How Private Insurers Rip Off Medicare Advantage for Billions of Dollars

Despite its successes in diversifying government health care coverage for seniors over the past 15 years, the Medicare Advantage managed-care program increasingly has come under attack for excessive and unscrupulous billing practices that are costing taxpayers billions of dollars. The Government Accountability Office (GAO), the premier non-partisan watchdog, has repeatedly complained of inadequate auditing by […]

Prioritizing these three things will improve your life — and maybe even save it

VANCOUVER — Want to live longer, enjoy life more and actually find that elusive happiness? Among the dozens of big ideas shared this week at the international TED conference — from a robot that could outperform students on college exams to an ultraviolet light that could kill superbugs — were some simpler, almost obvious, life improvements […]

Gaetz: Why can’t Grandma make it on $35 a month?

She was resplendent in purple, from her shoes to her dress to her scarf to the purple feathers on her purple hat. Lucy Kennedy had planned for days what she would wear when the “two important men” came to the nursing home. What she would say to them she had known for months. After the […]