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Indian-American Helps with Life Saving Medication during Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON, TX (TIP):   When a Texas hospital called to request a rare disease medication, an Indian-American CEO of a pharmacy firm got it shipped by to Houston from Orlando by sending his employee to pick […]

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Indian-American Doctor, Wife to Pay $1.2 Million to Settle Fraud Charges

JOHNSON CITY (TIP): A prominent Indian-American doctor and his wife have agreed to pay USD 1.2 million to settle allegations of prescribing unapproved drugs in the US. Anindya Sen, 68, owns two cancer centers in […]

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Indian American Seema Verma sworn in as Healthcare Chief

WASHINGTON (TIP): Indian-American healthcare consultant Seema Verma, on March 14, was sworn-in as the head of a key healthcare agency in the Donald Trump administration. The Senate on March 13 confirmed Verma as administrator of […]

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Indian Americans Dipal Doshi, Sachin Jain, Rupal Patel named Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellows

WASHINGTON (TIP): Indian Americans Dipal Doshi, Sachin Jain and Rupal Patel were among 21 healthcare leaders named to the second annual Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship.The institute announced the Fellows in a July 12 statement. […]

Politics

Indian American-Led “Democrats for Truth” Attacks Ami Bera

Congressman Ami Bera, running for reelection in the state of California has come under attacks by his own party men, this time, surprisingly by a group led by an Indian American, “Sacramento Democrats For Truth.” […]

Business & Economics

Indian American Doctors subpoenaed over Performing Needless Procedures

As many as 293 patients of an Indian-American cardiologist around a small town in Indiana have filed lawsuits against him and two other doctors in his practice claiming that they performed needless procedures. The Indiana […]

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Dark Money in Politics

[quote_box_center] “I’ve covered corrupt regimes all over the world, and I find it ineffably sad to come home and behold institutionalized sleaze in the United States”, says the author.[/quote_box_center] I’ve admired the Clintons’ foundation for years […]

Ami Bera praised Physicians for their hard work and the constant efforts to make healthcare affordable. (Associated Press)
Business & Economics

Indian-American Physicians’ Role Praised by US Lawmakers

WASHINGTON:  US lawmakers have lauded Indian-origin American physicians for their role in passage of a bill by the Congress that reformulates the way physicians are reimbursed for a government health insurance for seniors. Several US lawmakers […]

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Indian-American doctor arrested on charges of taking kickback

WASHINGTON (TIP): An Indian-American doctor in the US has been arrested on charges of receiving kickbacks for referring patients for medical treatment, a March 14 PTI report says. Neil Sharma, who was arrested on Friday, […]

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Former illegal immigrants eligible for ‘amnesty bonuses’ – to get tax refunds

Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Obama’s executive actions could get a windfall from the Internal Revenue Service, a reversal of fortune after years of paying taxes to help fund government programs they were banned […]

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GOPIO Cosponsors First Successful Health Fair

WASHINGTON (TIP): Healthcare is a big issue for new immigrants, especially elderly people. While Medicare is available to virtually all citizens, starting at age 65, immigrants legally present in the U.S. for less than five […]

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From Slavery to Freedom The Journey of American Nation

Story of American Journey from British Occupation to slaving and racially discriminating its own citizens to vibrant Democracy to Crony Capitalism The journey of America from a little known land mass inhabited by primitives to […]

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Indian-origin doctor pleads guilty to taking bribes in US

NEW YORK (TIP): An Indian-origin pediatrician in the US has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running scheme operated by a diagnostic firm. Surender Gorukanti, 46, of […]

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Physician Shortage Estimated to be over 130,000 by 2015

AAPI to advocate for more Residency slots during Legislative Day on Capitol Hill CHICAGO (TIP):With the beginning of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurance coverage is expected to expand to an […]

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Indian-American Physicians to bring Issues before Lawmakers

WASHINGTON (TIP): An influential body of Indian- American physicians is holding its annual legislative day on Capitol Hill March 26-27 to bring issues facing the community before U.S. lawmakers. Association of American Physicians of Indian […]

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Pre-K dominates the first budget of Mayor de Blasio

NEW YORK (TIP): The 109th Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, unveiled his administration’s first city budget on Wednesday, February 12th. The $73.7B budget includes no broad base spending cuts, yet more money […]

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Indian-American physiotherapist sentenced to 10 years in jail

MICHIGAN (TIP): An Indian- American physiotherapist has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay over $10 million in restitution for his role in a multi-million dollar healthcare fraud and money laundering […]

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Obamacare-how caring?

Some 106,185 people signed up for Obamacare in its first month of operation, a period marred by major technological problems with both the federal and state enrollment websites. Troubled HealthCare.gov is unlikely to work fully […]

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Only 248 signed up for Obamacare in first two days

WASHINGTON (TIP: Enrollment in health insurance plans on the troubled Obamacare website was very small in the first couple of days of operation, with just 248 Americans signing up, according to documents released on October […]

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Business & Economics

THE POLITICS OF THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

With the government having lurched into its first shutdown since the 1990s, many commentators are focusing on the potential ill effects that it might have for Republicans. Almost all of these analyses use the shutdowns […]

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U.S. failure to pay bills hurts everyone

If Congress does not raise the debt limit soon, seniors, veterans, kids, among others, are at risk. In an op-ed published in the October 4, 2013 edition of USA TODAY, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew […]

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Obama faces choice on morning-after pill limits

WASHINGTON (TIP): President Barack Obama supports requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill to help prevent unwanted pregnancies. But fighting that battle in court, after a new decision […]

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US House votes to prevent March 27 federal shutdown; Obama reaches out to Senate

WASHINGTON (TIP): Legislation easily passed the US House of Representatives on March 06 to avert another partisan budget battle and a possible government shutdown, and a dinner meeting between President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans […]

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Indian American CEO Goes Bankrupt

NEW YORK (TIP): “My company is now doing business in 20 states and this year we are expecting revenue of $1.5 billion,” This is what the CEO and Chairman of the Universal Healthcare Group in […]

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Obama Vows To Take America Forward

WASHINGTON (TIP): The second inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States took place in a private swearing-in ceremony on Sunday, January 20, 2013 in the Blue Room of the White […]