Opioids, the powerful painkillers that have brought relief to millions only to become a severe health problem of their own, were overprescribed by doctors to an unsuspecting public, a new report states.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled property owners may immediately file suit in federal court to challenge state or local government actions that restrict their property rights, without first going through the state court system.
Oregon state Sen. Alan Olsen (R-Canby) says Senate Republicans walked out of the Senate to prevent a vote on climate legislation in which they were allowed to have not input, that would have harmed their constituents interests.
In another sign of growing impatience with the high cost of prescription drugs, bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House that would limit pharmaceutical companies’ ability to delay the entry of generic drugs into the market.
A new rule announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will allow providers of Medicare Advantage plans to expand the kinds of benefits they offer so they can compete more with each other and attract more participants overall.
The Business Roundtable, an influential association of leading U.S. CEOs working to promote a vibrant U.S. economy through sound public policy, published Reducing Regulatory Overlap in the 21st Century.
A bill intended to increase the number of Americans with health insurance coverage and reduce insurance premium prices is gaining some traction on Capitol Hill with the introduction of several related bills.
The national discussion on what to do about surprise medical bills has overshadowed a bill in Congress that would freeze the practice of hospital consolidation whereby large companies buy smaller hospitals and then raise their prices.
Lawmakers in Wisconsin are resisting calls to expand Medicaid in the wake of a report by the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) claiming expansion would lower premiums in the individual health insurance market by 7 to 11 percent.
The Ohio Senate is trying to tackle rising medical costs with provisions in the chamber’s version of the state’s budget that would ban surprise medical bills and require hospitals and health care providers to be more transparent in their pricing.
Establishing a reinsurance program for the individual health insurance market and requiring large insurers to offer direct primary care coverage in their plans could help Georgia address “continuing problems” in the state’s health care system, a new study
No longer content to let government, hospitals, doctors, and insurance companies shape the nation’s health care system, employers are showing a growing willingness to rein in rising medical costs on their own, concludes a new report by the PwC Health Rese