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  • Uncovering Who's Not Covered After the ACA's Second Open Enrollment Period

    May 05, 2015

    Millions of U.S. residents have gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act. And yet millions still remain uninsured, according to HHS data. Who are those millions? And what do we know about why they are still uninsured? American Health Line looked at the data and spoke with experts to find out.
  • Study: Obesity-Related Costs Could Reach $1.1T if Current Rates Continue

    May 14, 2015

    The study notes that obese adults between the ages of 25 to 85 accumulate $92,235 in average costs related to medical care, disability claims and other factors.

  • The Two-Midnight Rule, Explained

    April 19, 2015

    When a patient arrives at a hospital, he or she can be admitted or put under outpatient observation status, which is meant to determine whether a patient should be admitted or discharged. That seemingly small difference in patient status can have a big effect on both hospitals and beneficiaries when it comes to Medicare benefits and payments.

  • House Panel Releases Updated '21st Century Cures' Measure

    May 14, 2015

    House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (R-Mich.) says the draft bill likely will be marked up by his committee next week.

  • A Critical Look at the SGR Replacement Plan

    March 26, 2015

    After more than a decade of temporary patches to Medicare's sustainable growth rate, there is renewed hope for a permanent SGR replacement. Nearly everyone hates the SGR -- but what would replace it, and how would it change health care?

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