Month: April 2016
Why does a knee replacement cost $29,000 in Kansas but $40,000 in next-door Colorado?
Federal regulators proposed a rule Wednesday that will adjust hundreds of thousands of physicians'Medicare payments to reward or penalize them based on how healthy they keep their patients.
Over the course of an hour on Wednesday, Don Goldmannheld his audience spellbound, recounting tales about the mythical Trojan horse, a smooth talker who sold “premium” wine at $2 per bottle for Trader Joe’s, and the calling out of random numbers in a penitentiary that invoked raucous laughter among its prisoners.
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan called on Wednesday for an end to Obamacare's financial protections for people with serious medical conditions, saying these consumers should be placed in state high-risk pools.
From the campaign trail to the halls of Congress, drug makers have spent much of the last year enduring withering criticism over the rising cost of drugs. It doesn’t seem to be working.
Many years ago there was an automobile dealer who pitched his cars on late night television. His commercials were presented in a near shout and with a staccato delivery.
Health Plan of Nevada, a UnitedHealthCare company, is gearing up for the next open enrollment period after reports of it leaving several states.
Administration Says New Rules For Medicaid Plans Will Improve Service For Enrollees
The Obama administration tightened rules Monday for private insurance plans that administer most Medicaid benefits for the poor, limiting profits, easing enrollment and requiring minimum levels of participating doctors.
UnitedHealthcare’s decision to quit insurance exchanges in about 30 states next year has patient advocates concerned that fewer options could force consumers to pay more for coverage and have a smaller choice of network providers.
State Exchange First to Set Quality, Cost Standards for Health Plans
Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace, is the first Affordable Care Act (ACA) health exchange to impose quality and cost standards on health plans and providers.