Medicare

High Court Rejects Medicare Challenge
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away a challenge from former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and other Social Security recipients who say they have the right to reject Medicare in favor of continuing health coverage from private insurers. The justices did not comment Monday in…
GOP VP Pick’s Medicare Plan Back In Spotlight
WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Ryan’s blueprint for Medicare could prove as polarizing in the campaign as President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul has been. Even Mitt Romney may not want to go there. Romney’s new running mate has proposed a plan to steer future retirees into…
Vioxx Settlement Nets Wyoming $624,000
Wyoming received more than $624,000 to reimburse Wyoming Medicaid in a national settlement with pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (Merck) regarding their drug Vioxx, Attorney General Greg Phillips announced today.   The settlement resolves allegations that Merck marketed Viox…
Medicare Disruptions Seen If Health Law Is Struck
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has quietly told the courts that tossing out the president’s health care overhaul would have major unintended consequences for Medicare’s payment systems, which handle 100 million monthly claims from hospitals and other providers. In pa…
Town Hall Meetings Stave Off Obamacare [AUDIO]
There was a capacity crowd at a town hall meeting to discuss a possible health exchange Tuesday evening in Evansville. Health Policy Adviser to the Governor Elizabeth Hoy said that Gov. Mead thinks the 2010 Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, however, the way it works, the feds will set up a sy…
Medicare Enrollment Ends at Midnight [AUDIO]
More than 4,000 Wyomingites have saved money on prescription medications, usually about 600 dollars a year, through Medicare, but the open enrollment period ends tonight. K2 Radio talked to Mike Fierberg, public affairs specialist with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, also known as CM…