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Affordable Care Act Forges Partnership Between Blue Care, Mercy Health

Starting Oct. 1, residents of Kent, Muskegon and Oceana counties who don’t receive employer-sponsored health insurance, or who are Medicare-eligible, will have the ability to select new health insurance products from Blue Care Network of Michigan. The Blues say the new products will be affordably priced and provide access to quality health care services through Mercy Health’s more than 700 local doctors and four local hospitals.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/23/2013

Detroit Area Doctors Charged With Illegal Distribution Of Prescription Drugs

Two Detroit area doctors have been charged with the illegal distribution of prescription drugs and health care fraud, according to a 68-count superseding indictment unsealed this week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/22/2013

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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

Mich. Senate Votes To Extend Health Claims Tax

A continuation of a 1 percent tax on health insurance claims passed the state Senate Thursday, but yet to be resolved is how to ensure the levy brings in enough revenue for Medicaid, which serves 1.9 million low-income Michigan residents.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/18/2013

Health Company Worker Pleads Guilty In $24M Fraud

The U.S. Justice Department says a woman who worked for Detroit medical service companies has pleaded guilty in a $24 million Medicare home health care fraud scheme.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/25/2013

State To Get $1.6M For Health Care Innovation Plan

Michigan will get about $1.6 million to develop its State Health Care Innovation Plan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2013

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

Judge Orders 17-Year Prison Sentence In Drug Fraud

Babubhai “Bob” Patel was accused of billing insurers for expensive prescriptions he never intended to give to customers

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/01/2013

Gynecologist Gets 5 Years For Role In $5.4M Medicare Fraud Scheme

“This doctor exposed patients to electrical currents for neurological testing solely to generate money for himself at the expense of the Medicare program,” U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/10/2012

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Michigan Matters: Stabenow & Hoekstra

Sen. Debbie Stabenow and former Congressman Pete Hoekstra, who is trying to stop her in her third bid for U.S. Senate, have been doing a lot of talking on the campaign trail as they criss-cross the state.

CBS 62–10/26/2012

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