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Bucks County Man Gets Long Prison Sentence For Medicare Fraud

A Bucks county man has been sentenced to 14-and-a-half years in prison for a fraud that cheated Medicare out of millions of dollars intended for people who needed hospice care.

05/24/2014

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Stigall Discusses Perceived Connection Between Allyson Schwartz, The Media And Obamacare

Chris Stigall discussed Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz’s decision to make her support for the Affordable Care Act a key issue in her campaign for Governor Wednesday morning on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.

04/23/2014

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Medicaid Patients Less Likely To Get Primary Care Appointment

Study finds privately insured patients are more than 25% more likely to get a primary care appointment than patients on Medicaid.

04/16/2014

Stigall Show Log 4.9.14

Chris reviews yesterday’s Phillies home opener, Attorney General Eric Holder’s testimony on gun safety, and the President’s efforts to eliminate the gender pay gap. He also talks to Victor Fiorillo from Philadelphia Magazine.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–04/09/2014

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Independence Blue Cross

Robert Smith, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Independence Blue Cross, shared some important advice for people who are enrolling in Medicare plans. The enrollment period runs until December 7. Members and prospective members […]

11/11/2013

Stigall Show Log 10.30.13

Chris reviews the apology given by the Obama Administration for the rollout of healthcare.gov, Chris Christie’s huge lead in the polls in the leadup to the election for Governor in New Jersey, and NSA spying on foreign leaders. He talks to Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine and foreign policy expert Ed Turzanski.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–10/30/2013

health care

Open Enrollment Underway For 2 Medicare Supplements

Open Enrollment is underway for two popular Medicare supplements. People over 65 can sign up for extra health and prescription drug coverage.

10/22/2013

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Express Scripts

Rebecca Rabbitt spoke about Navigating Medicare and Healthcare Reform. Express Scripts is offering a free eGuide for seniors with information about healthcare reform and its impact on Medicare, as well as tips on how to […]

10/15/2013

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Feds Force Pennsylvania To Shift Thousands Of Kids From CHIP To Medicaid

More than 50,000 children enrolled in Pennsylvania’s insurance program for low-income families will have to switch to Medicaid now that the federal government has refused to grant the state an exception under the new health care law.

09/11/2013

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Growing Number Of Physicians Selling Private Practices To Hospital Systems

Published reports seem to indicate a growing trend of physicians across the country are scrambling to sell their private practices to hospital systems. Is that happening here?

07/22/2013

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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.

07/21/2013

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New Rules Aim To Save Money For Diabetics On Medicare

New rules are now in place that could have some diabetics on Medicare searching for new testing suppliers.

07/10/2013

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Seniors & The ACA

In 1965, health care coverage for seniors in America changed dramatically with the passage of Medicare, and largely remained unchanged until 2010, when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. […]

06/17/2013

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Pa. Ambulance Firm, Owners Plead Guilty In Fraud Case

A suburban Philadelphia ambulance company and its top two officials have pleaded guilty to federal charges in a scheme that prosecutors said cost the Medicare and Medicaid programs more than $2.5 million in improper payments.

04/02/2013

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Camden County Doctor Pleads Guilty To Healthcare Fraud

A southern New Jersey physician who owns a business that provides home-based medical services has admitted billing Medicare for lengthy visits to elderly patients that they did not receive.

03/31/2013

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