Public Health Leaders Push Back Against Gavin Newsom’s Budget Cuts: ‘We Cannot Go Back’

Public health leaders raised alarm at proposed cuts to California’s state and local health departments Monday, calling the proposal from Gov. Gavin Newsom “devastating” and “a step backwards.”

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Legal Battle Over Health Costs Could Change Workplace Benefits

An emerging legal battle over workplace health insurance could empower employees to fight back against high costs and put new pressure on their employers. Why it matters: Workers fed up with rising health care costs, which also eat into their wages, are filing lawsuits aiming to hold employers accountable for cutting what they say are bad deals with firms ...

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IRS Announces HSA, HDHP Limits For 2025

Next year, the new limits for health savings accounts and high-deductible health plans are a slight bump, following 2024's largest-ever increase to the amount employees can set aside in their accounts.

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Employers Facing Rising Health Care Costs Get Tough On Providers

Employers trying to rein in rising health costs are also taking the fight directly to health care providers. Why it matters: New transparency around the price of health care services and workers’ mounting frustration with costs are emboldening some employers to get tough in negotiations with hospitals and provider groups. “We can improve quality and can make health care more ...

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Justice Department ‘Upping Its Game’ On Healthcare Antitrust Enforcement With New Task Force

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Thursday it has established a new task force to take on healthcare monopolies and collusion. The task force, called HCMC for short, will guide the division’s enforcement strategy and policy approach in healthcare, including by facilitating policy advocacy, investigations and, where warranted, civil and criminal enforcement in healthcare ...

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Doctors Vs. Hospitals: A Bid To Regulate Hedge Funds Is Dividing California Medical Groups

Some of the most influential and wealthy groups in California politics are squaring off over legislation that would give California’s attorney general oversight of private equity firms and hedge funds acquiring major health care institutions.

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