Roughly one in three Americans receiving subsidized prescription drugs from Medicare are using commonly abused opioids such as OxyContin, according to a new report.
The Department of Health and Human Services issued a final regulation Friday that will pressure health insurers to cover sex change operations, which could then be subsidized by taxpayers through Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare.
Five individuals who have donated to Democratic politicians pleaded guilty to a scheme that drained Medicare out of $33 million dollars.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage, the private sector part of Medicare, a move that critics say would stick 3.3 million seniors with higher costs and reduced benefits.
The Medicare program and private health insurers spend $3 billion on cancer medicines that are disposed of because the vials hold too much medicine for patients, the New York Times reported.
Prison inmates received $7.7 billion in health care services in fiscal year 2011 through the Affordable Care Act, according to a recent report from Pew Charitable Trusts.
Taxpayers were billed $27 million for thousands of power wheelchairs that were not medically necessary for their users.
The chief executive of a healthcare company who donated thousands to Democrats pleaded guilty to fraudulently bilking nearly $2 million from Medicare.
Jeb Bush unveiled proposals on Tuesday that he said would preserve Medicare and Social Security for seniors while ensuring that funding remains for other priorities such as national defense.
A prominent New Orleans businesswoman and Democratic donor pled guilty to a health care fraud scheme that drained $30 million out of Medicare, the Justice Department announced earlier this month.