. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said more than 8.8 million people have signed up in the 39 states served by the federal HealthCare.gov website. That compares to...

  • Reporter Dec 9, 2017

    Interior Chief Spent More Than $53K on 3 Helicopter Trips

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent more than $53,000 on three helicopter trips this summer, including one that allowed him to return to Washington in time for a horseback ride with Vice President Mike Pence, newly released records show. Records released by the Interior Department in response to a Freedom of Information Act request show Zinke spent more than $39,000 on...

  • Congress Sep 14, 2017

    Medicare Cards Being Remade to Protect Seniors

    Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft. No more Social Security numbers plastered on the card. Next April, Medicare will begin mailing every beneficiary a new card with a unique new number to identify them. “Criminals are increasingly targeting people age 65 and older for medical identity theft,” Medicare chief Seema Verma told The Associated Press. “We...

  • Donald Trump Aug 7, 2017

    4 Things to Look for in 1st Health Care Sign-Up Under Trump

    With Republicans unable to advance a health care bill in Congress, President Donald Trump’s administration may find itself in an awkward role as caretaker of the Affordable Care Act, which he still promises to repeal and replace. The Constitution says presidents “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” So as long as former President Barack Obama’s law is...

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