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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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"… o make it prettier.  …"

"… use of Representatives approved the plan, which would replace the existing Medicare program with vouchers that beneficiaries could use to buy coverage from pr …"

"… ; It’s not hard to figure out why; the vouchers would have required most Medicare recipients—many of them on fixed incomes— would be paying more out of …"

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"… e article from Aug. 8, headlined: "Brown to seniors: Social Security, Medicare could be cut." But that article doesn't support the ad's claim. For one th …"

"… tion of Medicaid, which is for low-income persons, but referred instead to Medicare, which is for those age 65 and older. The Globe article doesn't …"

"… ashington.Brown was exaggerating when he predicted that Social Security or Medicare "won't be there." But it's simply a fact that neither Social Security nor …"

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"… mong others, Katie Pahner, a former legislative analyst in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Legislation.  In a November 12, 201 …"

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"… ccounted for 92 percent of the $655 million in claims billed to Medicare. …"

"… kely to turn up in the inspector general’s sights.Between 2005 and 2009, Medicare expenditures for lower limb prostheses increased 27 percent, to $655 milli …"

"… o the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general’s report.Medicare made at least $43 million in unnecessary payments in 2009—all because go …"

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"… ust blaming poor people, mothers and fathers living on a fixed income with Medicare, blaming them for the problem, while fat cats in the upper 2 percent get a …"

"… ebate the financial future of our country, Republicans are again targeting Medicare for cuts.  Yet they are not willing to ask the wealthiest Americans t …"

"… eficits.  Democrats will continue our fight to protect the promise of Medicare for our seniors and generations to come.”“Since 1935, Social Security …"

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"… mitments to America’s seniors and most vulnerable instead of dismantling Medicare and Medicaid.”And, for good measure, the Republican plan “amounts to a …"

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"… ill, he announced, “We owe it to those who built this country to protect Medicare and Social Security from being blindsided by future indiscriminate cuts. …"

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"… it called for higher taxes without guaranteed cuts in spending, especially Medicare spending.The Simpson-Bowles compromise “calls for a massive tax increase …"

"… ed health care law virtually untouched and leave out fundamental reform of Medicare,” Hensarling said. “It is neither desirable nor necessary to increase …"

"… y expensive Bush administration bill to add a prescription drug benefit to Medicare.“Job creation and growth depends squarely on our confidence in the econo …"

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"… e bill into law.During the recent debt limit negotiations, Baucus defended Medicare in particular and said that cuts should come along with revenue increases. …"

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"… tting ideology and anti-big government line on key issues such as the huge Medicare and Social Security entitlement programs. During the 111th Congress, Camp …"

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"… ysicians have filed a lawsuit seeking to end the cozy relationship between Medicare administrators and a committee of doctors that influences the fees physici …"

"… the suit, which was obtained by iWatch News, alleges that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its parent agency, the Department of Hea …"

"… ve Value Update Committee, or RUC, to value physician services paid for by Medicare.The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland, near CMS headqua …"

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"… r of full implementation. But that's far less than what Social Security or Medicare or Medicaid each will cost that same year.The Minnesota Republican an …"

"… bout that. The fact is, however, that the actual costs of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are each far higher than the projected costs of the new healt …"

"… ss costs is high, but it pales in comparison to the spending forecasts for Medicare, Social Security or Medicaid in that same year.CBO projects that Social Se …"

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"… scal year to make ends meet. And if some programs (like Social Security or Medicare) were cut less, others would have to be cut even more deeply.Read on to th …"

"… f interest payments are exempted from those cuts. If popular programs like Medicare and Social Security were also exempted, everything else the government spe …"

"… eading to a cash deficit of $49 billion. For 2011, the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees project a $46 billion deficit. And those figures don't …"

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"… half of dead patients, according to 2010 data, the inspector general said. …"

"… ry or did not have the required documentation, he said.  As a result, Medicare paid $95 million over a six-month period for wheelchairs that the governme …"

