Medicaid

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

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes

Brooklyn DA Hynes Launches Collaborative Healthcare Fraud Division, Could Save Millions

DA Charles Hynes kicked off the program by announcing the indictment of Dr. Naveed Ahmad of Brooklyn, who is accused of cheating Medicaid and Medicare of at least $500,000 and perhaps millions more, according to prosecutors.

02/25/2013

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Fact Check Friday: Entitlements

WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot asked factcheck.org researcher Eugene Kiley if it’s really possible, as Democrats prefer, to balance the books without cutting the big three entitlements – Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

11/30/2012

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Republicans Endorse Todd Akin As Senate Chances Slip Away

After Mitt Romney’s 47% don’t pay taxes remark, Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan dubbed the Romney campaign a “rolling calamity” for all its problems and continuing self-inflicted wounds. At this point, she might have to extend that label to Republican efforts to take the majority in the Senate as they flounder and flip flop.

09/27/2012

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Opinion: Paul Ryan And The War on Women

If you like the GOP war on women, you are going to love Paul Ryan. After all, Ryan’s record on women’s health could easily be mistaken for one of W. Mitt Romney’s primary opponents, Rick Santorum.

08/15/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ryan VP Pick Changes Electoral Math

Paul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.

08/14/2012

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Brooklyn Dentist Admits To Fraud In Medicaid Probe

Authorities said Lawrence J. Bruckner of Plainview has also admitted failing to pay taxes on payments he received from other dentists who worked at his clinics.

08/13/2012

$11.7 million worth of prescription pills seized from alleged aggregator (credit: Handout via Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

48 Charged In Multimillion-Dollar Medicaid Fraud Case

The alleged scheme involved high-priced prescription drugs typically used to treat HIV, asthma, and schizophrenia, authorities said.

07/17/2012

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Doctor’s Opinion Of Obamacare

Good, hard-working Americans shouldn’t be forced to contemplate leaving their chosen profession as they are with federal laws such as Obamacare.

07/09/2012

House Republican Leaders (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours

Republican leadership talks about budget cuts. They talk about families hurting and making tough decisions. But when they come to Washington they protect their own budgets.

06/13/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 9 – Recovering Painkiller Addict Blames Doctors For Epidemic

Recovering painkiller addict Michel Green told WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell he was shocked when, after experiencing knee pain, a doctor offered him another addictive painkiller.

05/22/2012

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Union Square Clinic Uses Group Technique To Cut Premature Births

The program at the Institute for Family Health, called CenteringPregnancy, brings women out of exam rooms and into groups for their care.

04/26/2012

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Over $500 Million In NYC School Funds Left Unclaimed; Officials Scramble To Explain

The department has missed out on more than a half a million dollars that taxpayers have been forced to foot the bill for.

12/29/2011

13 NJ doctors have been charged with accepting bribes in exchange for referring patients to one radiology center (Credit:CBS2)

13 NJ Docs Charged In Cash-For-Referrals Scheme

A major bust has resulted in more than a dozen doctors being charged with taking cash payments in exchange for patient referrals.

12/13/2011

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