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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

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee, Oct. 29, 2013. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Official Grilled On Health Care Website Woes

“I want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should,” Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner said Tuesday.

10/29/2013

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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

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Seniors & The ACA

In 1965, health care coverage for seniors in America changed dramatically with the passage of Medicare, and largely remained unchanged until 2010, when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. […]

06/17/2013

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

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

Obama (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images); Boehner (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Slams Obama For Refusing To Cut From Social Security, Medicare To Avoid ‘Fiscal Cliff’

As the so-called “fiscal cliff” gets closer, there is still no agreement on taxes and budget cuts in Washington. No deal means everybody’s taxes will go up in a little less than three weeks.

12/11/2012

House Speaker John Boehner outside is office at the U.S. Capitol - Dec. 7, 2012 (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Dueling Fiscal Cliff Deceptions

Factcheck.org’s Rob Farley told WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot that “both sides” are doing the deceiving.

12/07/2012

Social Security Administration (file / credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

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Opinion: Romney Clearly Won The Debate – Again

The debate results are much less lopsided than the first debate, but Obama’s failed promises of the past four years which were clearly expressed by Romney dictate that Obama couldn’t win the debate. Romney won again.

10/17/2012

Paul Ryan (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Paul Ryan’s Dish Washing Is As Fake As Romney/Ryan Budget Math

If you want to know what an empty, meaningless political photo opportunity is look at Congressman Paul Ryan’s drop by at a food bank last week in Youngstown, Ohio.

10/16/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Ty Wright/Getty Images)

Opinion: In Tonight’s Debate Mitt Romney’s Lies Will Catch Up With Him

Romney so misrepresented his record in Denver that it will be hard for the former Massachusetts Governor to walk it back tonight because Romney will be lying about his record to a room full of voters.

10/16/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Romney/Obama: Exchange Barbs Over Obamacare Vs. Romneycare

Obamacare and Romneycare are so associated with President Barack Obama and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney that each took time to field a question about their namesake plan and health care in the CBS Local Presidential Forum.

10/16/2012

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: Joe Biden Schooled Paul Ryan With Facts And Substance

Mitt Romney’s apprentice salesman stepped on the stage last night and delivered his talking points, but little more. Throughout the night, Joe Biden delivered lesson after lesson to the ambitious young Congressman from Wisconsin.

10/12/2012

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