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Flood insurance rate increases for hundreds of thousands of people would be put off under a bill that’s steaming toward passage in the Senate, powered by coastal lawmakers telling horror stories of constituents at risk of losing their homes.
Political claims sometimes take shortcuts with the facts or don’t tell the full story. It seems to be something of an occupational hazard for President Barack Obama: When he talks about his health care law, he’s bound to hit a fact bump sooner or later.
With chronic illnesses like heart problems, diabetes and cancer taking a toll on seniors as well as Medicare’s budget, a bipartisan group of lawmakers proposed a new approach aimed at keeping patients healthier and avoiding hospitalizations.
Homeowners worried that new federal flood maps will send their flood insurance premiums skyrocketing would get some short-term relief under a provision tucked into a massive government-wide funding bill.
More than 100 city ex-workers, including dozens of former police officers and firefighters, were being charged with faking psychiatric problems in order to get federal disability benefits, law enforcement officials said.
For working people making modest wages and struggling with high medical bills from chronic disease, President Barack Obama’s health care plan sounds like long-awaited relief. But the promise could go unfulfilled.
A new study has found that people enrolled recently in Medicaid went to the emergency room 40 percent more frequently than others, often seeking help for conditions that could be treated less expensively in a doctor’s office or an urgent care clinic.
A New England gay rights organization is praising Connecticut’s Department of Insurance for informing insurers they must pay "covered expenses" for treatment related to a patient’s gender transition.
Like many other immigrants, Adonias Arevalo’s parents worried that personal information on their son’s application could somehow draw immigration authorities’ attention to the couple, who emigrated here illegally from El Salvador seven years ago.
President Barack Obama’s choice to head the Internal Revenue Service told senators he will work to restore public trust in the agency in the wake of the tea party scandal even as the IRS takes on new responsibilities with the new health care law.