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  Medicare and Medicaid - MSN Encarta
Medicare and Medicaid, programs of medical care for the aged and for the needy, respectively, in the United States.
Medicare is the popular name for the federal health insurance program for persons 65 years of age and over.
Medicare costs are met by Social Security contributions, monthly premiums from participants, and general revenues.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761568111/Medicare_and_Medicaid.html   (949 words)

 Medicare (United States) - tScholars.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Medicare is partially financed by taxes imposed by the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and the Self-Employment Contributions Act of 1954.
Generally, Medicare is available for people age 65 or older, younger people with disabilities, and people with End Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplant).
Medicare processes over one billion fee-for-service claims per year making it the nation’s largest purchaser of managed care [1].
www.tscholars.com.cob-web.org:8888 /encyclopedia/Medicare_(United_States)   (1250 words)

 United States Attorneys' Office - Southern District of Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
United States District Judge Melinda Harmon concluded from the evidence presented that Fleming violated the terms of her supervised release as alleged in the Probation Department's petition.
The United States brought a civil complaint for forfeiture on March 4, 2005, asserting that $1,846,668.98 seized in January 2005 should be forfeited because the money was derived from proceeds traceable to health care fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.
Medicare received, in 2004, at least 69 complaints from beneficiaries disputing claims by Hi-Tech for services or equipment in 2003 that were not delivered.
www.usdoj.gov /usao/txs/releases/March2005/050307-Fleming.htm   (665 words)

 Medicare Eligibility If You Move: CalMedicare.org
If there isn't an Advantage plan in the state where you are moving, or you don't want to join one, you can return to Original Medicare and you are guaranteed the right to buy the Medigap policies A, B, C, or F that are sold in the state where you are moving.
Since Medicare benefits are available only in the United States, it may not be to your advantage to pay the premium for Part B medical insurance if you will be out of the United States for a long period of time.
If you are in a Medicare Advantage plan, contact the MA plan to find out whether you have coverage outside the United States.
www.calmedicare.org /eligibility/move.html   (926 words)

Manifest Destiny was a philosophy that encouraged westward expansion in the United States: as the population of the Eastern states grew and as a steady increase of immigrants entered the country, settlers moved steadily westward across North America.
The United States currently enjoys a positive relationship with the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, and Poland, among several others, in that these nations are participating as active military allies with, or logistical supporters of, the United States in all theaters.
The United States is often under criticism from Western governments and NGOs concerning lengthy detention without trial, forced confessions, torture, and mistreatment of prisoners as well as some restrictions on freedoms of speech and the press, as being violations of their definition of human rights.
www.speedace.info /united_states_of_america_usa.htm   (8119 words)

 Medicare | ElderWeb
Medicare primarily pays for acute care, things like doctor visits and hospital stays, but does pay a little bit of the cost of long term care.
Ever wonder why Medicare is split between Part A and Part B? The two plans cover different services, have different deductibles and co-insurance, are funded from different federal trust funds, and even differ on whether or not they charge a premium for participation.
Medicare HMO - (or Medicare Managed Care) An alternative to traditional Medicare which offers additional benefits and less paperwork in exchange for restrictions on hospitals and other providers which can be used.
www.elderweb.com /home/node/6356   (473 words)

 Medicare (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Medicare is a health insurance program administered by the United States government, covering people who are either age 65 and over, or who meet other special criteria.
Medicare is partially financed by payroll taxes imposed by the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and the Self-Employment Contributions Act of 1954.
Medicare Advantage plans are another way for beneficiaries to receive their Part A, B and D benefits.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Medicare_(United_States)   (2860 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - United States
The United States' trade policy score is 0.5 point better this year, and its fiscal burden of government score is 0.1 point better.
The World Bank reports that the United States' weighted average tariff rate in 2004 was 1.8 percent, down from the 2.6 percent for 2002 reported in the 2005 Index, based on World Bank data.
The United States still does very well in most measures of property rights protection, including an honest and independent judiciary, a sound commercial code and other laws for the resolution of contract and property disputes between private parties, and the recognition of foreign arbitration and court rulings.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Unitedstates   (1480 words)

 Medicare (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Medicare (Canada) is a comprehensive, universal (for all the citizens and permanent residents in the country) public health financing system.
Medicare (Australia) is a similar comprehensive public health scheme.
Medicare (United States) is a publicly funded health insurance scheme for the elderly and disabled only.
medicare.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (75 words)

