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Federal prosecutors say Ona Colasante billed Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida for medical tests that patients didn't need. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Doctor Faces 200 Counts Of Health Care Fraud 

Federal prosecutors say Ona Colasante billed Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida for medical tests that patients didn’t need.

CBS Tampa–04/24/2014

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Woman Guilty In $20M Medicare Fraud Scheme

A South Florida woman has pleaded guilty to involvement in several health care fraud schemes that cost the Medicare program an estimated $20 million in losses.

CBS Tampa–01/08/2014

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Bumpy Start For Florida Health Insurance Exchange

After months of build-up, Florida residents were met with technology glitches Tuesday as they tried shopping for health insurance for the first time on government-run online marketplaces, a key component of the Affordable Care Act. Many were unable to enroll, but federal health officials stressed the program was nevertheless off to a good start.

CBS Tampa–10/01/2013

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Health Overhaul Confuses Medicare Beneficiaries

Medicare beneficiaries don’t have to do anything differently and will continue to go to Medicare.gov to sign up for plans.

09/12/2013

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3 Get Long Prison Terms In Fla. Medicare Fraud

Three former executives at a South Florida psychiatric hospital have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms for their roles in a $67 million Medicare fraud scheme.

09/11/2013

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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.

07/21/2013

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Seniors & The ACA

In 1965, health care coverage for seniors in America changed dramatically with the passage of Medicare, and largely remained unchanged until 2010, when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. […]

06/17/2013

Obamacare supporters celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Health Act on June 28, 2012 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

ObamaCare 101: Separating Fact From Fiction

What does ObamaCare mean for you? The more you understand, the better you’ll fare.

02/28/2013

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Opinion: Romney Clearly Won The Debate – Again

The debate results are much less lopsided than the first debate, but Obama’s failed promises of the past four years which were clearly expressed by Romney dictate that Obama couldn’t win the debate. Romney won again.

10/17/2012

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Opinion: Paul Ryan’s Dish Washing Is As Fake As Romney/Ryan Budget Math

If you want to know what an empty, meaningless political photo opportunity is look at Congressman Paul Ryan’s drop by at a food bank last week in Youngstown, Ohio.

10/16/2012

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