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Millions of Americans might not be able to afford insurance if the Supreme Court rules the government erred in making subsidies available in all states....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Julie Rovner | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell reiterates agency does not have authority to take action if millions lose premium assistance....
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Hundreds of thousands of people who received subsidies under the Affordable Care Act may have underestimated their incomes in 2014 – drawing more assistance than they were entitled to. Now many owe the government money....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Anna Gorman | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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The American Board of Internal Medicine, responding to complaints from doctors, steps back from plans for new standards for physicians’ board recertification, but consumer advocates stress that the board needs to keep focused on patients’ health....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Shefali Luthra | Friday, February 27, 2015
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The website, named Guroo, lets consumers search for prices for 70 medical services across 41 states and the District of Columbia to help inform their decisions on where to seek health care....
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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A Supreme Court decision invalidating subsidies in 37 federal exchange states would lead to sharp premium increases and prompt many to drop coverage, say experts....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Julie Appleby | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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The hospital company disclosed the lawsuit Thursday, which was filed in Florida in 2012 and singled out hospitals in that state for subjecting patients to high-risk procedures and submitting false medical claims. Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports that Gilead...
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Meanwhile, a leading House Republicans says he's heard about a document detailing the Obama administration's contingency plans if the Supreme Court rules against federal exchange subsidies. Such plans were also the subject of GOP questions for Health...
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, February 27, 2015
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A selection of health policy stories from West Virginia, Virginia, Missouri, California, North Carolina and Minnesota....
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, February 27, 2015
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The nation's largest insurer will require doctors to get prior approval for a high-tech version of this surgical procedure, which is one of the most frequently performed in the U.S. The changes result from recommendations from key medical societies that...
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, February 27, 2015
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The price of healthcare premiums on policies sold in the individual market could rise by an average 255 percent in the states that rely on the federal exchange if the Supreme Court decides in favor of the law's challengers in King v. Burwell....
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, February 27, 2015
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News outlets analyze key aspects of the health law provision being challenged and highlight how the arguments in the case, King v. Burwell, could shape up....
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Many outlets offer opinions on the upcoming Supreme Court arguments over a key provision in the health law....
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, February 27, 2015
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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, February 27, 2015
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The proposal, which came from a national veterans task force, would give veterans the choice to receive subsidized private care and convert the Veterans Health Administration into a nonprofit corporation, rather than a government agency....
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican, says he will continue to press for his plan. Also in the news, efforts in Kansas to expand Medicaid and the controversy in Minnesota about the state marketplace....
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, February 27, 2015
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A new regulation takes effect in April that expands the circumstances that enable people to sign up or switch health coverage, even though open enrollment officially ended Feb. 15....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Michelle Andrews | Friday, February 27, 2015
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A selection of health policy stories from Iowa, Mississippi, Minnesota, Maryland, Kansas, New Jersey, Delaware, Colorado, California, North Carolina and Vermont....
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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News outlets also offer more details about Americans who are filing their taxes and finding out that they will have to repay the federal government a portion of the subsidies that helped them afford coverage. And Republicans in West Virginia are backing...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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When the Supreme Court hears arguments in King v. Burwell, the Obama administration lawyers will highlight states' rights issues in their attempts to draw support from key justices. Meanwhile, news outlets continue to examine the impact that the court's...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the Web.
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Though the plan got the nod of the state Senate, the Republican House Speaker said the GOP-controlled House will not consider it because it doesn't have enough support. News outlets also offer the latest Medicaid expansion news from Nebraska and Oregon....
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Federal officials said Wednesday that this development came as a surprise. The finding was announced as part of new enrollment data, including the latest tally -- 8.84 million -- of people who selected or were automatically enrolled in coverage as of...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Doctors and certain other providers got a three-week extension to attest they can "meaningfully use" their digital records systems. Meanwhile, tests show a new electronic billing system for health services is ready to implement even as doctors and hospitals...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Among the resignations was that of Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist and Obama administration health law adviser who became notorious for making statements about "the stupidity of the American voter."...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Guroo.org shows the average local cost of 70 common diagnoses and medical tests in most states. That’s the real cost — not “charges” that often get marked down — based on a giant database of what insurance companies actually pay....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Jay Hancock | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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A selection of health policy stories from Pennsylvania, Texas, Delaware, Georgia, California, New Mexico and Iowa....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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In a letter to Congress Tuesday, the secretary of Health and Human Services says a court decision striking down the subsidies on the federal marketplace would do "massive damage," and the administration would not have authority to fix the problems....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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An investigation into the "dark side" of Gardasil led many in the medical community to pan The Toronto Star's anecdotal findings as not supported by data. In the U.S., the CDC says deaths tied to opioid painkillers spiked in 2012....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Elsewhere, the Department of Defense nears a contractor pick to modernize its electronic health records system....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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The highest rates of uninsurance are mostly in Southern states, where opposition is strong to the health law's option to expand the health program for low-income residents. Meanwhile, Utah's state Senate gives preliminary approval to a plan by the governor...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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As a Medicare payment fix deadline looms, CQ Healthbeat also looks at who stands to be affected -- and it's not just doctors....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Tax-preparer H&R Block says that 52 percent of Americans they are helping file their taxes owe an average of $530 in paying the government back for subsidies because their income changed during the course of the year. Elsewhere, the Department of...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Anthem officials disclosed more information about the theft of personal information for 60 million to 80 million people, including customers who were members of other Blue Cross Blue Shield plans....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Elsewhere, the New Mexico Senate approves a measure to require some state residents with severe mental health illnesses to receive court-ordered outpatient treatment, and an Iowa mental health hospital -- tapped for closure by Gov. Terry Branstad --...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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KHN consumer columnist Michelle Andrews answers readers’ questions about enrolling at this point in marketplace plans, CHIP enrollment and Medicare disability....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Michelle Andrews | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Following up on a critical report in 2013, the California Department of Managed Health Care found Kaiser Permanente had not resolved concerns about providing timely and appropriate access to treatment....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Jenny Gold | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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