Early retirees and certain self-employed individuals buying insurance on Affordable Care Act exchanges, particularly those managed federally, are hurting the most as they face increased premiums without benefiting from subsidies, including tax credits.
Hospital costs suffer from a deep lack of transparency, but a new "eye opening" report that reveals one common procedure costs nearly eight times more in one Minnesota facility than at another will help to inform policy debate, according to Minnesota's health economist.
While multibillion-dollar mega-mergers at the top of the end of the health-sector chain garner headlines and potential regulatory scrutiny, hospital group consolidations are also concerning experts who believe they may not produce better care and lower costs.
A group advocating on behalf of those suffering from Alzheimer's has a word for Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who recently announced he's investing $100 million in disease research: Welcome to the fight.
Advocates for those living with AIDS are urging a federal health administrator to clamp down on states they claim are illegally denying hepatitis C patients groundbreaking drugs that cure people in eight to 12 weeks.
A bipartisan health bill would slightly decrease the deficit over 10 years and there would be no significant reduction in the number of people with insurance, according to the Congressional Budget Office.