Politics & Government

House passes bill changing Medicare fee formula

The House overwhelmingly approves sweeping changes to the Medicare system. The measure would establish a new formula for paying doctors and end a problem that has bedeviled the nation’s health care system for more than a decade. It would also increase premiums for some higher income beneficiaries and extend a popular health insurance program for children.

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Army charges will spare Sgt. Bergdahl from death penalty

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl dodges a legal bullet when the Army charges him with desertion but refrains from accusing him of a capital crime. He will also be court-martialed on charges of endangering the safety of other soldiers and improper conduct with the Taliban, which captured him in 2009 and held him captive for almost 5 years.

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