- Arizona border hospital closes after Medicare payments stop Updated: Jul-31-15 8:28 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Residents of two rural communities in the Southwest face limited options to obtain convenient medical care after services were completely or partially shuttered.
- Some Vermont consumers oppose health insurance rate hikes Updated: Jul-29-15 6:43 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Loren Mandell Wood of Burlington came into the world 11 days ago at an "out-of-pocket maximum" cost of as much as $5,100. On Wednesday, he did not appear prepared to pull that money out of his pocket.
- Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 Updated: Jul-29-15 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON - When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance.
- By nearly any measure, sunny South Florida is tops in fraud Updated: Jul-29-15 4:52 am
MIAMI - Psssst - Need a phony ID? A fraudulent tax refund? Insurance money from a sham car crash? Florida may have just what you're looking for.
- Covered California: Cost of health care coverage increasing Updated: Jul-27-15 9:16 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The cost of private individual health plans on California's state-run market will increase about 4 percent for the second straight year, evidence the strategy of forcing insurers to compete is controlling costs, program officials said Monday.
- Mega-health deals bloom in July, Anthem bids $48B for Cigna Updated: Jul-24-15 2:02 pm
NEW YORK - Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million U.S patients.
- Home, auto insurance rates increased for Ohioans in 2014 Updated: Jul-24-15 4:05 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohioans saw their homeowners' and auto insurance rates increase last year, though they're still getting a good deal.
- Winnebago hospital loses Medicare funding for new patients Updated: Jul-23-15 5:01 pm
WINNEBAGO, Nebraska - Medicare funding for new patients ended Thursday at a troubled Nebraska hospital where, according to a federal report, inadequate treatment resulted in one death this year and harm to at least nine other patients.
- 5 things from annual check-up for Social Security, Medicare Updated: Jul-23-15 3:22 am
WASHINGTON - Looking at the big picture, the financial health of Social Security and Medicare doesn't appear to have worsened.
- Report: Social Security disability fund to run dry next year Updated: Jul-22-15 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON - The 11 million Americans who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year, the government said Wednesday, handing lawmakers a fiscal and political crisis in the middle of a presidential campaign.
- Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars Updated: Jul-20-15 4:20 pm
NEW YORK - Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing-home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get tossed aside.
- Cost of insurance forcing many in Detroit to 'drive dirty' Updated: Jul-20-15 2:05 pm
DETROIT - Like most Americans, the drivers of Detroit are required to carry auto insurance whenever they get behind the wheel, but many law-abiding residents can't afford the Motor City's highest-in-the-nation auto premiums, which top $5,000 a year in some neighborhoods.
- Appeals court upholds Katrina insurance fraud verdict Updated: Jul-14-15 3:47 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Whistleblowers who sued State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. can seek more evidence of fraud against the U.S. government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
- Pricey successor overtakes $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug Updated: Jul-13-15 4:20 pm
WASHINGTON - The $1,000 pill for a liver-wasting viral infection that made headlines last year is no longer the favorite of patients and doctors.
- Home insurance rates soar after brutal winter Updated: Jul-13-15 10:50 am
BOSTON - Massachusetts homeowners are paying for last winter's record-setting snowfall with insurance premiums that are jumping by about 9 percent, much higher than in most years.
- Federal government gives Oklahoma health plan an extension Updated: Jul-10-15 6:27 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A state program that uses a combination of state tobacco tax revenue and federal Medicaid money to help provide health insurance coverage for nearly 18,000 low-income Oklahoma will receive federal funding through the end of 2016, state officials said on Friday.
- Medicare's end-of-life counseling policy may find acceptance Updated: Jul-09-15 11:55 am
WASHINGTON - Six years ago, a proposal for Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling touched off a political uproar that threatened to stall President Barack Obama's health care law in Congress. This week, when Medicare finally announced it would make the change, reaction was largely muted.