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"… meaning those of us who are not eligible for a government-run program like Medicare or Medicaid will have to buy coverage from a private insurer or pay a pena …"

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"… bout two-thirds of that group are workers who will pay Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes, for one thing. The rest are nearly all either elderly, poor …"

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"… hese are just a sampling of the adverse events that more than a quarter of Medicare beneficiaries experienced while they were in treatment at hospitals, accor …"

"… l’s report.The Oct. 2008 survey of 81 hospitals found that 27 percent of Medicare beneficiaries experienced adverse events — medical errors or other impro …"

"… ructure. The report, Adverse Events in Hospitals: National Incidence Among Medicare Recipients, was released last week.Hospitals bear the primary responsibili …"

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"… cies — including the Office of the National Coordinator, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality …"

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"… government-run death plans that will decide when to pull the plug on sick Medicare beneficiaries. Supporters can’t expect debate moderators to challenge th …"

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"… han 35 percent amounted to “wasted money that could have gone to protect Medicare, create jobs and cut the deficit.” This story has been updated. …"

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"… of the poorest households pay neither income taxes nor Social Security or Medicare levees, so for them,’ he says, doing away with the payroll tax doesn’t …"

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"… ealth care. Most of the attention has been focused on $27 billion worth of Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments that are going out to doctors, hospitals a …"

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"… sored budget plan that would have substituted a kind of voucher system for Medicare. One ad ended with the line “Tell Congress the Republican plan is wrong …"

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"… c lawn decorations. Instead, read them this bedtime story about how 40% of Medicare-funded cancer screenings are medically unnecessary. Or this one, about the …"

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"… re already hurting by eliminating our safety nets like Social Security and Medicare. To me, that is just plain crazy and heartless.” …"

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"… read use of electronic health records. The government will begin deducting Medicare payments from providers if they do not go digital by 2015.However, the mon …"

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"… ut 2 percent to 3 percent to the health care law. Wilensky was the head of Medicare during the George H.W. Bush administration and is now a senior fellow at P …"

"… industry will get passed on to consumers.The actuaries of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have estimated — and Sheils agrees — that privat …"

"… lfilled Promises of Health Care Bill.” ABC News. 29 Sep 2011.Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Office of the Actuary. “National Health Expendi …"

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"… om health-related interests as the committee of 12 debates serious cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. Republicans got 84 donations for $181,000; Democrats receive …"

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"… rage from a private insurer if we’re not eligible for a public plan like Medicare or Medicaid. If you don’t want to be forced to buy junk, send the White …"

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"… om health-related interests as the committee of 12 debates serious cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.The donations from political action committees slightly favor …"

"… money on health care, which many have speculated means potential cuts into Medicare and Medicaid.Fresenius Medical provides a good example for how companies m …"

"… e world, operating over 1,800 clinics in the U.S. alone.With the number of Medicare patients receiving dialysis (and, accordingly, the Medicare expenses for r …"

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"… in 44 House districts including Chandler’s. “Andy Barr supports ending Medicare to protect tax breaks for Big Oil and millionaires,” claimed the ads tha …"

"… on ads claiming seniors should not trust Barr because he wants to abolish Medicare and put Social Security “in the hands of Wall Street.” Eight other com …"

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"… omen overall, digital mammograms, which are reimbursed at a higher rate by Medicare and private insurers, have taken over the industry. Earlier this year, iWa …"

"… itical influence and direct advertising aimed at women to secure increased Medicare reimbursement rates.  Those increased reimbursement rates fueled the …"

"… chnology was better for older women.The iWatch News investigation examined Medicare claims data from 2003 to 2005, and found that digital mammograms increased …"

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"… g provided to seniors who fall into the dreaded “doughnut hole” of the Medicare prescription drug benefit program, and the federal tax credit that’s ava …"

"… his is the way to go. The evidence is there. If you look at seniors in the Medicare program, by and large that program has functioned as it was intended, and …"

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"… or a set amount is not a “blank check.”Bachmann falsely claimed that a Medicare advisory panel created by the federal health care law “will make all the …"

"… s,” as Bachmann said, and they will recommend ways to slow the growth of Medicare. But board members must be medical providers and other professio …"

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"… als were included in the first batch to receive incentive payments through Medicare — payments that totaled $75 million. Those payments began during the two …"

"… two weeks following the launch of the program April 18 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The details of the initial batch were relea …"

"… ive software update.The incentive program, to be administered through both Medicare and Medicaid, is part of President Barack Obama’s 2009 economic stimulus …"

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"… t 12 percent — even though podiatrists make up only about 1.5 percent of Medicare physicians and practitioners.Those numbers are no accident, according to D …"

"… ded as eligible providers,” Christina said. In May, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a list of the first 320 recipients …"

"… the first 320 recipients of “meaningful use” incentive payments under Medicare.  At least 25 of those were doctors of podiatric medicine, nearly 8 p …"

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"… reened for prostate cancer is fueling a continuing debate over unnecessary Medicare spending for cancer screening — the subject of a recent iWatch News inve …"

"… n the background. An iWatch News story reported that forty percent of Medicare spending on common cancer screening — including the PSA test — is like …"

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"… g tests are vastly overused in the United States, with about 40 percent of Medicare spending on common preventive screenings regarded as medically unnecessary …"

"… d, an iWatch News’ probe found, and the fiscal consequences are profound.Medicare spent about $1.9 billion on common cancer screenings for people who were o …"

"… and 2008, according to iWatch News’ examination of a six-year sample of Medicare billing records obtained by iWatch News and The Wall Street Journal. That …"

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"… sts areas on a screening image that may contain tumors. …"

"… ors. …"

"… nd other reasons, the Center was limited to a 5 percent sample of national Medicare Part B data that contain claims for medical procedures, such as routine sc …"

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"… the issue at Senate subcommittee hearing later today. …"

"… multiple doctors, says a new auditor’s report, underscoring the need for Medicare to better police its drug benefit program – an issue highlighted early t …"

"… an issue highlighted early this year by iWatch News.During 2008, 170,000 Medicare Part D beneficiaries acquired frequently abused drugs — primarily hydroc …"

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"… than the fictional $40,000-a-year mom, if we count the Social Security and Medicare taxes she pays — and also count the payroll taxes paid by her employer o …"

"… er-child tax credit.That refund would have offset about a third of all her Medicare and Social Security payroll taxes, which would come to $3,060 paid directl …"

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"… r 2009 and 2010.Since there is no limit on the amount of taxable wages for Medicare taxes, we assumed that both Obama and his employer each paid the 1.45 perc …"

"… is, we have counted the employer-paid portion of both Social Security and Medicare taxes as though they were paid by the worker, and we have also added those …"

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"… chance to review the letter. …"

"… his year.In the letter to Donald Berwick, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sen. Tom Coburn …"

"… MS), Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, wrote that Medicare contractors are allowing doctors and scam artists to retain Medicare billi …"

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"… rs buying access and favors from the government.Insurers Push to Privatize MedicareThis week, News Analyst Wendell Potter discusses a new insurance industry p …"

"… nalyst Wendell Potter discusses a new insurance industry push to privatize Medicare. Insurers have salivated for years over the massive revenue stream they co …"

"… down the ‘slippery slope’ toward a complete corporate takeover of the Medicare program. (Insurers and their allies for years have warned Americans that e …"

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