Medicare Rule Changes May Restrict Drug Choices for Seniors

Medicare Rule Changes May Restrict Drug Choices for Seniors

 Medicare rule changes may restrict drug choices for seniors, if a proposal from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is approved by the Obama Administration. The changes are opposed by an unusual coalition of the stakeholders on this issue, including liberal Democrats, conservative Republicans, patient advocates, doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and even the Medicare […]

Health Care Cost Battles Are Heating Up

Health Care Cost Battles Are Heating Up

Health care cost battles are heating up as President Barack Obama goes to war against the rising health care expenses, as evidenced by yesterday’s announcement of proposed cuts in the Medicare payment rate for managed care services. But yesterday’s announcement was merely the latest in a series of moves designed to curtail increasing medical care […]

Bee Health Crisis Spreads to Bumble Bees

Bee Health Crisis Spreads to Bumble Bees

Bee health crisis warnings are growing as the condition known as “Colony Collapse Disorder”  has started to spread  from the domesticated honey bee population to the wild bumble bee population, threatening an essential link in the food pipeline. Since most fruits and vegetables are pollinated by bees, a catastrophic collapse in the bee population could […]