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GOP Medicare plan borrows from and repeals Obama's

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the top GOP budget writer, borrowed the idea of insurance exchanges, a big pooled marketplace, from the health care law enacted in Massachusetts when GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was governor. Ryan wants to set one up for Medicare.

Tags: retirement , Congressional Budget Office , budget , Paul Ryan , Congress , House , Medicaid

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 03:50am EDT

GOP plan would open FEHBP to non-feds

Four senators introduced a bill that would add Medicare patients to the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan, as Medicare is gradually phased out. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association tells feds to be wary of the bill.

Tags: Rand Paul , retirement , Lindsey Graham , Jim DeMint , Mike Lee , FEHBP , NARFE , Joseph Beaudoin , benefits , Michael OConnell , Congress , Senate

Friday - 03/16/2012, 10:50am EDT

Feds to curb improper payments to Medicare plans

The Obama administration says it's taking steps to fix a longstanding problem of improper payments to private health plans that serve 1 in 4 Medicare beneficiaries.

Tags: benefits , pay and benefits , Jon Blum

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:45pm EST

Treasury, HHS, Justice find more areas to cut waste

Cutting back on excess dollar-coins, tackling Medicare prescription drug abuse and prosecuting procurement fraud are just some of the ways the White House says agencies cut back on government waste in 2011.

Tags: management , OMB , HHS , DoJ , Treasury , Campaign to Cut Waste , Joseph Biden , waste , fraud , abuse , Medicaid , Kathleen Sebelius , Neal Wolin , James Cole , U.S. Mint , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 05:14am EST
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Medicare chief steps aside in political impasse

The point man for carrying out President Barack Obama's health care law will be stepping down after Republicans succeeded in blocking his confirmation by the Senate, the White House announced Wednesday.

Tags: Don Berwick , CMS , Congress

Thursday - 11/24/2011, 12:27am EST
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