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WellPoint CEO Earnings slipped in 2011

WellPoint Inc.’s earnings dipped last year, as the health insurer dealt with losses in its Medicare Advantage business, and the total reimbursement given to Chairwoman and CEO Angela Braly slipped as well. Braly, who has worked as CEO for nearly … Continue reading

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Montana health insurance companies post profits in 2011

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana improved its health insurance premium income by $40 million last year, but still posted an underwriting loss for the third straight year, as per a report filed with the state insurance commissioner. Tanya Ask, … Continue reading

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Medicare announces financial support for SHIPs for 2012

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid presented the following news release: Almost $46.5 million for basic grant funding will be allocated to State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) to support people with Medicare … Continue reading

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Affordable Care Act advantageous for young people

Health-care experts hold that they view the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as an effort that gives all Americans health insurance. They believe that the health of young adults in America depends greatly on the individual mandate, a provision … Continue reading

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Health-care law expected to add $340 billion to deficit

President Obama’s milestone health-care proposal, hyped more as a means to control costs, may add more than $340 billion to the nation’s budget over the next decade, according to a new study by a Republican member of the board that … Continue reading

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Less probability for Minorities, Medicare Recipients to Get Antidepressants

There is little chance for Hispanics and blacks to be prescribed with antidepressants than whites, and Medicare Plan and Medicaid patients are less likely to receive the drugs than those with private insurance according to a recent study done by … Continue reading

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Sen. Ayotte stands by Medicare stance

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte shielded her support for a controversial budget proposal yesterday that would cut federal expenses and replace guaranteed Medicare Plan with vouchers, saying it’s the only way to save Medicare and other entitlements like Social Security. Ayotte, … Continue reading

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Understanding TriCare for Life (TFL)

Some Medicare Plan beneficiaries also have health coverage through the Department of Defense and are termed as Tricare for Life (TFL).  TriCare, managed by the Department of Defense, is the health care program helping active duty uniformed service members, National … Continue reading

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Large number of doctors fails to download Medicare resource use reports

Organized medicine calls on physicians to provide feedback on the reports, to be used to adjust Medicare payments beginning in 2015. Washington Physicians in four states have access to individual reports that are used to determine the quality and costs … Continue reading

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The Medicare NewsGroup Launches New Web Site to Arm Journalists With complete Medicare Information

The Medicare NewsGroup has started a new website that will furnish journalists with the information and tools they need to cover Medicare Plan efficiently and systematically. With Medicare getting so much significance in deliberations on deficit reduction, health care costs … Continue reading

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