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Local nonprofit CEO fights for accessible services

Editor’s Note: CSBJ is partnering with AdvocacyDenver to bring our readers interviews with some of the state’s prominent leaders and policy makers in health care. AdvocacyDenver is a nonprofit, civil rights advocacy organization serving children, teens and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities — and their families. The interviews are conducted by Health Care Policy… Continue Reading Local nonprofit CEO fights for accessible services

Medicare surtax planning for high incomes

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As the year comes to a close, there’s little time left to be sure your investments are tax-smart. The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, creates additional Medicare taxes for high-income taxpayers. There are two new Medicare tax increases: (1) a 3.8 percent tax on “net investment income,” and (2) a 0.9 percent Medicare… Continue Reading Medicare surtax planning for high incomes

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Most people believe that the future of Medicare and Social Security should be addressed in a separate debate – and not be part of any end-of-year deal addressing the nation’s budget deficit. In a survey after the 2012 election fielded by the AARP, 70 percent of Americans and 92 percent of older Americans said it… Continue Reading AARP: Don’t rush changes to Medicare, Social Security

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A federal appeals court says American seniors who receive Social Security cannot reject their legal right to Medicare benefits in a rare case of someone suing to get out of a government entitlement. Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey is among the five senior citizens who sued to stop their automatic eligibility for Medicare. But… Continue Reading Appeals court: Seniors can’t reject Medicare right

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The nation’s health care tab is on track to hit $4.6 trillion in 2020, accounting for about $1 of every $5 in the economy, government number crunchers estimate in a report released Thursday. How much is that? Including government and private money, health care spending in 2020 will average $13,710 for every man, woman and… Continue Reading Gov’t: Health tab to hit $4.6 trillion in 2020

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Big brouhaha over obscure Medicare board

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Remember the debunked death panels? A new Medicare board that Republicans are calling a “rationing panel” could become the next boogeyman in the nation’s hyperbolic health care debate. But don’t look for the Independent Payment Advisory Board to start slashing anytime soon. IPAB doesn’t even exist yet. Although the new health care law authorized the… Continue Reading Big brouhaha over obscure Medicare board

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The economic and political Medicare mess

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Do the American people have the courage and clarity to do what’s needed to get government under control? Let’s face facts. Every penny in a federal budget estimated to hit $3.8 trillion this year — along with a deficit of $1.6 trillion and federal debt held by the public reaching $10.9 trillion — has a… Continue Reading The economic and political Medicare mess

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It’s getting personal now. In a shift still evolving, federal enforcers are targeting individual executives in health care fraud cases that used to be aimed at impersonal corporations. The new tactic is raising the anxiety level — and risks — for corporate honchos at drug companies, medical device manufacturers, nursing home chains and other major… Continue Reading In shift, feds target top execs for health fraud

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Reform helps spur more Medicaid fraud busts

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There’s good and bad news for the health care reforms passed last year (and which Republicans hope to decimate this year). First the good: Thanks to the law, a record amount of money was recovered from fraudulent Medicare claims last year. The Department of Health and Human Services recovered a total of $4 billion last… Continue Reading Reform helps spur more Medicaid fraud busts

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Public split on cuts to Medicaid, health reform

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Americans don’t want Washington to cut Medicaid, according to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. While most Americans want to cut the trillion-dollar deficit by cutting spending, they don’t want to cut funding for Medicare, Social Security or Medicaid – the most expensive entitlement programs. The fact… Continue Reading Public split on cuts to Medicaid, health reform

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