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The Republicans just passed a tax reform bill that gives the rich and corporations massive tax cuts. Their new tax law also increases the deficit by $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion -- blowing a huge hole in the budget.But they say they have a way to pay...

The chart above shows the cost-of-living increase in Social Security over the last decade. The adjustment for 2018 will be 2%. That's not enough to keep up with inflation (on items seniors spend the most on), but it's the largest increase since 2012.

“If data can be re-identified with no more than SQL, there's no "if" about a leak, and the "when" is history.” [Journalist Richard Chirgwin, Twitter18 December 2017]“But why are medical records so attractive? Well, it turns out that there’s a...

The New Daily,  21 November 2017:The Department of Human Services flagged the illegal sale of Medicare details on the dark web almost a fortnight before the illicit trade was exposed in a bombshell media report, The New Daily can exclu...

The Age, 4 August 2017:State and territory health ministers say hospital treatments and services will suffer under a Commonwealth proposal to withhold budgeted funds and reduce spending.Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has drafted a directive to the...

Recently, the Justice Department arrested over 400 people for medical care fraud. This is a particularly heinous crime, since most of that fraud was in the Medicare program -- the program dedicated to making sure that senior Americans have adequate m...

Less than a week after federal authorities conducted a massive crackdown on medical fraud, arresting more than 400 individuals, the Department of Justice announced that three Ohio-based healthcare companies and their executives would pay $19.5 millio...