Social Security recipients cannot opt out of Medicare, appeals court rules

Senior citizens who receive Social Security benefits cannot opt out of Medicare and rely solely on private insurance, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Senators request ACO rule withdrawal

Seven Republican Senators have asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to withdraw a proposed regulation creating accountable care organizations, according to a letter released Tuesday.

Florida passes Medicaid HMO plan with special nursing home provisions

The Florida Legislature has approved a bill to move three million Medicaid enrollees into a managed care program, making it one of the biggest states to do so.