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Feds Announce Nationwide Health Care Fraud Sweeps

By Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jun 19
Health care fraud sweeps across the country have led to charges against 243 people, including doctors, nurses and pharmacy owners accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid, the government announced.

Striking a Balance: Are You Paying for Too Much Insurance?

By Alex Veiga | Jun 16
Saving money on homeowners insurance can often take a back seat. Many homebuyers fail to comparison shop for the best policies, potentially missing out on a better deal elsewhere.

Walgreens, Insurers Push Expansion of Virtual Doctor Visits

By Tom Murphy | Jun 15
Millions of people will be able to see a doctor on their smartphones or laptops for everyday ailments once the nation's largest drugstore chain and two major insurers expand a budding push into virtual health care.

HHS Chief: Onus on Congress, States if Health Aid Annulled

By Alan Fram | Jun 11
It will be up to Congress and the states to respond should the Supreme Court annul federal subsidies that are a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's health care law, the administration's top health official told Congress.

Google Will Make Monthly Reports on Self-Driving Cars

Jun 9
Google will release monthly reports on the performance of its self-driving cars, and it disclosed summaries of the 12 accidents that involved the vehicles.

Allstate Will Offer Insurance for Ride-Sharing App Drivers

By Marley Jay | Jun 8
Allstate will start insuring drivers who pick up passengers through ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft.

FDA Taking Another Look at Sex Drug for Women

Jun 5
An unprecedented medical breakthrough could possibly give women the same libido enhancements men have been enjoying since Viagra and other similar medications hit America's pharmacies.

Vast Trove of Medicare Data Details How Billions are Spent

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jun 3
A vast trove of Medicare billing data for 2013 has been released by the Department of Health and Human Services. In the age of big data the more than $600 billion that taxpayers spend annually on the program is getting closer scrutiny than ever.

FEMA Begins Reviewing Sandy Flood Insurance Claims

By Michael Catalini | Jun 1
The Federal Emergency Management Agency said it has begun reviewing flood insurance claims of Superstorm Sandy victims, some of whom have said their damages were underestimated.

CareFirst Says Data Breach Affects About 1.1M People

May 22
In the latest disclosure of a cyberattack against a health insurer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield says that attackers gained access to a database that included the names of 1.1 million people.

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