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Health Apr 09Feds break up $1.2B Medicare orthopedic brace scam
The Justice Department announced charges against 24 people across the U.S., including doctors accused of writing bogus prescriptions for unneeded back, shoulder, wrist and knee braces. Others charged included owners of call centers, telemedicine firms and medical equipment companies.
Health Apr 05HHS watchdog to examine Medicare chief’s publicity spending
Democrats complained that Seema Verma has steered taxpayer money to political allies at the same time her agency slashed the ad budget for the Affordable Care Act, hindering enrollment.
Politics Mar 31Trump’s battle with ‘Obamacare’ moves to the courts
After losing in Congress, President Donald Trump is counting on the courts to kill off "Obamacare." But some cases are going against him, and time is not on his side as he tries to score a big win for his…
Nation Mar 29Judge strikes down Trump’s small-business health insurance plan
The U.S. district judge wrote in his opinion late Thursday that so-called "association health plans" were "clearly an end-run" around consumer protections.
Health Mar 27Federal judge blocks Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and Arkansas
Work requirements are already in effect in Arkansas, but Kentucky's program has been on hold because of lawsuits.
Politics Mar 27Donald Trump and Democrats turn focus to fight over health care
Top Democrats, including presidential candidates, said health care is an issue that resonates with voters more than the Mueller investigation.
Politics Mar 26Trump calls for striking down ‘Obamacare’ and Democrats cry foul
The Trump administration has told a federal appeals court it wants the entire Affordable Care Act struck down, an outcome that could leave millions uninsured and re-ignite a winning political issue for Democrats.
Politics Mar 26WATCH: Pelosi unveils plan to strengthen Affordable Care Act as Trump revives push to end it
House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled legislation to shore up the Affordable Care Act and expand enrollment to millions more people.
Politics Mar 12WATCH: HHS Secretary Azar defends proposed cuts to Medicare hospital payments
The administration argues that the budget doesn't cut Medicare benefits to seniors but makes better use of taxpayers' dollars and helps reduce Medicare spending by lowering prescription drug costs.
Politics Feb 26WATCH: Drug companies ‘bear none of the consequences’ of skyrocketing prices, Sen. Wyden says
The hearing marks the first time lawmakers have called top industry executives to account for rising prices that are squeezing Americans.