Medicare

    • As Medicare Pay Shrinks, Some California Doctors Hike Patient Fees

      One California cardiology group has confronted steep Medicare cuts with a tactic that may irk patients who already face soaring health costs in that state: Beginning April 1, Pacific Heart Institute, in Santa Monica, will charge some patients annual fees ranging from $500 to $7,500, in addition to the regular fees paid by patients and insurers.

      (Daily Report) Mar 17, 2010

    • Cut Looms For Medicare Payments To Doctors

      Despite yearly controversies about possible Medicare payment cuts, most beneficiaries find the care they need, officials say.

      (Daily Report) Mar 17, 2010

    • First Edition: March 17, 2010

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including the latest on Democratic leaders' continuing efforts to finalize their health reform package and gather the votes necessary to gain House passage.

      (Daily Report) Mar 17, 2010

    • Drug Prices Rise For Seniors Who Reach Medicare Part D Coverage Gap

      Seniors who reach the "doughnut hole" for prescription medications find that price increases are far outpacing inflation, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation study.

      (Story) Mar 16, 2010

    • As Medicare Pay Shrinks, Some California Docs Hike Patient Fees

      One California cardiology group has confronted steep Medicare cuts with a tactic that may irk patients who already face soaring health costs in that state: Beginning April 1, Pacific Heart Institute, in Santa Monica, will charge some patients annual fees ranging from $500 to $7,500, in addition to the regular fees paid by patients and insurers.

      (Story) Mar 16, 2010

    • Today's Opinions And Editorials

      Kaiser Health News presents a sampling of opinions and editorials from around the U.S.

      (Daily Report) Mar 16, 2010

    • Obama Promises To Cut Down On Medicare Fraud

      Seeking to demonstrate that he is willing to accept Republican ideas, President Obama announced a plan to cut down on waste, fraud and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid systems during a rally in St. Louis last week.

      (Daily Report) Mar 16, 2010

    • President Delivers Emotional Speech, Pushes For Reform In Ohio

      During early afternoon remarks delivered at an Ohio senior center, the president focused on human stories and emotion while pushing for health care reform. He also reassured seniors about how they would fare under the health overhaul.

      (Daily Report) Mar 15, 2010

    • Issues Over Abortion, Reconciliation Rules Remain In The Path Of Health Reform Vote

      A host of political challenges and potential pitfalls awaits lawmakers pushing for a final vote on health care reform including abortion, reconciliation rules and immigration.

      (Daily Report) Mar 15, 2010

    • Today's Opinions And Editorials

      Kaiser Health News presents a sampling of opinions and editorials from around the U.S.

      (Daily Report) Mar 15, 2010