 Medicare (United States) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
United States (Economy) : pictures related to the United States economy: Medicare Health Insurance
United States (Geography): Cities of the United States (photo survey)
The federal Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (now the Department of Health and Human Services) was created in 1953.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=Medicare+(United+States)   (180 words)

 Cerebrovascular Disease Mortality and Medicare Hospitalization -- United States, 1980 - 1990
Whether the Medicare hospitalization rates reflect a differential in race-specific incidence rates is not known; the only study of stroke incidence among whites during this time period reported an increase from 1980 to 1984 (4), and there have been no studies of incidence among fls.
The continued clustering of high rates of death and Medicare hospitalization in the Southeast suggests a persistence in geographic inequalities in the distribution of factors associated with cerebrovascular disease.
Slowdown in the decline of stroke mortality in the United States, 1978-1986.
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00017154.htm   (958 words)

 NCHS - Publications and Information Products - Health, United States Trend Tables - Medicare
Medicare enrollees and expenditures and percent distribution, according to type of service: United States and other areas, selected years 1970-2004
Medicare expenditures as a percent of total personal health care expenditures by geographic region and State: United States, 1991-98
Medicare enrollees, enrollees in managed care, payments per enrollee, and short-stay hospital utilization by geographic region and State: United States, 1994 and 2002
www.cdc.gov /nchs/products/pubs/pubd/hus/medicare.htm   (197 words)

 Medicare (Canada) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Along with peacekeeping, the CBC ran a poll that found medicare to be one of the most defining characteristics of Canada.
In the United States there are large percentages of the population who are uncovered or only marginally covered, despite higher proportional spending along with large private investment.
Canada's proximity to the United States is also cited as a serious problem, on account of the infamous "Brain Drain" - a phenomenon which describes the migration of Canadian-trained doctors and nurses (as well as other professionals) to the United States, where private hospitals can pay much higher wages and income tax rates are lower.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Medicare_(Canada)   (2366 words)

 Medicare.gov - Medicare Reform 
We have provided information on what features may not work as expected, tips to use in navigating through the site and other options that are available.
The Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder can help you learn about plans in your area by accessing a directory of all Medicare plans with drug coverage in your state or territory.
Medicare Advantage Plans are health plan options that are part of the Medicare program.
www.medicare.gov /medicarereform/local-plans-2007.asp   (456 words)

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The Medicare Program is a set of 6 amendments to Social Security, first passed on 9 July 30, 1965, 8 that provides health 2 insurance for the elderly.
Medicare 4 has two parts, 0 Part A (Hospital 1 Insurance) and Part B 4 (Medicare Insurance, helps 6 cover doctors' services, outpatient 0 hospital care, and 3 some other medical services 2 that Part A does 3 not cover).
Medicare uses the 9 Resource-Based Relative Value Scale 5 (RBRVS) to determine how 9 much money each doctor 5 should earn, although it 4 is criticized for 8 not paying doctors 2 enough because of the 1 low conversion factor.
www.thehealthinsurance.net.cob-web.org:8888 /medicare__united_states__.htm   (294 words)

 Medicare definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Medicare is funded by the Social Security Administration.
Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital stays while Medicare Part B covers physician and outpatient services.
In 1966 the first Medicare card was issued by LBJ to Truman.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=4317   (252 words)

 United States | ElderWeb
Medical Assistance, Medi-Cal, and a variety of other names) was also developed in 1965, and is intended to provide comprehensive health care to people who have no income or assets to cover the costs of their own care.
It is funded half by the federal government and half by the states, and each state has broad flexibility to establish payment rates, determine eligibility, and decide what services they will cover under the program.
This is the only government program that provides for long term care, including nursing home stays of any length, prescription drugs, and some in-home and assisted living services.
www.elderweb.com /home/node/6410?page=3   (261 words)

 :: Russ Feingold :: United States Senator
I have fought for a fairer share of Medicare dollars for states like Wisconsin for years.
It is deeply concerning that in many other states, the reimbursement Medicare pays for a given procedure is much higher than it is in our state, simply because of an outdated Medicare reimbursement formula that favors other states at Wisconsin's expense.
I am proud to have authored the amendment that the Budget Committee agreed to during the fiscal year 2004 budget resolution, which helped make the inclusion of Medicare fairness provisions in the final Medicare prescription drug bill possible.
www.senate.gov /~feingold/issues_strong_medicare.html   (136 words)

