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Medicare Open Enrollment – New Features make Shopping for 2018 Coverage Easier!
10/20/2017 10:59:37 AM
By Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Each October, as the days grow shorter, time seems to speed up. Maybe it’s because we start planning for the looming holidays or begin bracing for the cold winter, but before we know it we’re saying goodbye to one year and ringing in a […]
Viewpoints: Doctors Facing Racism In The Exam Room; Medication’s Role In Curbing Addiction
10/20/2017 08:54:54 AM
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
Policy Perspectives: When It Comes to Health Care, Why Is Compromise So Difficult?; Ideas On How To Move Forward
10/20/2017 08:54:51 AM
Opinion writers offer their thoughts on the outlook for the Obamacare fix advanced by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) as well as on President Donald Trump's recent executive order loosening some restrictions on health insurance and how Medicare prices can help advance efforts at reform.
Research Roundup: Hospital Readmissions; HPV Vaccine; Housing And Asthma
10/20/2017 08:54:48 AM
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.
State Highlights: Minn. Gov. Blasts Medica For $120M Funds Transfer; In Mass., Closing Arguments In Murder Trial Related To Compounding Pharmacy Meningitis Outbreak
10/20/2017 08:54:43 AM
Media outlets report on news from Minnesota, Massachusetts, Texas, New Hampshire, Kansas, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia and Ohio.
Pollution Kills More People Than AIDS, Tuberculosis And Malaria Combined
10/20/2017 08:54:40 AM
A recent study has found just how dangerous pollution is to the world's health. In other public health news: high blood pressure, obesity and cholesterol, tobacco, adult-onset ADHD, broken hearts and concussions.
Prices For Cancer Drugs Creeping Up Much Higher Than Inflation Warrants
10/20/2017 08:54:37 AM
“Some [increases] exceeded inflation drastically and some increased at a slower rate,” said Dr. Daniel Goldstein, the author of the study. “But overall, we’re seeing a gradual creep each year.”
As Medicaid Enrollment Stabilizes, States Seeing Modest Rise In Spending
10/20/2017 08:54:34 AM
The Kaiser Family Foundation's annual survey of 50 states looks at changes expected in Medicaid programs. In other Medicaid news, Pennsylvania's governor vetoes a bill that would impose work requirements for enrollees, Louisiana lawmakers weigh new contracts for managed care companies and New Hampshire approves coverage of gender reassignment surgeries.
Medicare Agency May Have ‘Overcorrected’ When Canceling Cardiac Pay Models
10/20/2017 08:54:31 AM
Also in the news from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the agency will begin evaluating some of the changes put in place by MACRA to reduce Medicare spending.
Court Of Appeals Stays Ruling To Allow Undocumented Girl’s Abortion; Hearing Set For Friday
10/20/2017 08:54:27 AM
The court did, however, allow for the girl to see a counselor -- which Texas law requires before obtaining an abortion. If the stay is lifted, she could decide to seek the procedure later today or tomorrow.