Brevard Crime News


Palm Bay residents Angela Marie Siewert and Michelle Yvonne Welling have been arrested by the West Melbourne Police Department for the purse snatching which occurred on Tuesday in the Wal-Mart parking lot located on Palm Bay Road in West Melbourne.

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Medicare Pilot: Pay For Quality Or Wasteful Political Ploy?

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blow to the Obama administration on Medicare, government auditors Monday called for the cancellation of a costly bonus program for private health plans that congressional Republicans have criticized as a wasteful political ploy.

The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said it’s not clear that the $8.3 billion Medicare Advantage bonus program will improve quality because most of the money is going to plans just rated average. The auditors did find, however, that the bonuses would temporarily ease the pain of unpopular cuts to insurance plans under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law. […]