"… lan should not have paid. Additionally, 60 percent of claims submitted to Medicare for power wheelchairs were not documented properly, resulting in $112 mill …"

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"… tions and policy at the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.The  debate over whether or not to increase the debt limit  has …"

"… 6 billion in Medicaid benefits, and 46.5 million receive $502.3 billion in Medicare.The elderly, disabled and low-income people who participate in these progr …"

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"… ring tax breaks for oil companies and private jet owners at the expense of Medicare beneficiaries. But those populist tax hikes would not reduce the deficit b …"

"… t, the president has proposed $650 billion in cuts to the future growth of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.Similarly, Boehner said Obama "wants a blank …"

"… ks for oil companies and owners of private jets at the expense of cuts for Medicare recipients:Obama: Most Americans, regardless of political party, don’t u …"

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"… son …"

"… Republican plan to change Medicare, claiming the GOP proposal says "no to Medicare, no to seniors."The plan proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin woul …"

"… e plan proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin would radically change Medicare, but it wouldn't put an end to government health care for seniors. Instead …"

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"… p. “At least on the surface, it looks pretty egregious,” she said. …"

"… am in 2007 for fraud, then submitted more than $1 million in fake bills to Medicare Advantage insurers.Dr. Larry Bernhard, a podiatrist from Gambrills Md., la …"

"… m Gambrills Md., last week pled guilty to submitting hundreds of claims to Medicare Advantage on behalf of nursing home patients he did not treat. In one case …"

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"… are Act (a.k.a., Obamacare) will create government-run death panels in the Medicare program.Sarah Palin started the death panel fabrication when she claimed d …"

"… she claimed during the health care reform debate that a proposal to allow Medicare to reimburse doctors for talking to their patients about advance directive …"

"… rnment. He says a new board created by Congress to look for ways to reduce Medicare spending would have to operate those panels. .“Under this IPAB (Independ …"

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"… government program for low-income Americans, or old enough to qualify for Medicare, the government program for people 65 and older.Verone and millions of oth …"

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"… tsman was off by $1 trillion or more when he claimed that Social Security, Medicare and interest payments would consume "every dollar of federal revenue" with …"

"… a decade, every dollar of federal revenue will go to covering the costs of Medicare, Social Security and interest payments on our debt.That's not even close t …"

"… "baseline" spending in 2021. Those projections show that Social Security, Medicare and net interest payments on the debt would consume $3.08 trillion in 2021 …"

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"… down on fraud in federal health programs for the poor and the elderly.The Medicare and Medicaid Fighting Fraud and Abuse to Save Taxpayer Dollars Act, introd …"

"… includes a provision that would require all prescriptions paid for by the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan include a valid physician identifier. That i …"

"… ugs frequently trafficked on the street. The story also reported that some Medicare scammers have stolen the identities of dead physicians to bill Medicare fo …"

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"… esentation on a little-known committee that wields powerful influence over Medicare payments.Dr. Lori Heim, board chair of the group that represents family do …"

"… s among the 29 physicians on the RUC, a group that advises the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the relative values of medical procedures …"

"… ed by specialists. Primary care physicians provide more than 40 percent of Medicare-paid office visits.Technically, the RUC simply recommends procedure values …"

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"… omic stimulus legislation in 2009. The idea was to allot stimulus funds to Medicare and Medicaid, which would then distribute the money to providers who demon …"

"… ostering Independence Through Technology (FITT) Act, which would encourage Medicare reimbursements for audio and video home monitoring.Looking AheadDr. Farzad …"

"… incentive payments through Medicaid are disbursed. Though the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it is pleased with the participation so far, on …"

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"… $184 per Medicare claim. …"

"… pared to 2.6 percent in placebo groups. According to the IG, 83 percent of Medicare claims for atypical antipsychotic drugs for elderly nursing home residents …"

"… the presence of conditions specified in an FDA warning, such as dementia, Medicare will pay only for drugs that are used for medically accepted indications a …"

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