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House approves workers' comp changes

...system where prices would be based on federal Medicaid and Medicare rates for procedures and then adjusted through a "conversion...approves the conversion factor under HB 316.Medicaid and Medicare rates are already given a regional geographic adjustment for...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-17/house-approves-workers-comp-changes
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...transforms entitlement programs such as Medicare and Medicaid to help reduce federal spending...whole stance is to knock the hell out of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security," Trump...repeal the health care law, transform Medicare, reintroduce the "doughnut hole" for...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/steve-peoples/2014-04-12
Rich Lowry: Obamacare's master of false assurance

...The penalty for violating the Obamacare honor system is nonexistent.A few weeks ago, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs HealthCare.gov, told reporters "we don't actually have the statutory authority to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-03-30/rich-lowry-obamacares-master-of-f
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...what type of insurers people enrolled with on those marketplaces, said Courtney Jenkins, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In the absence of federal data, The Associated Press surveyed the status of nonprofit insurers in...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-02
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Budget issues can be addressed without more taxes

...rhetoric. Fact: Seniors (65 plus) are covered by Medicare. Fact: Medicare pays for medically necessary transport to hospitals...emergency care facilities when billed. (Source - Medicare.gov) The Mayor can simply direct the borough...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-03-05/budget-issues-can-be-addr
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Today's senior citizens built Alaska for tomorrow's seniors

...forty years. We contributed to the Social Security system and Medicare system throughout our lives. When we began our contributions...retirement fund," not the current term "entitlement program." Medicare taxes were a prepayment of retirement medical insurance. We...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-02-07/todays-senior-citizens-bu
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The party of less work

...made an inapt comparison. "Getting rid of Social Security and Medicare would cause more 95-year-olds to work," he said. "You wouldn't judge whether Social Security or Medicare are good or bad based on what they do to labor supply."No...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-02-09/the-party-of-less-work
Opinion

...from 3.9 percent in 1974 to 3.4 percent today. Meanwhile, autopilot spending on benefit programs like Social Security, Medicare, food stamps and insurance subsidies under the new health care law are growing rapidly as a percentage of the economy.Obama's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-03-0
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...Services are available to everyone in our community including individuals and families with or without insurance, seniors on Medicare and recipients of Medicaid. By bringing together medical, dental, and behavioral health services for all members of the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-19/business-news
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Undone: Dog of a year in Congress whimpers to an end

...government payments might fall sharply for doctors who treat Medicare patients.There's more - much more - as lawmakers grasp...drafting a three-month measure to prevent a 24 percent drop in Medicare payments to doctors, the residue of an ambitious plan for...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-12-08/undone-dog-of-a-year-in-congress-
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