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Even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, the Social Security Administration has been closing dozens of field offices, forcing more and more seniors to seek help online instead of in person, according to a congressional report being released Wednesday. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Social Security Offices Closing, Baby Boomers Forced Online For Help

Even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, the Social Security Administration has been closing dozens of field offices, forcing more and more seniors to seek help online instead of in person, according to a congressional report being released Wednesday.

06/18/2014

Report: Obamacare Website Cost $840M, More Than $150M Spent On Failed Launch (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Woman Claims She Was Double-Billed Signing Up For Obamacare

Janet Shadoin was unable to unenroll from the plan she purchased on the Affordable Care Act online marketplace.

06/17/2014

File photo of a doctor's office. (credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Urge Medicare Coverage For Cancer Test

More than 130 lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to expand coverage for a lung-cancer test under Medicare that could cost the program billions, calling the preventative screening important for vulnerable seniors.

06/17/2014

File photo of a doctor's office. (credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Health Dept. Review Board Lifts Medicare Coverage Ban On Sex-Change Surgery

A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services review board says transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries.

05/30/2014

Physicians are expressing concern that a 90-day grace period rule for health plans covered under the Affordable Care Act will allow insurance companies to deny payment to doctors.  (Getty Images)

Database: Some Docs Getting Millions From Medicare

Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million.

04/09/2014

File photo of a doctor's office. (credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

AP: Medicare Paid Nearly $21 Million To Doctor Linked To Sen. Menendez

Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million.

04/09/2014

This Dec. 2, 2013 photo shows a woman reading the HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace internet site in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Health Policy Expert: Obamacare Enrollment Rate For Hispanics ‘Seems To Be Very Low’

The nation’s largest minority group risks being left behind by President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

03/25/2014

The Obama administration says it's pulling the plug on proposed changes to the Medicare prescription program that ran into strong opposition on Capitol Hill.  (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Administration Drops Proposals For Medicare Changes

The Obama administration says it’s pulling the plug on proposed changes to the Medicare prescription program that ran into strong opposition on Capitol Hill.

03/10/2014

Medicare's top cybersecurity official says the Obama administration's health care website recently passed full security tests, easing her earlier concerns about vulnerabilities. (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Health Care Site Passes Newest Cyber Security Test

Medicare’s top cybersecurity official says the Obama administration’s health care website recently passed full security tests, easing her earlier concerns about vulnerabilities.

01/16/2014

US adults covered by private plans or no plans at all have lower psychological distress than those with public plans such as the Affordable Care Act or Medicare. (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: US Adults With Public Insurance Plans Have Higher Psychological Distress

US adults covered by private plans or no plans at all have lower psychological distress than those with public plans such as the Affordable Care Act or Medicare.

01/09/2014

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