June Health News

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“Are Surprises Ahead for Legislation to Curb Surprise Bills?”- A Guide “Surprise medical bills — those unexpected and often pricey bills patients face when they get care from a doctor or hospital that isn’t in their insurance network — are the health care problem du jour in Washington, with congressional lawmakers from both sides of […]

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May Health News

“Americans Overwhelmingly Want Federal Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills” “Three-quarters of the public — including a majority of Republicans — want the federal government to protect patients from being stuck with surprise medical invoices after they are unwittingly treated by doctors or medical facilities that are out of their insurance network, a poll released Wednesday […]

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December Healthcare News

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CVS Health and Aetna close $69 billion merger “Nearly one year after agreeing to merge in a bid to reinvent healthcare for Americans, CVS Health and Aetna sealed the deal on (11/28/2018), bringing together one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains and one of the largest health insurers. The $69 billion merger scored approval from U.S. Justice Department […]

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June Healthcare News

Trump Says Drug Companies to Unveil Price Cuts in Two Weeks READ Major pharmaceutical companies will announce “voluntary, massive” cuts in drug prices in two weeks, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, without providing details. Trump signs bill for terminal patients to try unproven drugs READ President Donald Trump signed legislation Wednesday aimed at helping people with deadly […]

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February Healthcare News

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After Months In Limbo For Children’s Health Insurance, Huge Relief Over Deal READ CHIP covers children in low-income families — most can’t afford private insurance and their children might have had to go uninsured. Nationally, about 9 million children get health coverage through CHIP. Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase join forces to tackle […]

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January Healthcare News

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Breathing Fire: Health Is A Casualty Of Climate-Fueled Blazes READ From Puget Sound to Disneyland and east over the Rockies, Americans have coughed and wheezed, rushed to emergency rooms and shut themselves indoors this year as pollution from wildfires darkened skies and rained soot across the landscape. Even for healthy people, it can make breathing […]

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December Healthcare News

The case of the disappearing hospital beds READ Healthcare is leaving the traditional four walls of hospitals. As patients, payers, and providers seek to reduce costs and improve quality, they are relying less on inpatient stays and more on outpatient services. A growing reliance on outpatient services could drive healthcare costs down as costly inpatient […]

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November Healthcare News

5 Things To Know About ACA At Year 5 READ Open enrollment for people who buy their own health insurance starts Wednesday and ends Dec. 15 this year. That’s 45 days, six weeks shorter than last year — and only one of the big changes consumers need to consider. The Trump administration has cut back […]

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