On its 50th Anniversary, More Than 55 Million Americans Covered by Medicare

New Medicare state-by-state enrollment numbers As Medicare and Medicaid celebrate their 50th anniversary protecting the health and well-being of millions of seniors, people with disabilities and low-income individuals, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released updated Medicare state-by-state enrollment
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Woman Accused of Abusing Special Needs Son Charged in Medicaid Fraud Case

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced her office has filed a second set of criminal charges against a Pittsburgh caregiver accused of overbilling a state disability program in part by forging the signature of her care-dependent brother. Vonda Kay Brown, 44, was charged with three counts of Medicaid fraud, two counts of theft (more...)

Medicare Beneficiary Pleads Guilty to Receiving Kickbacks & Making False Statements

Craig Brown, 46, of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty to receiving kickbacks and making false statements in a health care matter, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 25 years in prison, three years of supervised release, a $1.25 million fine, a $500 (more...)

Pennsylvania Ranks 15th Highest for Insurance Coverage

We know rates of uninsured vary dramatically across states. Yet following the implementation of ACA/Obamacare, there’s been a lot of talk but not a lot of real information consumers can use to compare states by insurance coverage rates. To provide consumers with this critical information, today WalletHub released its (more...)

The Federal Government Is Out of their League on Health Care

Americans for Prosperity Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth’s largest grassroots organization, is reacting to the announcement that Governor Corbett has submitted his Healthy PA plan to the federal government for approval. “Asking the federal government for assistance and approval of a healthcare plan is like asking a little leaguer (more...)

AFP: Pennsylvania Should Steer Clear of ObamaCare

WSJ article highlights continued chaos under the law, says PA director Stefano. Americans for Prosperity Pennsylvania is citing a recent Wall Street Journal piece detailing problems with state-established ObamaCare exchanges as evidence that the Commonwealth should continue to steer clear of the failed and flailing healthcare law, including (more...)

Health Care Plans Fly in Face of Middle Class, Poor

State Rep. Kevin Haggerty D-Lackawanna www.pahouse.com/Haggerty As a state lawmaker I find myself continually disheartened by the inequity among Pennsylvania families’ hard choices when it comes to health care, particularly at a time when there is so much doubt and turmoil in the market for benefits. Yes, I am blessed with a family health (more...)

Pennsylvania Needs To Expand Medicaid Eligibility

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, issued this statement in response to today"s opposition by some House Republicans to the federally funded Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act: "The Republican governors of Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and North Dakota have already agreed to accept federal funds to improve health (more...)

«Russians» – scapegoats?

It feels quite uncomfortable and disturbing for a Russian person to read yet another article about “Russian mafia” or “Russian” frauds. The reader shrieks, as if waiting for a strike from behind, and thinks: we were hardly ever popular, and now with all these blame games... A single month cannot (more...)

Medicare and Medicaid fraud

Government is Going to Fight with Medicare and Medicaid Fraud

At the sixth annual regional Health Care Fraud Prevention Summit held in the University of Sciences (West Philadelphia) the most discussed theme was Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Eric Holder told the forum that for last two years health care system has lost $8 billion just because of fraud. And now federal (more...)

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