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Spending in employer-sponsored plans reached an all-time high in 2017. Here's how employers are fighting back.

February 15, 2019

Spending in employer-sponsored health plans reached a record high in 2017, and the major cause was higher prices—not higher utilization, according to the Health Care Cost Institute's annual Health Care Cost and Utilization Report released Tuesday.

CVS has been teasing its new, in-store 'HealthHUBs' for months. Here's what's inside.

February 15, 2019

CVS Health recently launched three of its newly remodeled concept stores, called "HealthHUBs," which include spaces for patients to meet with clinicians, labs for blood testing, and more.

Where Democratic presidential hopefuls Delaney, Klobuchar stand on health care

February 13, 2019

Former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.), who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, recently discussed the details of his proposal to implement a universal health care system in the United States, as Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) this week announced she is joining the swath of Democrats seeking the nomination.

FDA aims its fire at 'bad actors' in the dietary supplement industry

February 13, 2019

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb in a statement on Monday announced the agency plans to strengthen its oversight of the dietary supplement industry—starting with a series of warnings and advisory letters to companies making unapproved claims to cure, prevent, or treat Alzheimer's disease and other serious health conditions.

Johnson & Johnson will disclose drug list prices in TV ads

February 12, 2019

Johnson & Johnson on Thursday announced plans to disclose the list prices of its prescription drugs in television advertisements—the most aggressive response yet from a drugmaker to a Trump administration proposal that would make such disclosures mandatory.

To diagnose his near-fatal allergy attacks, this patient became 'Sherlock Holmes.' (And he found the culprit.)

February 12, 2019

When a man with no known allergies experienced two near-fatal anaphylactic reactions, he turned detective to unearth what caused the allergic reactions that almost killed him.

Democrats introduce bill to let Medicare negotiate drug prices

February 11, 2019

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) on Thursday introduced a bicameral bill intended to lower prescription drug costs by allowing HHS to negotiate the prices of drugs covered by Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans.

In the states: California exchange officials call for a reinsurance program, Kentucky delays Medicaid work requirements, and more

February 8, 2019

American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.

As the US uninsured rate declined, more adults became underinsured, survey finds

February 7, 2019

The U.S. uninsured rate has declined since the Affordable Care Act took effect in 2010, but the percentage of underinsured U.S. adults has grown, according to a survey brief from the Commonwealth Fund released Thursday. See the trends, charted.

These 6 senators are asking hard questions about 'surprise' medical bills

February 7, 2019

A bipartisan group of senators this week sent letters to health care providers and insurers to learn more about their out-of-network billing and payment practices—a step toward potential legislation to rein in so-called "surprise" medical bills.

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