April 25, 2019
The Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared divided on a case to determine whether the U.S. census can ask respondents about their citizenship status—a move some states and cities have argued would exacerbate undercounting of certain populations and jeopardize Medicaid and other population-based federal funding.
April 23, 2019
Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund likely will be depleted in 2026, according to the trustees' annual report released Monday—an estimate that has not changed since last year's report.
April 18, 2019
Participating in a workplace wellness program encourages employees to exercise and manage their weight, but does not result in better health outcomes or lower health care spending, according to a study published Tuesday.
April 17, 2019
Providing Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with so-called "healthy food prescriptions" could lower the risk of chronic illnesses and lead to billions of dollars in savings, according to a study recently published in the journal PLOS One.
April 16, 2019
Each month, tens of millions of women use menstruation- or pregnancy-tracking apps to log private details about their cycles, sexual activity, and family planning—and in some cases that data might end up in the hands of employers and insurers.
Members of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission on Thursday voted to recommend Congress change statutory language governing Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payments and eliminate a cap on Medicaid drug rebates.
April 11, 2019
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday unveiled a new version of his so-called "Medicare-for-All" legislation that would expand benefits under the bill to include long-term care coverage.
April 10, 2019
U.S. residents in 2018 borrowed an estimated $88 billion to pay for needed health care, according to a Gallup and West Health survey released last week.
Executives from five of the nation's largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Tuesday said they would support legislation to reform PBMs' current drug pricing system by increasing transparency and prohibiting PBMs from charging Medicare and Medicaid higher rates for prescription drugs than pharmacies.
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