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'Woefully inadequate': Doctors seize on Labor's cancer plan to push for wider rebate hike

Bill Shorten's plan to deliver an extra three million bulk billed cancer consultations could lead to a budget blow-out, as doctors push for larger Medicare rebates across the health system.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Bill Shorten promises $2.3 billion Medicare plan to fight cancer

Labor leader Bill Shorten has delivered his 2019 Budget reply speech, promising "the most important investment in Medicare since Bob Hawke created it".
SBS - Published

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So Much For HIPAA: Medical Records Of 145,000 Rehab Patients Leaked Online [Video]So Much For HIPAA: Medical Records Of 145,000 Rehab Patients Leaked Online

Data breaches and leaks are bad, but some are far more sensitive and potentially damaging than others. Such is the case where some 145,000 patients of an addiction recovery treatment center have had..

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Community Health Matters: Special Needs Dual Plan [Video]Community Health Matters: Special Needs Dual Plan

If you, or someone you know has special needs, be sure to tune in. Dr. Roy Smith, with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee, joins us to tell us about a special needs dual plan, who is eligible..

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Community Health Matters: Employment and Community First Choices program [Video]Community Health Matters: Employment and Community First Choices program

On this segment we talk about services available for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Tonya Copeland, with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee, joins us to to tell us..

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Andrew Yang Attracts Young Voters to DC Rally [Video]Andrew Yang Attracts Young Voters to DC Rally

His supporters like his policies and approach to campaigning.

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Why Americans Postpone Medical & Dental Procedures [Video]Why Americans Postpone Medical & Dental Procedures

Ever delayed a dental or medical procedure because of your wallet? You're far from alone since one in two Americans have postponed a procedure due to cost, according to new research.A study examining..

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A Giant Medicare Rip Off Is Shut Down [Video]A Giant Medicare Rip Off Is Shut Down

Here's the report.

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Who Is 2020 Candidate Tim Ryan? [Video]Who Is 2020 Candidate Tim Ryan?

Business Insider reports that Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan is running for President. He is US Representative for Ohio's 13th district. He's 45 and is married to a schoolteacher. They have one son..

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$1.2 Billion Medicare Fraud Scheme Shut Down by Feds [Video]$1.2 Billion Medicare Fraud Scheme Shut Down by Feds

The Department of Justice has charged 24 people in a $1.2 billion scheme to defraud Medicare. According to Matthew Line, an IRS special agent, the scheme exploited the U.S. healthcare system by..

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2 Investigators: 24 Charged In Medical Supply Phone Scam Costing Medicare $1.2 Billion [Video]2 Investigators: 24 Charged In Medical Supply Phone Scam Costing Medicare $1.2 Billion

2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports the U.S. Department of Justice announced action against 24 people involved with five telemedicine companies for billing Medicare for the more than $1.2 billion in..

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Feds Shut Down $1.2 Billion Medicare Fraud Scheme [Video]Feds Shut Down $1.2 Billion Medicare Fraud Scheme

Feds shut down $1.2 Billion Medicare fraud scheme. The Department of Justice has charged 24 peopl in the scheme to defraud Medicare. It involved doctors, telemedicine and durable medical equipment..

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Introduces Revamped 'Medicare For All' Plan [Video]Sen. Bernie Sanders Introduces Revamped 'Medicare For All' Plan

Sanders and 14 other Democratic senators introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2019 on Wednesday.

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Free Community Health & Wellness Fair [Video]Free Community Health & Wellness Fair

This Saturday, presented by SilverSummit Healthplan and New Hope Church of God In Christ

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Bernie Sanders Introduces Revamped 'Medicare for All' Plan [Video]Bernie Sanders Introduces Revamped 'Medicare for All' Plan

Sanders and 14 other Democratic senators introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2019 on Wednesday.

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FL is key player in medical device fraud scheme described as one of largest in U.S. history [Video]FL is key player in medical device fraud scheme described as one of largest in U.S. history

Medicare; taxpayers robbed of nearly $1 billion, feds say

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24 Charged In Medical Supply Phone Scam Costing Medicare $1.2 Billion [Video]24 Charged In Medical Supply Phone Scam Costing Medicare $1.2 Billion

The U.S. Department of Justice announced action Tuesday against 24 people involved with five telemedicine companies and 130 medical equipment companies for billing Medicare for the more than $1.2..

Credit: CBS 2 Chicago     Duration: 02:19Published

Barack Obama Issues Warning to Democrats About Party Division [Video]Barack Obama Issues Warning to Democrats About Party Division

Barack Obama Issues Warning to Democrats About Party Division The former U.S. president made the comments at a recent event in Germany. They come as some in the Democratic party are drifting away from..

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Medical device scam still targeting seniors and we’re all still paying for it [Video]Medical device scam still targeting seniors and we’re all still paying for it

On a busy main street in Sarasota, federal investigators say the owners of Age Vital pharmacy received more than $37,000 in illegal medical reimbursements for filling bogus pain cream prescriptions for..

