January 25, 2019
Per-person spending on insulin for patients with Type 1 diabetes nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016, driven in large part by rising insulin prices, according to a recent Health Care Cost Institute report.
January 24, 2019
The multi-billion-dollar industry for diabetic test strips operates alongside a decades-old "gray market" in which insured patients sell their unused test strips to distributors who resell them for profit.
January 23, 2019
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled 5-4 to allow the Trump administration to ban many transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military while lawsuits challenging the policy move through the courts.
January 22, 2019
CMS on Friday announced new interventions that Medicare Advantage plans will be able to test under the value-based insurance design model, as well as a new model for Medicare Part D designed to make plans take on more financial risk.
January 18, 2019
CMS on Thursday released proposed changes for Affordable Care Act exchange plans that the agency said are intended to lower premiums and reduce regulatory burdens, but some observers said the proposed changes could increase costs for exchange enrollees.
January 17, 2019
The House Oversight and Reform Committee on Monday launched an investigation into how prescription drug companies set prices for their products, focusing on drugs that comprise a large share of Medicare Part D spending and treatments that have experienced significant price increases.
January 16, 2019
A recent Gallup poll shows a majority of U.S. residents believe the U.S. health care system is in a state of crisis or has major problems.
January 15, 2019
The Trump administration is working on a plan that would allow states to choose to receive block grants to fund their Medicaid programs, three administration sources told Politico.
Knee replacement surgeries are becoming increasingly popular in the United States, but while the procedure generally is considered safe, some doctors say the surgery often is performed on patients who do not really need it.
Veterans Affairs (VA) is drafting a proposal to overhaul its health care system and shift billions of dollars in funding from VA-run health hospitals to private health care providers, according to the New York Times.
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