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A laboratory assistant works with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine dedicated to the mouse and rat to study anatomical and functional imaging of the brain and organs on January 23, 2014 at the Neurosciences rechearch Center CERMEP in Bron, near Lyon.  (PHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/Getty Images)

N.J. Authorities Bust Alleged Kickback Scheme To Doctors Who Referred Patients

Thirteen people have been arrested, in what New Jersey authorities said was a scheme to pay illegal kickbacks to doctors in exchange for patient referrals.

06/19/2014

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (file/credit: Comptroller's Office)

NYS Comptroller Report: State Choking On $1.3 Billion In Annual Asthma-Related Costs

The study by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found that Medicaid costs related to asthma were $532 million in 2013, an increase of more than 26 percent over five years.

04/04/2014

Can I Pay For A Dentist With My Health Insurance?

For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.

03/20/2014

Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn. (Credit: CBS 2)

State To Reinvest Medicaid Savings On Hospitals, Health Care

New York State has reached an agreement with federal officials for a waiver allowing the state to reinvest $8 billion in Medicaid savings to support hospitals and improve health care, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Charles Schumer said Thursday evening.

02/13/2014

Screen capture of New York's online health insurance marketplace.

New York Extends Health Care Signup Deadline To Tuesday

New York extended Monday’s deadline for purchasing health insurance to avoid a lapse in coverage on Jan. 1 by one day. New Yorkers now have until shortly before midnight on Tuesday to find a plan.

12/23/2013

Woman Looks At Affordable Care Act Online (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Increase In Medicaid Sign-Ups Could Put Pressure On Health Care System

New numbers released by the government this week, suggest that the Affordable Care Act website is doing better and drawing in many people who are eligible for Medicaid.

12/12/2013

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Three Glaring Changes Needed To Fix Obamacare

Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.

11/18/2013

A bank teller displays $100 bills (file/credit: Oscar Siagian/AFP/GettyImages)

United Way Rushes To Aid Of N.J. Man Who Found Money, Lost Benefits

The Bergen County United Way has rallied support and special donations for a formerly homeless Good Samaritan from Hackensack, N.J. who was stripped of his benefits.

11/10/2013

FILE - A person holds money. (credit: ClipArt)

Man Stripped Of Assistance After Being Awarded Found Money

James Brady found $850 on a Hackensack sidewalk last April and turned it in to police. Brady was awarded the money six months later, when no one contacted police during the required six-month waiting period.

11/09/2013

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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.

07/21/2013

City elected officials announce legislation to crack down on pop-up adult daycare centers, June 6, 2013. (credit: Twitter.com/Christine Quinn)

City Officials Propose Crackdown On Unregulated Medicaid-Funded Senior Centers

Gov. Cuomo’s attempt to rein in Medicaid spending allowed private operators to open adult daycare centers. Since then, the number of the Medicaid-funded centers in New York City has exploded.

06/06/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Conn. Budget Panel To Keep Malloy Hospital Cuts

The General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee was expected to approve a spending bill that keeps one of Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy’s most contentious proposed spending reductions, deep cuts in state aid to hospitals.

04/19/2013

Dr. Jose Katz (katzcardiomedicalcenters.com)

Prominent Cardiologist Admits Record $19 Million Medical Billing Fraud Scheme

A cardiologist with offices in New York City and New Jersey carried out what federal authorities called the largest health care fraud ever recorded by a single practitioner in those states.

04/10/2013

Obamacare supporters celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Health Act on June 28, 2012 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

ObamaCare 101: Separating Fact From Fiction

What does ObamaCare mean for you? The more you understand, the better you’ll fare.

02/28/2013

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Christie’s $32.9B Budget Expands Medicaid, Attempts To Reach Across Aisle

New Jersey’s governor gave his budget address on the heels of a poll showing he is more popular than ever. He pointed out he’s doing something federal lawmakers are not – reaching across the aisle to Democrats.

02/26/2013

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