Latest Medicare News

Early enrollment in Nevada insurance marketplace tops 60,000

Nov. 15, 2019 7:07 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s new health insurance marketplace has enrolled more than 60,000 people in a health plan during the first third of the 45-day enrollment period. Nevada Health Link said Friday that many of the 65,000 people with existing coverage were automatically re-enrolled for...

The Latest: Sutter to pay $45M for kickbacks, overbilling

Nov. 15, 2019 5:46 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a settlement between Sutter Health and the federal government (all times local): 12:00 p.m. The Department of Justice says Sutter Health has agreed to pay more than $45 million to settle a lawsuit by the federal government that it payed doctors in exchange for...

Warren says getting to ‘Medicare for All’ will take 3 years

Nov. 15, 2019 5:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren announced Friday that she would expand public health insurance during her first 100 days in office, but wouldn’t push for passage of a “Medicare for All” program until the third year of her presidency, a timeline that acknowledges how tough it will...

Sutter Health to pay $45M for kickback, Medicare violations

Nov. 15, 2019 4:13 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sutter Health agreed to pay more than $45 million to settle a lawsuit that accused it of paying doctors in exchange for patient referrals and resolve other violations, federal officials said Friday. The company agreed to pay $30.5 to settle a 2014 lawsuit filed by the government...

Ex-Gov. Deval Patrick launches ‘Hail Mary’ bid for president

Nov. 14, 2019 7:46 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Deval Patrick launched what he acknowledged to be a “Hail Mary” bid on Thursday for the Democratic presidential nomination, testing whether voters sifting through an already crowded field are open to hearing from new candidates less than three months before the primary...

Bernie Sanders working to win moderates, Latinos in Nevada

Nov. 14, 2019 5:18 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bernie Sanders is courting voters in Nevada who might not be very politically engaged, as well as moderate Democrats and Latinos, the Vermont senator’s campaign said Thursday. Sanders’ senior adviser Jeff Weaver, in a phone call with reporters marking 100 days until...

Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Patrick announces Dem presidential bid

Nov. 14, 2019 11:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Thursday he is running for president, making a late entry into the Democratic race less than three months before primary voting begins. In an announcement video, Patrick highlighted his poverty-stricken childhood on Chicago’s South...

Agreement: Sanford must hire outside auditor

Nov. 13, 2019 11:17 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An agreement between Sanford Health and the federal government requires the health care system to hire an outside auditor to monitor its billing. The agreement with the inspector general for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services allows Sanford to continue to participate...

Correction: Trump-Politics story

Nov. 9, 2019 8:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 6 about elections in Virginia and Kentucky, The Associated Press reported erroneously that more than twice as many people in Virginia voted in state legislative races than 2015. The number of ballots case Tuesday increased by more than 50% compared with four years ago,...

Harris zeroes in on health care before powerful Nevada union

Nov. 8, 2019 11:53 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Presidential candidate Kamala Harris zeroed in on the Democratic Party's debate over health insurance Friday as she made her pitch to one of Nevada's most powerful political forces, the casino workers' union. Leaders and members of the Culinary Union and its parent organization, Unite...