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Weekly Line: The midterm issue that could decide coverage for 500K people

October 19, 2018


We're just over two weeks out from Election Day, and health care continues to be a major issue for both voters and candidates this year.

On Trump's fall 2018 health care agenda: Medicare Part D changes, Medicaid premiums, and more

October 19, 2018


The White House and federal agencies this week released their fall regulatory agendas, setting the stage for new health care regulations for the Affordable Care Act's exchanges, Medicaid, Medicare, and more.

ACA repeal might be back on the table, McConnell says

October 18, 2018


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says congressional Republicans could again try to repeal the Affordable Care Act if they gain larger majorities in the House and Senate in the upcoming midterm elections.

Meet Mary Mayhew, CMS' new director of Medicaid and CHIP

October 17, 2018


Mary Mayhew, the former commissioner of Maine's Department of Health and Human Services, is CMS' new deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP.

He sold his Nobel Prize for $765K. Why? To cover health care costs.

October 9, 2018


Leon Lederman, who won a Nobel Prize in 1988 and died Wednesday, sold his prize in 2015 for $765,000 to pay for nursing home care—and he is far from alone in turning to unconventional means to pay for health care.

Meet this year's health care MacArthur 'geniuses'

October 5, 2018


The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announces 25 "genius" grant winners, including four who work in health care or have made contributions to the field.

Congress sends bipartisan, bicameral bill to combat opioid epidemic to Trump

October 4, 2018


The 660-page legislative package seeks to address the opioid epidemic through a variety of public health initiatives to expand access to treatments for opioid use disorders, promote the development of alternative treatments for pain, and prevent the entry of illicit drugs into the United States.

This radiologist took an air ambulance to save his arm—and ended up with a $56,603 bill

October 2, 2018


Radiologist Naveed Khan's recent experience with an air ambulance—and a $56,603 ambulance bill— highlights the rising cost of air ambulances and the limitations states face in regulating such costs.

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