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Administration reverses on end-of-life counseling

(AP) -- Reversing a potentially controversial decision, the Obama administration will drop references to end-of-life counseling from the ground rules for Medicare's new annual checkup, the White House said Wednesday.

dateJan 05, 2011 in Health
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Baby boomers fear outliving Medicare

(AP) -- The first baby boomers will be old enough to qualify for Medicare Jan. 1, and many fear the program's obituary will be written before their own.

dateDec 29, 2010 in Health
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Courts may not get last word in health care fight

(AP) -- Opponents of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law are a cheering a federal court ruling that one of its core provisions is unconstitutional. They may not realize that Obama has a fallback option that ...

dateDec 16, 2010 in Health
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Report details how hospitals can be risky places

(AP) -- Medicare's new chief called for more steps to improve patient safety Tuesday, in the wake of a government report that said one in seven hospitalized Medicare patients is harmed during their stay.

dateNov 17, 2010 in Health
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