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City of Dallas pays $2.5 million to settle lawsuit over ambulance claims, and prisoners’ health care bill advances in Texas House: Health care news today
Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011, 12:12PM CST
By Mark Lisheron

A city of Dallas whistleblower helps Texas and the U.S. reclaim $2.5 million in taxpayer dollars in 911 ambulance run overcharging. Texas prisoners getting closer to higher health care payments. California Blue Cross makes an earnings concession as health care costs go off like a fireworks display. And some Dems are joining Rep. Paul Ryan in wanting to get rid of what was supposed to be the Medicare cost-cutting Independent Payment Advisory Board.

Dallas Pays Almost $2.5 million to Resolve Allegations of Improper Claims on Ambulance Runs - Associated Press

Capitol Digest: Prisoner Health Care Bill Gets Panel's OK - Austin American-Statesman

California Insurer Sets Earnings Cap - Wall Street Journal

Medicare Pay Board is Losing Vital Support - Politico
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