Biden To Roll Back Trump’s Expansion Of Short-Term Health Insurance Plans

The rule, which was proposed last summer as part of a series of actions aimed at lowering health care costs, limits the duration of new sales of these controversial plans to three months with the option of renewal for a maximum of four months total, the administration said Thursday.

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State Public Option Plans Don’t Reduce Premiums, Result In Low Enrollment: Industry-Backed Study

Instead of enacting public option plans, states should target reinsurance programs, a new report from the Partnership for America's Health Care Future argues.

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Nevada Hospital Reports Data Breach Affecting 3,000 Patients

Battle Mountain (Nev.) General Hospital reported a data breach affecting around 3,000 patients in late March, according to HHS.

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Quality Access + Cost: Nevada Healthcare Checkup 2024

There used to be a joke about healthcare in Nevada that went something like this: Where do you go for the best healthcare in Nevada? The airport. The joke doesn’t hold up. Today Nevadans don’t need to leave home to access the healthcare they need. That’s not to say the industry isn’t facing challenges, especially ...

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One Las Vegas VillageMD Location To Stay Open With New Ownership

VillageMD is exiting the Las Vegas market at the end of this month, but one of its six area locations will be keeping its doors open. The VillageMD location on Cliff Shadows Parkway, near the intersection of the 215 Beltway and West Cheyenne Avenue, will stay open and transition its operations to the locally owned ...

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Majority Of Americans Worry About Health Care Costs, Frequently Skip Needed Care

Uninsured individuals are more likely to skip or postpone medical care for more than a year because of cost (63%).

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CMS Proposes 2.6% Bump To Inpatient Pay In Fiscal 2025

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with reactions from hospital industry lobbying groups and organizations. The Biden administration is proposing a 2.6% increase for inpatient hospitals’ payments for the coming fiscal year, a $3.3 billion increase over the current year’s payout, as well as other policy adjustments intended to shore up surgical care coordination, drug ...

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CMS Final Rule On Broker Comp, Health Equity Could Shake Up Medicare Advantage

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized a host of actions ranging from broker compensation, health equity, mental health, supplemental benefits and biosimiliars, in the Contract Year 2025 Medicare Advantage and Part D final rule Thursday night.

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California Budget Deal Gets Early Start On Deficit

Not filling open positions in state government, cutting a school facilities program and several climate initiatives, delaying funding for public transit — these are some of the first steps that California officials plan to take to deal with a looming multibillion-dollar budget deficit.

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Study Finds Medical Debt Relief Doesn’t Always Work

A first-of-its-kind study from Stanford economist Neale Mahoney finds that efforts to help low-income Americans by buying up their medical debt aren’t going as planned.

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