SOCIAL SECURITY: INFORMATION & UPDATES Medicare Medical (Part B) premium varies with income
Medicare Medical (Part B) coverage helps pay for doctors services and outpatient care along with other services.
Most people incorrectly think that the costs of providing Medicare Part B coverage are... Posted on 5/20/13 at 3:49 PM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH DAKOTA Got a Medicare supplement? It’s time to put on your sneakers!
By Denise Pinkney
Were excited to offer the SilverSneakers Fitness Program to our Medicare supplement members.
SilverSneakers is an exercise program designed to keep older adults active and healthy.... Posted on 11/28/12 at 10:44 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Today's Ask Your Government
My question is: Is there a way to have a different number on ones Medicare card? My concern: After years of locking up my Social Security number, I was amazed to find it is now my Medicare... Posted on 2/4/12 at 9:29 PM
HEALTHBEAT The next big health story
What's going to be the big health story of 2012 - health care reform? The impact of state and federal health spending cuts?
Nope. The next attention-grabbing story could well be about the future of M... Posted on 1/12/12 at 2:42 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 100 people, including 14 doctors and nurses, were charged for their roles in separate Medicare scams that collectively billed the taxpayer-funded program for roughly $223 million in bogus charges in a massive bust spanning eight cities, federal authorities said Tuesday.
Kelli Kennedy and Pete Yost, Associated Press
, May 14, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away a challenge from former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and other Social Security recipients who say they have the right to reject Medicare in favor of continuing health coverage from private insurers.
ORLANDO, Fla. — President Barack Obama is drawing new attention to Medicare in the all-important battleground of Florida, taking on his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on an issue that has been more favorable to Democrats.
By Jim Kuhnhenn and Matthew Daly, Associated Press
, September 09, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rebuke to the Obama administration, government auditors are calling for the cancellation of an $8 billion Medicare program that congressional Republicans have criticized as a political ploy.
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
, April 23, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Launched last summer, a $77 million computer system to stop Medicare fraud before it happens had prevented just one suspicious payment by Christmas. That saved taxpayers exactly $7,591.
Kelli Kennedy and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
, February 23, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators unveiled a Medicare overhaul Thursday that features an accelerated transition to private health insurance for many seniors, a gradual increase in the eligibility age, and higher premiums for middle-class and upper-income retirees.
As congressional leaders work to quickly create a debt-reduction package, one grievous cut proposed is a provision in last year’s health care reform law that restores fair Medicare funding to six sparsely populated states including North Dakota.
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