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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

Stigall Show Log 3.13.13

Chris completes his three day trip to Phillies Spring Training. He talks to General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and former Pitcher, Dickie Noles. He also discusses the Republican budget propsal and how Medicare would be affected and a woman who was arrested for protesting a tax re-assessment.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–03/13/2013

Obamacare supporters celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Health Act on June 28, 2012 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

ObamaCare 101: Separating Fact From Fiction

What does ObamaCare mean for you? The more you understand, the better you’ll fare.

02/28/2013

Supreme Court Upholds Obama's Affordable Care Act

Governor Corbett Negotiating The Politics Of Medicaid

Pennsylvania’s Governor Corbett has not embraced the promise of generous federal funding for a massive Medicaid expansion under President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care law.

02/17/2013

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Business CEOs Pushing Plan To Raise U.S. Retirement Age

A group of top business executives is proposing reforms to Social Security and Medicare, including an increase in the retirement age.

01/17/2013

AFL-CIO Philadelphia President Pat Eiding and Rep. Bob Brady speak to workers about the importance of avoiding federal budget cuts mandated by the "fiscal cliff." (credit: Pat Loeb)

Local Congressman Ready To Act To Avoid ‘Fiscal Cliff’

Congressman Bob Brady joined local labor leaders on Thursday to demand that his colleagues act to spare federal programs.

11/08/2012

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Opinion: Romney Clearly Won The Debate – Again

The debate results are much less lopsided than the first debate, but Obama’s failed promises of the past four years which were clearly expressed by Romney dictate that Obama couldn’t win the debate. Romney won again.

10/17/2012

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Opinion: Paul Ryan’s Dish Washing Is As Fake As Romney/Ryan Budget Math

If you want to know what an empty, meaningless political photo opportunity is look at Congressman Paul Ryan’s drop by at a food bank last week in Youngstown, Ohio.

10/16/2012

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Opinion: In Tonight’s Debate Mitt Romney’s Lies Will Catch Up With Him

Romney so misrepresented his record in Denver that it will be hard for the former Massachusetts Governor to walk it back tonight because Romney will be lying about his record to a room full of voters.

10/16/2012

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CBS Local Presidential Forum Romney/Obama: Exchange Barbs Over Obamacare Vs. Romneycare

Obamacare and Romneycare are so associated with President Barack Obama and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney that each took time to field a question about their namesake plan and health care in the CBS Local Presidential Forum.

10/16/2012

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BLOG: Soc. Sec Payments Going Up, Taxes Too

By Jim Donovan: More than 56 million Social Security recipients will see their monthly payments go up by 1.7 percent next year. The increase, which starts in January, is tied to a measure of inflation […]

10/16/2012

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Opinion: Joe Biden Schooled Paul Ryan With Facts And Substance

Mitt Romney’s apprentice salesman stepped on the stage last night and delivered his talking points, but little more. Throughout the night, Joe Biden delivered lesson after lesson to the ambitious young Congressman from Wisconsin.

10/12/2012

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Opinion: Ryan-Biden Vice Presidential Debate Necessarily Spirited

Both candidates did what they had set out to do. Biden reached out to his base, and Ryan spoke to those who don’t like the direction the country is headed. Republicans are likely not happy that Ryan didn’t deliver the knock-out debate Mitt Romney did a week ago while Democrats are, as previously stated, ecstatic Biden didn’t have a bad night.

10/12/2012

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