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Nearly three-quarters of voters say that health care is the most important issue for them, but fewer than half are hearing much from candidates about... [Read More]
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Seema Verma, who heads the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, tells private insurance officials that a push by some Democrats to expand Medicare would... [Read More]
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The private health plans, an alternative to government-run Medicare, continue to grow.        ... [Read More]
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Health care experts widely expected the Affordable Care Act to hobble Medicare Advantage, the government-funded private health plans that millions of seniors have chosen as... [Read More]
Health policy experts said the decrease is a reaction to insurers' huge profits following hefty premium increases on plans offered this year. [Read More]
The Trump administration wants Medicare for the first time to embrace telemedicine across the country by paying doctors $14 for a five-minute "check-in" phone call... [Read More]
Dr. Christopher Rao jumped out of his office chair. He'd just learned an elderly patient at high risk of falling was resisting his advice to... [Read More]
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Dr. Christopher Rao jumped out of his office chair. He'd just learned an elderly patient at high risk of falling was resisting his advice to... [Read More]
WASHINGTON—Despite Republicans' resistance to the federal health law, the percentage of Americans without health insurance in 2017 remained the same as during the last year... [Read More]
The percentage of Americans with no health insurance in Trump's first year remained the same as during the last year of the Obama administration. [Read More]
The Census Bureau reports that the nation's uninsurance rate was 8.8 percent in 2017 but notes that the rate did increase in 14 states. [Read More]
Sherri and Thomas Croom have been foster parents to 27 children — from newborns to teenagers — during the past decade. [Read More]
When Medicare agreed to pay for a procedure to replace leaky heart valves, the goal was to offer relief to patients too frail to endure... [Read More]
[caption id="attachment—863060" align="aligncenter" width="1018"] "We would not be able to foster without Medicaid," says Sherri Croom of Tallahassee, Fla. Croom and her husband, Thomas, have... [Read More]
Sherri and Thomas Croom have been foster parents to 27 children — from newborns to teenagers — during the past decade. That has... [Read More]
Medicare limits payments for minimally invasive replacement of aortic valves to hospitals with large numbers of heart procedures. But smaller facilities are crying foul. [Read More]
Accountable care organizations were among the key initiatives of the Affordable Care Act, designed to help control soaring Medicare costs. [Read More]
The federal government will overhaul accountable care organizations, an Obama-era innovation. The change could lead to a dramatic decrease in hospitals and doctors participating in... [Read More]
A key initiative of the Affordable Care Act was a program designed to help control soaring Medicare costs by encouraging doctors and hospitals to work... [Read More]
The moves could lead to a dramatic decrease in hospitals and doctors participating in the program, industry officials said. [Read More]
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