Medicare

This image provided by Medicare.gov shows a generic Medicare card. The government says it’s on track to meet a 2019 deadline for replacing Social Security numbers on Medicare cards with randomly generated digits and letters to protect seniors against identity theft. (Medicare.gov via AP)
May 30, 2017 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Old Medicare cards will be going in the shredder. Officials said Tuesday the government is on track to meet a 2019 deadline for replacing Social Security numbers on Medicare cards with randomly generated digits and letters to protect seniors against identity theft. Planning for...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2015 file photo, participants take part in a health care rally outside of the Supreme Court in Washington. A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
May 26, 2017 - 4:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That option is unlikely to gain much traction as President Donald...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2015 file photo, participants take part in a health care rally outside of the Supreme Court in Washington. A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
May 26, 2017 - 4:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More and more middle-age and older Americans say Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults. That's a finding of a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Four years ago, 39 percent of those 40 and older said Medicare...
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Graphic shows highlights of proposed Trump federal budget; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm;
May 23, 2017 - 10:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 (all times local): 10:40 p.m. President Donald Trump's $4.1 trillion budget plan is drawing rebukes, even from some Republican allies, for its politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net...
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Graphic shows highlights of proposed Trump federal budget; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm;
May 23, 2017 - 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Congressional Democrats are harshly criticizing President Donald Trump's budget for 2018, saying it contradicts many of the promises he made on the presidential campaign...
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In this photo taken May 19, 2017, a GPO worker stacks copies of "Analytical Perspectives Budget of the U.S. Government Fiscal Year 2018" onto a pallet at the U.S. Government Publishing Office's (GPO) plant in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 23, 2017 - 11:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor in a bid to balance the government's books over the next decade. The proposed 2018 budget immediately came under attack by...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, file photo, a pedestrian walks past a sign for Aetna Inc., at the company headquarters in Hartford, Conn. Aetna Inc. reports financial results, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
May 02, 2017 - 11:30 am
Aetna booked a $381-million, first-quarter loss mainly due to its failed bid for rival Humana, but the nation's third largest health insurer still beat earnings expectations and raised its 2017 forecast. The company said Tuesday that it is relying more on government-funded Medicaid and Medicare...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, file photo, a pedestrian walks past a sign for Aetna Inc., at the company headquarters in Hartford, Conn. Aetna Inc. reports financial results, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
May 02, 2017 - 7:00 am
Aetna booked a $381-million, first-quarter loss mainly due to its failed bid for rival Humana, but the nation's third largest health insurer still beat earnings expectations and raised its 2017 forecast. Aetna says it now expects adjusted earnings of $8.80 to $9 per share for the full year, up from...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, file photo, a pedestrian walks past a sign for Aetna Inc., at the company headquarters in Hartford, Conn. Aetna Inc. reports financial results, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
May 02, 2017 - 6:48 am
Aetna booked a $381-million, first-quarter loss mainly due to its failed bid for rival Humana, but the nation's third largest health insurer still beat earnings expectations and raised its 2017 forecast. Aetna says it now expects adjusted earnings of $8.80 to $9 per share for the full year, up from...
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Dr. Salomon Melgen holds hands with his wife, Flor, as he leaves the federal courthouse with family and friends after arriving for a jury question Friday, April 28, 2017. Melgen, a prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. (Lannis Waters /Palm Beach Post via AP)
April 28, 2017 - 7:07 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. Dr. Salomon Melgen faces 15 to 20 years in...
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