All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Department of Health and Human Services’

Medicare Drug Premiums Set to Rise Yet Again

In a sign of what may become the new normal over the next few decades, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week announced that the price of Medicare premiums for prescription drugs will be rising again this year. This would mark the second year in a row that the average monthly Medicare prescription drug plan premium has …

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Retirement Planning “Toolkit” Outlines Optimal Strategies

Baby Boomers are beginning to retire, and that means huge shifts coming to the American economy. The exodus of older workers from the labor market could ease employment troubles for younger workers looking to break into their field, but the millions of workers set to retire over the next decades could also mean big costs for companies and the U.S. …

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Medicare Official Jonathan Blum Resigns

Jonathan Blum, a key U.S. health official in the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has resigned. This, according to an internal CMS memo

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Obamacare Enrollment Hit 2.2 Million in December

Despite the difficult and broken start the Healthcare.gov website got off to in October, the Affordable Care Act (AKA “Obamacare“) is now quickly becoming effective, providing millions of Americans with access to health insurance. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today reported Affordable Care Act’s latest numbers, boasting that nearly 2.2 million people have signed up for health …

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Government Shutdown: What to Expect

Since Congress was unable to agree on the fiscal near-future, it’s looking likely that the government will grind to a screeching halt. As complex as the process is, and as unpredictable as it may be (Congress may reach a last-minute agreement unbeknownst to the public), government programs have begun to identify areas that need to remain in operation. Any workers …

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Medicare Fraud Crackdown Nabs 91 Doctors, Nurses, and Others

Last week U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that a Medicare Fraud Strike Force operation has led to charges against 91 people in seven cities across the U.S. According to the HHS, those charged include doctors, nurses, and “other licensed medical professionals. “Today’s enforcement actions reveal an alarming and unacceptable trend …

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