Congress Hopes to Have Health Bills by June

U.S. Sens. Baucus and Kennedy return from recess with firm deadlines for healthcare legislation
Originally at Reuters
April 20, 2009 -- The chairmen of two Senate committees drafting legislation to overhaul healthcare told President Barack Obama on Monday they were working together to have bills ready by early June.

CMS to Reduce Medicare Advantage Payments

Providence Health Plan CEO says "everyone will share in the pain."

April 15, 2009 -- Seniors who belong to Medicare Advantage plans may be charged higher premiums and receive fewer benefits next January. This comes on the heels of an announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which intends to reduce payments to managed care plans.


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