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The cost of care for Americans living with dementia reaches nearly $215 billion annually. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

Study: Dementia Care Costs US Nearly $215 Billion Per Year, Expected To Double By 2040

The cost of care for Americans living with dementia reaches nearly $215 billion annually.

04/04/2013

File photo of an IV in an operation room. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Health Department: Medicare Won’t Cover Sex-Change Operations

According to a recent decision handed down by the Department of Health and Human Services, Medicare will still not to cover sex change surgeries, despite initial plans to reconsider the matter.

04/01/2013

The Pew study showed that these Americans are afflicted with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or cancer -- and many are diagnosing themselves through the Internet. (credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Scooter Ads Creating False Impression Leads To Scrutiny By Government Doctors

TV ads show smiling seniors enjoying an “active” lifestyle on a motorized scooter, taking in the sites at the Grand Canyon, fishing on a pier and high-fiving their grandchildren at a baseball game.

03/28/2013

The Pew study showed that these Americans are afflicted with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or cancer -- and many are diagnosing themselves through the Internet. (credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Poll: Races, Genders Sharply Divided on Medicare Expansion in Va.

A new statewide poll in Virginia shows a sharp societal divide over the question of whether to expand Medicaid — something that won’t happen for a while in the state because of reform hurdles Gov. Bob McDonnell has set for it.

03/28/2013

President Barack Obama is criticizing a proposed House Republican budget, saying it would turn Medicare into a voucher-like program, cut deeply into programs such as Medicaid and increase tax payments by the middle class in order to achieve promised lower tax rates. (Photo credit  JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Criticizes GOP Budget Plan: ‘Goal Is Not To Chase A Balanced Budget Just For the Sake Of Balance’

President Barack Obama is criticizing a proposed House Republican budget, saying it would turn Medicare into a voucher-like program, cut deeply into programs such as Medicaid and increase tax payments by the middle class in order to achieve promised lower tax rates.

03/12/2013

File photo of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan. (credit: Getty Images)

Ryan: New GOP Budget Resembles Last Year’s Plan

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said Wednesday that the balanced-budget blueprint he’s releasing next week will look a lot like the plan Republicans passed last year.

03/06/2013

File photo of a nursing home. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Report: Medicare Pays More Than $5B To Nursing Homes That Fail To Meet Federal Quality Of Care Rules

Medicare paid billions in taxpayer dollars to nursing homes nationwide that were not meeting basic requirements to look after their residents, government investigators have found.

02/28/2013

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

File photo of Fla. Sen. Marco Rubio. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Warns Obama Against Tax Increases, Spending

Republicans warned Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s second-term agenda would bring more tax increases and escalate deficit spending, vowing that they would guard against Washington-centric policies and help middle-class families rebound from years of tepid economic growth.

02/12/2013

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reported that President Obama is not open to a raise in the Medicare eligibility age. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

White House Flatly Rejects Raising Medicare Eligibility Age Above 65

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney defiantly rejected any provision that would raise the eligibility age of Medicare from 65 years old.

02/12/2013

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