Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) announced a bipartisan deal Tuesday on legislation to lower drug prices.
Democratic presidential candidates trying to appeal to progressive voters with a call for "Medicare for All" are wrestling with the thorny question of how to pay for such a dramatic overhaul of the U.S. health care system.
Millions of Americans in high-deductible health plans may find it easier to access insulin, inhalers and other treatments for chronic health problems under guidance released Wednesday by the Trump administration.
In a win for the health savings account industry and consumers with certain chronic illnesses, the Trump Treasury Department has broadened the list of preventative care items that may be covered at 100% under a high-deductible health plan before the deductible kicks in. But whether insurers will absorb the new costs or pass them on to employers and consumers in premium increases is a big unknown.
Continuing the implementation of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order to take on high prescription drugs costs, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced today that it will soon begin accepting proposals to implement a significant component of the state’s prescription drug purchasing plan.
The rising cost of health care has become one of the largest sources of stresson American household budgets in the 21st century. More than one-quarterof Americans report problems paying medical bills in the past year, and many are sacrificing spending on basic necessities like food and clothing to pay medical bills. It’s no wonder that nearly 70% of Americans want lawmakers to make reducing health care costs a top priority.
Nearly a quarter of employers will be hit by the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA's) 40% excise tax on high-cost healthcare plans if it is implemented in 2022, according to a new analysis.
Workers tend to stick around longer if their employer offers a wide array of benefits. But the key is to provide the right kinds of benefits depending on the age make-up of the workforce, according to the Paycor report, “The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover With Employee Benefits.”
Joe Biden is proposing massive new subsidies to make health coverage through Obamacare's exchanges cheaper -- as well as a new "public option" that would allow people to buy into a program his campaign says would be similar to Medicare.
Covered California announced Tuesday morning that it expects an average premium increase of 0.8 percent for 2020 in the state’s individual marketplace, the lowest such rate change since the health insurance exchange started business in 2013.