Topic: Donald Berwick
Medicare payments, if bundled, could save the US money. The agency that handles Medicare payments is trying to make incentives to base payments on the quality of care, not the quantity, says a government official.
08/24/2011 10:21 am
An Indiana law that prevents Medicaid dollars from going to Planned Parenthood, an abortion provider, runs afoul of Medicaid law, the Obama administration says. A long legal battle could be ahead, with other states watching to see if they can follow suit.
06/03/2011 08:45 pm
In his weekly radio-Internet address, President Obama accuses Senate Republicans of playing politics with measures that would extend benefits to the unemployed and increase lending to small businesses.
07/17/2010 10:01 am
Recent presidents have made more recess appointments because of partisan gridlock in the Senate, where nominations are held up, analysts say. Obama has made 18 so far. Bush made 171 in his eight years in office.
07/07/2010 09:14 pm
President Obama is still trying to win over public opinion on health-care reform. On Tuesday, he told Maryland seniors that $250 checks aimed at plugging the 'doughnut hole' in prescription drug coverage hit the mail June 10.
06/08/2010 06:23 pm
In education and healthcare, job performance data are lacking – but that's changing.
02/23/2010 11:15 am