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UnitedHealth Group Inc. signage stands in front of company headquarters in Minnetonka, Minnesota, U.S., on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s OptumRx unit struck an agreement to ease customers' access to drugs through Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.'s drugstores, a move to help the business compete with rival pharmacy benefit managers. Photographer: Mike Bradley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

UnitedHealth Doctored Medicare Records, Overbilled U.S., Feds Claim

The Justice Department on Tuesday accused giant insurer UnitedHealth Group of overcharging the federal government by more than $1 billion through its Medicare Advantage plans.

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Social Security And How It Relates To The Debt Ceiling

Social Security is largely unaffected by this event because the system has layers of dedicated funding. The program has exclusive claims on payroll tax revenue.

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Medicare voucher concerns for oldest state in nation

Maine lawmakers are expected back home this week, with Congress in recess Monday, and local advocates for seniors say the time is ripe to send them a message on Medicare.

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Looking out for seniors: Maine lawmakers get back to work

As state lawmakers get back to work, advocates for seniors say they should put more focus on the needs of the aging population in the “oldest” state in the nation.

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Trump’s pick to run Medicare and Medicaid has red state policy chops

Verma comes to the job with extensive Medicaid experience. Her consulting firm, SVC, Inc., worked closely with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to design Indiana’s Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

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Is Medicare Advantage right for you?

Medicare enrollees are moving in greater numbers than ever to the program’s managed care option as a way to save money. But the tradeoff is much less ability to use their preferred doctors and hospitals.

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