VENICE, Fla. -- A new report shows Venice Regional Bayfront Health has the highest rate of patient complications in the state. As a result, if those numbers do not improve, the local hospital could soon lose a percentage of Medicare payments.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone. Hoping to simplify things a bit, The Associated Press asked its Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus followers for their real-life questions about the program and the problems they're running into as the March 31 deadline approaches to sign up for coverage in new insurance markets.
President Barack Obama urged Congress to help restore opportunity for Americans but pledged to take action himself Tuesday in his fifth State of the Union address before Congress. Some highlights from Obama's economic and other proposals:
SARASOTA - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report Wednesday on premium costs within the new, online health insurance exchange.
Olympia Jean Snowe McKernan is the senior United States Senator from Maine. She is a Republican and a leading moderate within the party. Snowe has become widely known for her ability to influence the outcome of close votes, including whether to end filibusters.
The United States Senate Committee on Finance approved a proposal to reform health care on Tuesday, clearing it to move forward. The bill passed by a 14-9 vote, gaining support from the committee's thirteen Democrats, and one Republican.