Joe Eaton

Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Before he joined the Center’s staff in 2008, Joe Eaton was a staff writer at Washington City Paper and a reporter at The Roanoke Times. He has written for Salon.comUSA Today, and The (Baltimore) Sun. Eaton graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in English and earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.

Early this month, a group of 29 doctors gathered in a modern conference room at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, a few blocks from Lake Shore Driv

Medicare doesn't know if all the prescriptions it is paying for are being written by real doctors, says a new inspector general's report....

The largest private landowner in Loudoun County, Virginia, Greenvest LC — the focus of a series of bruising development battles — has defaul

As the federal government prepares to spend up to $27 billion in stimulus funds to promote electronic medical records, a health technology i

When President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leadership on Thursday to jump start stalled health reform efforts, industry lobbyists

When a U.S. hockey player lays out a Canadian opponent, he need not worry about stitches, a concussion or knocked-out teeth. Unlike 46 milli

If numbers are to be trusted, longtime advertising lobbyist Jim Davidson of Polsinelli Shughart is the top dog of the 2009 health care refor

While patients, taxpayers and lawmakers debate the impact of the health care reform law President Obama signed on Tuesday, one result of the

Businesses, trade groups and other interests hired more than five lobbyists for each member of Congress to influence financial regulatory re

As Congress developed sweeping changes to police financial markets, U.S. automobile dealers responded with a strong lobby push to protect th

Top 10 lobby firms in financial reform debate

As Congress works to finalize a financial regulatory reform bill, one result is clear: The debate has been a boon to Washington lobby firms.

Top 10 lobby firms take financial reform to the bank

Just 10 Washington lobbying firms represented more than 130 key clients in the financial regulatory reform debate that is entering a crucial

The Government Accountability Office is siding with Medicare administrators in a dispute with Humana Inc.— the nation’s largest private heal

Medicare patients in 2006-07 likely received more than $112 million worth of expired prescription drugs or drugs that have been pulled from

The official line at the Department of Justice is that investigators are battling Medicare and Medicaid fraud like never before. But the mos

High-tech, digital mammography may not be any better at detecting breast cancer in women over 65 than older film-based systems, but Medicare

Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa introduced a bill today that would make available to the public data on Medicare billing by doctors

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