(Reuters) - Health insurer Humana Inc said on Wednesday that its second-quarter profit rose 18 percent, helped by low medical costs and growth in both its direct-to-customer division and employer-based insurance unit. Full story
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Patients going to a hospital for surgery care about many things, from how kind the nurses are to how good the food is, but Consumers Union (CU) figures what they care about most is whether they stay in the hospital longer than they should and whether they come out alive. Full story
For the first time in history, federal health officials said Friday they will ban certain types of Medicare and Medicaid providers in three high-fraud cities from enrolling in the taxpayer-funded programs for the poor as part of an effort to prevent scams. Full story
The Affordable Care Act ties millions in Medicare funding to patient satisfaction. But the mandated patient surveys may have unintended consequences, critics say. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.
President Obama gave a speech Thursday touting his health care law. Chris Hayes talks with MSNBC Policy Analyst Ezra Klein.
NBC's David Gregory issues a correction on remarks he made earlier regarding a Medicare surtax on payroll checks.
CNBC's Andrea Day reports on a "master at the art of deception" whose crime went on for more than 4 years and included billing Medicare more than $10 million for services not provided.
With less than 100 days until the Affordable Care Act officially takes effect, the Obama administration has launched a new effort to raise awareness about the online health insurance marketplaces known as exchanges. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses.
"Barack Obama has done more than other presidents for veterans," said delegate Henry Hooper, 73, a past state commander for the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States in Tennessee. A Green Beret who served in Vietnam, Hooper talked about the negative experience of some Vietnam veterans return
Mitt Romney writes on a white board as he talks about Medicare during a news conference at Spartanburg International Airport today in Greer, S.C .