 Medicare (Harpers.org)
It was revealed that the Bush Administration threatened to fire the government's chief Medicare actuary if he told Congress that the Medicare bill, which was passed in November by 5 votes, would cost more than $500 billion over 10 years, rather than the $395 billion the administration was claiming publicly.
It is part of United States Government Bureaucracies, which is part of Government Bureaucracies, which is part of Organizations and Bureaucracies, which is part of Connections, which is part of Harpers.org.
The favorite in the race was Russ Carnahan, the son of former Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan and former Senator Jean Carnahan, a vacuous, dull, and uninspiring candidate who enjoyed the support of the Democratic establishment.
www.harpers.org /Medicare.html   (662 words)

 United States - Urban Counties: Entire Medicare Advantage Profile - Medicare Health and Prescription Drug Plan Tracker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
United States - Urban Counties: Entire Medicare Advantage Profile - Medicare Health and Prescription Drug Plan Tracker
The “United States - Urban Counties” profile has 5 topics.
Medicare Beneficiaries with Access to Local MA Coordinated Care Contracts, by Number of MA plans
www.kff.org /medicare/healthplantracker/georesults.jsp?r=3   (101 words)

 Welcome to Operation Restore Trust of Iowa - The Power of One
The United States General Accounting Office estimates that $1 out of every $7 spent on Medicare is paid inappropriately due to error, fraud, or abuse.
From this Web site you can report your Medicare billing concerns, request information or a speaker, learn how to prevent scams and read how others have saved Iowans millions of dollars.
Detecting and preventing Medicare waste, fraud and abuse can be as easy as 1, 2, 3.
www.stopmedicarescams.org   (179 words)

 Medicare chief resigns (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
McClellan, a physician and economist, was one of President Bush's economic advisers and served as the Food and Drug Administration commissioner before he was tapped in 2004 to administer the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
The program got off to a rocky start, and states had to step in to ensure that the poorest of beneficiaries could continue to get their medicine.
But it was the start of a drug benefit under Medicare that was his biggest priority over the past two years.
www.startribune.com.cob-web.org:8888 /1244/story/656258.html   (543 words)

 Medicare.gov - Nursing Home Overview
The purpose of this section is to provide visitors with information relating to Medicaid and Medicare certified nursing homes throughout the United States.
Nursing Home Compare: Provides an interactive tool that allows Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers to access comparison information about nursing homes.
Alternatives to Nursing Home Care: Describes the Medicare covered programs that are available to those in need of Nursing Home Care, but who would rather live in the comfort of their own home.
www.medicare.gov /Nursing/Overview.asp   (458 words)

 Welcome to the White House
"By creating institutions like the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the State Historic Preservation Offices, and the National Register of Historic Places, the National Historic Preservation Act has saved priceless artifacts of American history, and led to four terrific decades of preservation work throughout the United States," said Mrs.
The Medicare prescription drug benefit, passed by Congress and signed into law by the President, is saving seniors money, and in 2007, there will be more plans with coverage in the gap, more drugs covered, and more help from Medicare in choosing the best plan.
President Bush worked with Republicans and Democrats to pass the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), and he was proud to sign it into law.
www.whitehouse.gov   (607 words)

 United States - MSAs: Entire Medicare Advantage Profile - Medicare Health and Prescription Drug Plan Tracker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
United States - MSAs: Entire Medicare Advantage Profile - Medicare Health and Prescription Drug Plan Tracker
The “United States - MSAs” profile has 4 topics.
United States - MSAs: Entire Medicare Advantage Profile
www.kff.org /medicare/healthplantracker/georesults.jsp?r=4   (98 words)

 HHS - Hospital Compare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and organizations that represent hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations, other Federal agencies and the public.
Get the address, telephone number and other important information for all Medicare-certified hospitals in the United States.
Learn about treatments that are known to get the best results for most adult patients with heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgery.
www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov   (276 words)

 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
More Than 30 Million Medicare Beneficiaries Are Enrolled In Prescription Drug Coverage
Secretary Leavitt's Monthly Progress Reports On The Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244
www.cms.hhs.gov /default.asp   (35 words)

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