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CMS says nearly 1.7M have signed up for federal exchange plans

November 21, 2019


CMS on Wednesday announced about 1.67 million people have signed up for federal exchange plans so far during the Affordable Care Act's current open enrollment period, down 13% when compared with the first three weeks of last year's open enrollment period.

Becoming a 'parent, for a parent': The unique challenges millennial Alzheimer's caregivers encounter

November 21, 2019


An increasing number of millennials are caring for parents with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, and these younger caregivers face unique challenges along the way.

Colorado has a final state public option plan (but hospitals aren't on board)

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.

House approves stopgap bill to fund federal government, delay Medicaid payment cuts

November 20, 2019


The House on Tuesday voted 231-192 to approve a stopgap spending bill that would fund the federal government through Dec. 20, extend funding for certain health care programs, and delay $4 billion in planned cuts to Medicaid disproportionate-share hospital payments.

How much does your 'free' flu shot actually cost?

November 20, 2019


While patients with health insurance receive the influenza shot at no cost to them, the common health care service serves as an example of how opaqueness in health care pricing can cost patients in the long run, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis.

Improper Medicare payments dip to 9-year low, HHS says

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.

Hospital groups threaten to sue Trump admin over price transparency rule

November 19, 2019


Hospitals and health insurers are criticizing the Trump administration's new rules that aim to increase price transparency in the U.S. health system—and four major hospital groups have threatened to file a lawsuit challenging the regulations.

How Sanders, Warren would shift US to 'Medicare for All'

November 19, 2019


Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who each are seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, on Friday separately announced timelines for implementing their so-called "Medicare-for-All" proposals if they are elected president.

The 12 'rising stars' shaping health care, according to TIME

November 18, 2019


TIME on Wednesday released its first TIME 100 Next list, naming the 100 "rising stars who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, science, health, and more."

Trump admin just dropped 2 major price transparency rules. Here's what's inside.

November 15, 2019


The Trump administration on Friday released rules intended to increase price transparency among health care providers and insurers.

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