October 19, 2018
Health insurance is intended to protect patients from high health care costs—but it does not always do so, according to a new survey of 1,495 seriously ill adults and caregivers.
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.
October 17, 2018
From politics to financial concerns, Robert Pearl, a surgeon and former CEO of the Permanente Medical Group, in a Forbes article breaks down the "five intense fears" plaguing doctors today.
October 11, 2018
President Trump in a USA Today op-ed argues that so-called "Medicare-for-All" legislation championed by legislators such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would "end Medicare as we know it," but fact-checkers say Trump's argument included several false or misleading statements.
The news that the next Apple Watch will feature an FDA-cleared electrocardiogram has triggered a war of words among providers, with some saying it will generate invaluable data and others arguing it will just waste patients' time and money.
October 10, 2018
The Department of Justice will allow CVS Health and health insurer Aetna to move forward with their merger provided Aetna divests its Medicare Part D business.
CMS' Bundled Payments for Care Improvement-Advanced Model launched Monday with 1,299 participating entities, and while some participants are excited about the model's prospects, others already are contemplating leaving the model.
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.
Researchers in a recent Health Affairs study estimate U.S. hospitals from 2006 to 2014 spent more on cardiac implant devices than hospitals in the European Union.
October 8, 2018
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan says it will give policyholders up to $550 each year to explore lower-cost health care options.
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