November 26, 2019
Brigham Young University-Idaho this month suddenly announced that it will no longer accept Medicaid as an adequate health insurance option for students, meaning students who are covered exclusively by Medicaid either must purchase additional coverage or leave the school.
FDA in recent years has approved a record number of generic drugs to treat cancer, heart conditions, and other diseases, but many patients do not have access to the lower-cost treatments and are forced to rely on higher-cost, brand-name drugs.
Three advocacy groups on behalf of four Medicaid beneficiaries last week filed a lawsuit seeking to block Michigan from implementing Medicaid work requirements that HHS approved last year.
November 25, 2019
U.S. residents with employer-sponsored health plans are contributing an increasingly large portion of their incomes to deductibles and premiums, with those contributions rising at faster rates than the median income in recent years, according to a report released Thursday by the Commonwealth Fund.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D) on Sunday announced that he has entered the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, and a video launching his campaign touched on his views regarding health care reform.
Hundreds of hospitals last week filed lawsuits claiming HHS illegally reduced their Medicare reimbursements.
November 22, 2019
President Trump late Thursday signed into law a stopgap bill that averts a government shutdown by funding the federal government, including various health programs, through Dec. 20 and delays $4 billion in planned cuts to Medicaid disproportionate-share hospital payments.
In the United States, commercially insured patients are struggling to find in-network mental health providers, forcing many to seek out-of-network care at rates above those for other conditions—despite the federal mental health parity law, according to a report published by Milliman on Wednesday.
Tennessee this week formally submitted to CMS a controversial Medicaid waiver proposal to convert the state's Medicaid financing structure from an open-ended federal funding system into a block-grant system—a proposal that is widely supported by conservatives but is likely to face legal challenges if approved.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
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