Some nursing homes gaming the system to improve their Medicare star ratings

Some nursing homes gaming the system to improve their Medicare star ratings

From Science Daily For families faced with the difficult decision of placing a loved one in a nursing home, a government rating system is often the only source of information to determine which facilities are the best. However, a new study of nursing homes in California, the nation’s largest system, by faculty at Florida Atlantic […]

Senior citizens group wants Obamacare tax on Medicare halted

Senior citizens group wants Obamacare tax on Medicare halted

Moratorium on health insurance tax on plans has expired… IMAGE: Vimeo (Ana Michaels, Liberty Headlines) A costly health insurance tax under the Obamacare law, which has been held back under a Congressional moratorium since 2015, will hit this year – and a senior citizens group has launched a campaign to prevent the levy from hitting […]

Hillary’s campaign to lower drug costs is a downer no happy pill can fix

Hillary’s campaign to lower drug costs is a downer no happy pill can fix

By Devon Herrick / NCPA Drug prices have become a campaign issue accompanied by a plethora of bad ideas. Spending on prescription drugs has grown tremendously over the past few decades, mainly due to the increase in the number of diseases and conditions treated using drug therapy. The truth is: most drugs are dirt cheap! Only […]

Meet the bounty hunter who is blowing the whistle on Medicare

Meet the bounty hunter who is blowing the whistle on Medicare

By James Varney / American Media Institute Tucked into an office park is a man who could save taxpayers billions—if the government wanted him to. Chris Mucke is a recovery audit contractor—a bounty hunter, some would call him—tasked with clawing back improper spending in the prescription drug program for older Americans. However, Washington really doesn’t want […]

Medicaid fraud prevention bill receives unanimous support in U.S. House

Medicaid fraud prevention bill receives unanimous support in U.S. House

By Dustin Siggins / Heartland Institute The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bipartisan bill to reduce wasteful spending by prohibiting the federal government from compensating health care providers whose participation in Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has been terminated. House Resolution 3716, the Ensuring Removal of Terminated Providers […]

Fraudulent Medicare, Medicaid, EITC, tax refunds, etc. total $1 trillion since 2003

Fraudulent Medicare, Medicaid, EITC, tax refunds, etc. total $1 trillion since 2003

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock A huge chunk of your tax dollars every year goes straight into the pockets of crooks. Nearly one in three earned income credits (EIC) is fraudulent. And the numbers keep getting bigger every year according to the Government Accountability Office. Please consider GAO: Feds Made Nearly $1 Trillion in Overpayments Since […]