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Father & Son Get Prison For Medicare Scam

A father and son from Grand Prairie were convicted last October of running a $1.4 million Medicare billing scam. They must now each serve more than a decade in prison.

04/01/2014

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Nursing Home Loses Medicare/Medicaid License, Residents Forced To Move

A Dallas nursing home has lost its Medicare and Medicaid license and is being forced to move dozens of residents to new locations.

CBSDFW.COM–03/07/2014

President Barack Obama arrives at Love Field Airport on November 6, 2013 in Dallas. Mr. Obama is traveling in North Texas to speak about healthcare and attend fundraisers. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

President Obama Spends Evening Touting Health Care In Dallas

President Barack Obama spent the evening in Dallas. Air Force One touched down just before 5 p.m. The President spent several hours in North Texas — meeting with supporters and raising money — all while in the visible eye of protesters.

CBSDFW.COM–11/06/2013

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Dallas County Offers Free Flu Vaccines

Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering the seasonal flu vaccine for children and adults.

10/25/2013

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Feds Say Parkland Hospital In Compliance

After almost two years of oversight, federal officials say a Dallas hospital system is in substantial compliance with Medicare program requirements.

08/07/2013

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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

New test for amyloid plaque could hep with Alzheimer's research. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Medicare Won’t Pay For Eli Lilly Alzheimer’s Agent

Eli Lilly & Co. says it will push ahead with a first-of-a-kind imaging chemical designed to help screen for Alzheimer’s disease, despite a negative ruling by Medicare officials.

07/08/2013

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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

An Intensive Care Unit patient is comforted by her daughter. (credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Trustees Say Medicare Exhausted In 2026

The government says Medicare’s giant hospital trust will not be exhausted until 2026, while the date that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund is unchanged at 2033.

05/31/2013

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North Texas Doctor Charged With Fraud

A North Texas physician who ran a now-closed hospital near Dallas has been indicted in a more than $1 million health care fraud investigation.

04/24/2013

A family doctor checks a patient's mouth and throat. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

330,000 Texas Addicts Newly Eligible For Treatment

The Affordable Care Act will make more than 330,000 Texans eligible for addiction treatment next year, but the state’s treatment centers are already at 92 percent of capacity, according to federal statistics.

04/16/2013

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

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