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The 1 percent penalty, mandated by the health law, will hit one of every seven hospitals in the country and fall particularly hard on academic medical centers....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Jordan Rau | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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A 50-state analysis details incidence rates of mental illness and access to care across the country....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Lisa Gillespie | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The federal government has invested $15 million in a North Carolina experiment that gives community pharmacists a new role in patient care....
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Smart shoppers will dig deep to find out if their family coverage has one deductible for the whole family or separate “embedded” deductibles for each family member. The answer could make a big difference in your out-of-pocket costs....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Michelle Andrews | Friday, December 19, 2014
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After investing four years in the project, Gov. Peter Shumlin said the timing wasn't right for a universal, publicly funded health care system in Vermont because the current state of the economy would have made the required tax increases difficult for...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The indictments were handed down against company officials, pharmacists and technicians who worked for the Massachusetts company responsible for tainted drugs that led to 64 deaths....
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The latest government data indicates that these insurers have more Medicare Advantage members than any others, and those numbers are likely to get even bigger when Medicare's current open enrollment period closes....
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The latest tracking poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation found the majority of Americans like the requirement that large employers provide insurance for their workers. However, the poll also found that these opinions are easily swayed....
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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A selection of health policy highlights from Illinois, Florida, Michigan, Texas, Minnesota and New York....
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The payments will be reported on the new Open Payments database, which provides details about compensation to doctors from drugmakers and medical device companies....
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The state will receive $75 million over four years to test a medical care billing model. Colorado, in the meantime, has won a $65 million grant to better treat people with mental illnesses....
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the Web.
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Sixty percent of people generally favor requiring large firms to provide insurance or pay a fine. But support falls when people are told businesses could cut back workers’ hours and it increases when they learn that most businesses already provide...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Julie Rovner | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Evidence shows hospice care can extend life and save money, but only if patients and doctors dare ask for the help. One New Yorker said hospice gave her back a normal life — at peace, pain subdued....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Fred Mogul, WNYC | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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But African-Americans aren't seeing as much improvement as Latinos and American Indians because many live in states that have not expanded Medicaid, according to the Urban Institute....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The accounts could be used to pay for education, housing and health care, among other needs. Also in news from Capitol Hill, House Democrats released a report showing how many people in each congressional district risk losing assistance if the Supreme...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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News outlets report on these Affordable Care Act grants, which are part of $620 million in funding provided to 11 states....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The Wall Street Journal looks at how businesses are experimenting with more aggressive and personalized approaches to encourage employees to lose weight. Meanwhile, CVS projects strong earnings growth as a result of specialty drugs and acquisitions....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Elsewhere, a woman accused of defrauding Medicaid to help an undocumented immigrant get prenatal care sees the case against her dismissed....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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A selection of health policy stories from California, Georgia, Virginia, Missouri, New York, Massachusetts, Colorado and Missouri....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The Detroit Free Press explores some of the issues consumers must think about before choosing individual insurance plans sold through the online marketplaces. Other stories look at how the long-delayed mandate requiring large employers to offer insurance...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Elsewhere, The New York Times examines the new surgeon general's resolve on taking sometimes unpopular stances....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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A statewide coalition of business, health care and civic groups has formed in Tennessee to support Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, whose expansion plan faces opposition from some GOP legislators....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The research, which cost $1.3 billion so far, was supposed to follow 100,000 children from birth to age 21 to track biological and environmental effects....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Lisa Gillespie | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Officials say the online site and consumer call centers were extremely busy over the weekend as people sought to buy insurance before the Dec. 15 deadline to have a policy in place for January....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Mary Agnes Carey | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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A federal judge ordered an Irish manufacturer to halt plans to discontinue its widely used medication, Namenda, allegedly to drive patients to a newer drug. The Dublin-based Actavis PLC plans to appeal....
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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If finalized, the two-year pilot program, which Gov. Bill Haslam negotiated with the Department of Health and Human Services, would make Tennessee the 28th state to expand the low-income health insurance program....
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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The New York Times reports on this marketplace phenomenon. Meanwhile, in other news regarding health care costs and quality issues, ProPublica examines the Medicare records for doctors who prescribe the most potent painkillers, the Wall Street Journal...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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A new report by the top watchdog for the Department of Veterans Affairs finds errors in the statistics that were released last spring about the number of veterans who died or were harmed by treatment delays. Meanwhile, the defense spending bill signed...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Seattle's big companies have pushed local hospitals and doctors to meet the kinds of rigorous standards they use to build airplanes or brew coffee, reports The Los Angeles Times. Also in the news are a look at the SHOP exchanges for small businesses...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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A selection of health policy stories from New York, Kansas, Colorado and Missouri.
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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The nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy had languished for months because of his support for gun control measures and his advocacy of the health law....
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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But, in general, healthcare.gov held up okay in the face of a related enrollment surge. In addition, news outlets report that the exchanges in Minnesota and California, joined New York, and extended their Jan. 1 coverage deadline to Dec. 20 and Dec....
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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The justices Monday turned down the state's bid to limit how doctors prescribe pills that are commonly used in early abortions. Without comment, they left intact a ruling that blocks a 2012 Arizona law while a legal challenge plays out....
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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