Department Of Veterans Affairs

Social Security numbers to be removed from Medicare beneficiary cards

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After more than 10 years of warnings by government investigators, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services now has a mandate to remove Social Security numbers from enrollees' cards — a practice identified as one of the top personal financial threats seniors face today.

Providers support House push to expand veterans' healthcare options

Providers support House push to expand veterans' healthcare options

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Providers recently applauded a large bipartisan effort to expand veteran's healthcare options for long-term and post-acute care.

Proposed rules broaden opportunities for veterans needing post-acute care

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Newly proposed rules could impact veterans' nursing home care. One rule would provide more flexibility to veterans in terms of their healthcare benefits under the Department of Veterans Affairs. A separate rule would prioritize government funding for state homes that provide care to veterans.

House passes 2011 budget proposal

House passes 2011 budget proposal

In a 260-167 vote Thursday, the House of Representatives approved the FY 2011 budget, which President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) brokered last week. The budget passed with bipartisan support.