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Accountable care organizations, an Affordable Care Act model that rewards providers who produce better quality at lower cost, are showing promise in Wisconsin and Iowa. Meanwhile, a top Medicare adviser outlines other needed changes. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Democrats, in the meantime, try a new tactic -- talking up their commitment to Social Security. Elsewhere, Sens. Kay Hagan and Mark Warner face campaign fights centering largely on the health law. The Washington Post: In Heated Midterm Contests, GOP...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Everyone seems to agree that proton beam therapy--a type of radiation that can attack cancerous tumors while generally sparing the surrounding tissue--is an exciting technology with a lot of potential. But some insurers and disease experts say that,...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Michelle Andrews | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Focus-group research finds that people who received Medicaid coverage under the health law's expansion are generally happy but find roadblock to getting care, The Washington Post reports. The Washington Post’s Wonkblog: Millions Have Joined Medicaid...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, September 22, 2014
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A selection of health policy stories from Hawaii, Louisiana, Kentucky, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Missouri. The Associated Press: Hawaii Public Hospitals Cut While Hurting For Cash Public hospitals...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Officials running the federal health insurance website hope to resolve glitches before open enrollment begins Nov. 15, but warn consumers not to expect a seamless experience. Meanwhile, the unusually low enrollment in Obamacare plans in Iowa and South...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, September 22, 2014
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The New York Times: Children's Health Insurance At A Crossroads Federal financing for a beneficial health insurance program for low-income children, known as the Children's Health Insurance Program or CHIP, will run out next year unless Congress agrees...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, September 22, 2014
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The New York Times examines the growing -- and lucrative -- practice among doctors to call in colleagues to consult during a surgery or afterward. The need is sometimes questionable, and patients often don't even know the second doctor was involved until...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Today's headlines include a variety of stories detailing how health issues are playing in the midterm election campaigns.   Kaiser Health News: A Single Insurer Holds Obamacare Fate In Two States Capital Public Radio’s Pauling Bartolone, working...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, September 22, 2014
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The number of health insurance companies offering plans on the federal health insurance marketplace this fall will increase by 25 percent, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced Tuesday. HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell (Photo...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Mary Agnes Carey | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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One group in Delaware looked at high spending on cardiac monitoring for patients who really didn't need it and encouraged doctors to instead use guidelines from the American Heart Association. Costs fell by 70 percent for the monitoring, a study finds....
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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A federal appeals court in Chicago tosses a lawsuit challenging the administration's delay of the health law's employer mandate -- a case similar to the one that House Republicans plan to file. Meanwhile, advocates for the drug, device and biotechnology...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Los Angeles Times: The Ugly Surprise Of Out-Of-Network Doctors And 'Balance Billing' The New York Times' Elisabeth Rosenthal offered an important lesson in healthcare economics over the weekend that's a must-read for anyone about to undergo a major medical...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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While brand-name drugmakers regularly use coupons to boost sales, it is illegal to induce Medicare Part D enrollees to use them. Meanwhile, a researcher asks members of the public how they would fix Medicare. The Wall Street Journal’s Pharmalot: Did...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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And in Arizona, a judge approved an agreement to expand services for the people with serious mental illnesses, ending a 30-year-old class action lawsuit. NPR: As Run-Ins Rise, Police Take Crash Courses On Handling Mentally Ill A number of high-profile...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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The watchdog agency says the federal government has spent $3.7 billion during the current fiscal year on the marketplaces. News outlets also report on developments related to exchanges in California, Minnesota and Montana. Politico Pro: GAO Urges Better...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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A selection of health policy stories from Florida, Texas, California and Colorado. The Wall Street Journal: Medicaid Bankruptcy Ruling Could Bolster Health-Care Facility Turnarounds A federal judge's recent ruling blocking Medicaid officials from cutting...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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The New York Times reports that a redesign to the federal marketplace will allow a majority of consumers to use a simpler online form when attempting to buy health coverage, and The Associated Press details findings out today by the Department of...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Kaiser Health News provides a fresh take on health policy developments with 'Suits Me?' by Harley Schwadron. And here's today's health policy haiku: MORE THAN A FIXER-UPPER? Confucius might say Healthcare.gov imperfect Enemy of good -Beau Carter If...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Today's headlines include reports about work being done on healthcare.gov in anticipation of the next open enrollment period, which begins in mid-November.   Kaiser Health News: Insurers Hesitant To Cover Many Proton Beam Therapy Treatments Kaiser...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Meanwhile, House Republicans also replaced the law firm handling their lawsuit against President Barack Obama with another Washington firm. The lawyer now handling the case was previously an outside counsel for a House panel when it sued Attorney General...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Kaiser Health News provides a fresh take on health policy developments with ''Worry Sans Frontieres?" by Joel Pett. And here's today's health policy haiku: PRICE TAG TRANSPARENCY How much is that scan? Can we really know? There's a push, from some,...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, September 22, 2014
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The health law mandated that state regulators review health insurance increases of 10 percent or more. Politico Pro: HHS: Consumers Saved $1B From Negotiated Premiums Insurance regulators knocked $1 billion off consumers’ 2013 health premiums by negotiating...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, September 22, 2014
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The Washington Post: Congress Approves Tighter Scrutiny Of Hospices Hospice agencies must subject themselves to government inspections at least once every three years under new legislation approved by Congress, part of a measure that addresses concerns...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Federal officials warned in April that the tool, called a morcellator, can spread undetected cancer. The Wall Street Journal: Gynecologists Resist FDA Over Popular Surgical Tool Doctors nationwide are still using a gynecological tool months after the...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, September 22, 2014
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It was September 2012 and it was life-long smoker Paula Faber's third cancer in a decade, but she did not hesitate. "She was going to fight it every inch of the way," says her husband Ron Faber. Paula and Ron Faber walk their dog Millie in 2009, between...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Fred Mogul, WNYC | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Here’s a health law pop quiz: Which two states have the least successful Obamacare health insurance exchanges? You may guess a state in the Deep South where political opposition to the law is fierce. Or maybe Missouri? It passed a state law saying...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Pauline Bartolone, Capital Public Radio | Monday, September 22, 2014
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