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Actions of medical device companies questioned [Video]Actions of medical device companies questioned

In 2016, Medicare paid more than $17 million for telemedicine services compared to just $63,000 in 2001. But federal investigators warn this rapidly growing industry is also being used to exploit..

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Campaign 2020: Medicare for All [Video]Campaign 2020: Medicare for All

Health care is a hot topic on the campaign trail.

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Healthcare Executive Convicted In One Billion Dollar Medicare Fraud [Video]Healthcare Executive Convicted In One Billion Dollar Medicare Fraud

Philip Esformes was found guilty on 20 criminal counts and is facing a lengthy prison term.

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Make the Most of Your Medicare in 2019 [Video]Make the Most of Your Medicare in 2019

Learn how to get healthy and save money through your 2019 Medicare coverage plan. Erica Olsen reports.

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Make The Most Of Your Medicare Coverage [Video]Make The Most Of Your Medicare Coverage

Discover UnitedHealthcare's Medicare Advantage plan

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FTC warns of new Medicare phone scam [Video]FTC warns of new Medicare phone scam

A phone scam is luring victims with hopes of free medical equipment.

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Dems Lean On Progressive Ideas During Forum In Washington [Video]Dems Lean On Progressive Ideas During Forum In Washington

Democrats pitch ambitious progressive ideas during the We The People Summit in Washington, DC.

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Former Colorado Govenor John Hickenlooper Throws His Hat Into The Ring For 2020 Presidential Race [Video]Former Colorado Govenor John Hickenlooper Throws His Hat Into The Ring For 2020 Presidential Race

Former Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is throwing his hat into the ring for the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election. Business Insider shares that While Hickenlooper does not support..

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'You shouldn't have to sell the roof over your head': Labor pledges to slash cost of cancer treatment

Bill Shorten has promised a dramatic expansion of Medicare to cover the out-of-pocket costs for people who are diagnosed with cancer.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Federal Budget 2019: Mental health highlighted, Headspace expanded to adults as Coalition tackles Australia's rising suicide rate

The Coalition has highlighted a commitment to Medicare, with a $1 billion funding boost to primary care and a major investment in mental health.
Brisbane Times - Published

Federal Budget 2019: Adult Headspace to be trialled as government tackles mental health and primary care

The Coalition has highlighted a commitment to Medicare, with a $1 billion funding boost to primary care and a major investment in mental health.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The Age

Health insurers call for Medicare ban on 'harmful' early caesareans

The peak body for private health funds says eliminating "unnecessary" procedures would save funds $80 million per year and slow the rising cost of premiums.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Cost of ageing population soars, now to surpass Medicare by 2028

The cost of an ageing population will eclipse Medicare three years earlier than expected
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Ageing population costs to exceed Medicare

The Australian government's bottom line will take a $36 billion hit from the nation's ageing population in 10 years time.
SBS - Published

Labor promises early Medicare freeze end

All Medicare rebates would go up in line with inflation from the middle of this year if federal Labor wins the next election, the party has vowed.
SBS - Published

Bill Shorten faces call for radical overhaul of private health

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten faces calls to abolish a multi-billion dollar subsidy to the private health insurance industry, which critics describe as a "privatisation of Medicare" by stealth. 
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

GPs join election fight in defence of Medicare

The peak body for GPs is preparing to ramp up the pressure on federal election candidates and sitting MPs in a bid to safeguard Medicare and ensure that no Australian has to go without a doctor's..
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Bill Shorten under pressure to unveil plan for universal dental care

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is under pressure to unveil a comprehensive plan to deliver universal dental care, with the Grattan Institute calling for dental treatment to be covered by Medicare and..
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

X-rays set to be cheaper for patients

The Morrison government has promised to make x-rays and other diagnostic scans cheaper by adding them to the indexed Medicare benefits schedule.
SBS - Published

In Democrats' 'Medicare for All' battle cry, GOP sees 2020 weapon

"Medicare for All" has become a battlecry for many Democratic presidential candidates. Republicans are aiming to use it against them.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The AgeBrisbane Times

Gynaecologist defends IVF and endometriosis Medicare changes

A senior gynaecologist has defended a controversial proposal to shake up Medicare rebates in women's health.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Heart checks get Liberal, Labor approval

The AMA has welcomed a commitment by both sides of politics to fund heart health checks through Medicare from April.
SBS - Published

Heart health GP checks to be available through Medicare

The AMA has welcomed a commitment by both sides of politics to fund heart health checks through Medicare from April.
SBS - Published

Medicare for GP heart health checks

The government will put $35 million towards creating a vaccine to treat rheumatic heart disease, which will help close the gap in indigenous life expectancy.
SBS - Published

Endometriosis treatment costs 'would increase by 20 per cent'

The federal government's Medicare review has created a political firestorm for Health Minister Greg Hunt, with a key report pushing for changes that experts say would drive up out-of-pocket costs for..
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Labor prepares ground for Mediscare 2.0

The opposition health spokeswoman has said the Coalition cannot be trusted to protect the universal Medicare system.
Brisbane Times - Published

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