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The rule introduces several targeted changes aimed at curbing some of the losses insurers have faced in the law’s exchanges.
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In other drug-industry news, the Mayo Clinic’s CEO joined Merck’s board this week — a role that he will have to navigate very carefully.
For years the Food and Drug Administration has been raising questions about the accuracy of tests for diagnosing serious illnesses. In other news from Capitol Hill, senators tackle the needs of rural doctors. And Tennessee’s senators look ahead to the potential lack of insurance exchange options for their state’s residents in 2018.
The secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services says better payment options might help prevent doctor “burn-out.” Also, Medicare releases its data showing geographic differences in spending.
The abrupt disappearance of the so-called insurer bailouts could trigger a collapse of the health law’s marketplace. “Obamacare is dead next month if it doesn’t get that money,” President Donald Trump said. “What I think should happen and will happen is the Democrats will start calling me and negotiating.”
Even though the GOP health plan is stalled by intraparty negotiations, some big insurance changes are still in the works.
In a region where bears outnumber people, a small medical facility sets a modern example for rural hospitals on life support.
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Ohio Republicans dismiss Gov. John Kasich’s call to raise the income requirements for families in a state program for medically fragile children, while legislators in Nebraska come in for criticism on plans to cut some state contracts with agencies helping foster families, and Iowa lawmakers weigh changes in the income tax forms that children’s advocates say could lead to more uninsured kids. Other legislative news from Colorado, Texas, Minnesota, Florida and Maryland.
Nearly 80 have closed since 2010, and many more are considered fragile.
The site will offer looks at the Department of Veterans Affairs process and will show if veterans are satisfied with wait times at clinics, a problem that has been plaguing the agency for years.
President Donald Trump is not giving up on getting a Republican health care plan through Congress.
Such efforts have previously failed in the face of opposition from the drug industry, which questions their effectiveness and contends prices reflect research and development costs.
A collection of public health opinions from around the country.
Opinion writers across the country take hard looks at various aspects of the health care system, from what’s happening with the congressional repeal-and-replace debate and state health insurance markets to confidence levels in health data sharing, cost and quality issues and a range of other topics.
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