September 21, 2011 A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the number of people getting coverage is running ahead of the administration's estimate of how many young adults would become insured this year under the law.
September 15, 2011 The plans offered by health insurance companies are an alternative to traditional, government fee-for-service Medicare. Nearly 12 million seniors are in the plans, about one-quarter of all Medicare beneficiaries.
September 13, 2011 A provision of the Affordable Care Act that allows young adults to stay on their parents' health plans offset some of the increase in the number of people without insurance coverage.
September 9, 2011 Financial interests have the potential to influence what your doctor decides to do or prescribe for you. ProPublica has a fresh data you can mine to find out if your doctor gets money from drugmakers.
September 8, 2011 A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed cases brought by Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli and Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.
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August 30, 2011 Two economists doubt accountable care organizations, a key tool for improving costs and quality under the federal health overhaul, will be able to temper the medical system's lust for the latest expensive technology. Costs and quality of care are are at stake.
August 29, 2011 A new poll finds that only half of uninsured people are aware that help is on the way from the federal health overhaul. Fewer than a third say they think the law will help them obtain health insurance.
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August 23, 2011 The new bundling proposal would turn Medicare's payment system on its head. Rather than paying hospitals, doctors, and post-hospital caregivers separately, Medicare would provide a single payment for, say, heart attack care.
August 2, 2011 The problem for health care providers – and, potentially, patients – is that a "supercommittee" of 12 members of Congress is charged with coming up with $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction in a very short period of time. Likely near the top of the list to get trimmed will be payments to doctors, hospitals and other health care providers.
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July 28, 2011 The Affordable Care Act will boost the number of people with health insurance by about 30 million over the next decade, while health costs overall will rise by one-tenth of a percentage point more than they would have if the law hadn't passed.
July 19, 2011 School-based health clinics are few and far between. But under the law overhauling health care, the federal government is awarding $95 million in grants to build, renovate or equip such clinics.
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July 11, 2011 Exchanges must be up and running by at the start of 2014, although states must prove a year earlier that they will be ready to go. The federal government will establish exchanges for states that can't or won't do so themselves.
July 5, 2011 This month, the Obama administration reduced premiums by up to 40 percent in 17 states and the District of Columbia where it runs the high-risk insurance programs. It also encouraged other states to follow suit.
July 1, 2011 A task force of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners voted Thursday to endorse legislation that would effectively spare their commissions from being counted as administrative costs.
June 29, 2011 In a 2-1 decision, an appeals court panel in Ohio upheld the individual mandate of the law overhauling the nation's health care system. The ruling is the first by a federal appeals court on the overhaul.
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