December 6, 2019
U.S. health spending growth increased at a faster rate in 2018 when compared with 2017, in part because the net cost of health insurance rose more quickly due to the return of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance tax, according to a CMS report released Thursday.
December 5, 2019
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D), who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, on Tuesday released a plan intended to combat inequality in the U.S. health care system.
December 4, 2019
Vermont last week became the second state to submit to HHS a proposal to import prescription drugs from Canada, as President Trump in recent weeks has reiterated his intention to allow states to do so.
November 26, 2019
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.
November 22, 2019
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.
November 21, 2019
Colorado officials on Friday released their final proposal for a state public health insurance option, but the Colorado Hospital Association is raising concerns.
November 20, 2019
HHS on Monday announced the rate of improper Medicare fee-for-service payments in fiscal year (FY) 2019 was at the lowest point since FY 2010.
November 19, 2019
Millennials are experiencing chronic health issues at greater rates than previous generations, which could have a significant effect on their economic potential and health spending in the future, according to a report released this month by Moody's and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
November 12, 2019
CMS on Friday announced that premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts will increase for Medicare Parts A and B for the 2020 coverage year.
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