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August 23, 2019
RESULT Act Could Clear Way for Alzheimer’s Help, Family Hopes
The FDA has not approved a new therapy for Alzheimer’s disease in 15 years, according to a June 20, 2018 report in Healio Family Medicine.
Health Care
August 23, 2019
Out-of-State Tennessee Medicaid Beneficiaries Discovered
An audit by the Tennessee Office of Inspector General found 16 people living in Georgia received coverage under TennCare, the state’s Medicaid program, and are now under investigation.
Health Care
August 22, 2019
CMS Offers States Help in Establishing Reinsurance Programs
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have rolled out new resources to help states navigate the process of obtaining State Relief and Empowerment Waivers, also known as Section 1332 waivers, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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Health Care
August 22, 2019
Trump Executive Order Aims to Inject New Life into Kidney Treatment
The Trump administration is rolling out new payment rules and incentives under an executive order to deliver better health care for kidney disease, a condition that afflicts 37 million people in the United States and has limited treatment options.
Health Care
August 22, 2019
Study Questioned on Medicare Advantage Hospital Readmission Rates
Hospital readmission rates for enrollees in Medicare Advantage (MA) are slightly higher than for those in traditional, fee-for-service Medicare plans, a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine reports.
Health Care
August 21, 2019
Medicare For All Would Require Huge Tax Hikes On The Middle Class
In many cases, tax burdens would double, and for tens of millions of families, the increased taxes would far outweigh not needing to pay for health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs.

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Health Care
August 23, 2019
By Jake Grant
An audit by the Tennessee Office of Inspector General found 16 people living in Georgia received coverage under TennCare, the state’s Medicaid program, and are now under investigation.
August 23, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
The FDA has not approved a new therapy for Alzheimer’s disease in 15 years, according to a June 20, 2018 report in Healio Family Medicine.
August 22, 2019
By Ashley Bateman, Ashley Herzog
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have rolled out new resources to help states navigate the process of obtaining State Relief and Empowerment Waivers, also known as Section 1332 waivers, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
August 22, 2019
By Madeline Peltzer
The Trump administration is rolling out new payment rules and incentives under an executive order to deliver better health care for kidney disease, a condition that afflicts 37 million people in the United States and has limited treatment options.
August 22, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Hospital readmission rates for enrollees in Medicare Advantage (MA) are slightly higher than for those in traditional, fee-for-service Medicare plans, a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine reports.
August 21, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
In many cases, tax burdens would double, and for tens of millions of families, the increased taxes would far outweigh not needing to pay for health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs.
August 21, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Hospice providers under Medicare commonly deliver poor service that endangers the health of those using the program, the Office of Inspector General in the U.S Department of Health and Human Services reports.
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August 20, 2019
By Chad Savage
You might have missed this big news because the media largely ignored it, but President Donald Trump signed a historic health care health care executive order (EO) a few weeks ago.
August 20, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The Trump administration’s plans to promote transparency in drug pricing suffered a significant, if not entirely unexpected,
August 20, 2019
By Madeline Peltzer
Certified professional midwives in Michigan are now subject to a state occupational licensure requirement.
August 19, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of August 12, 2019
August 19, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) turned down a first of its kind request to provide 90 percent funding for expanding Medicaid to able-bodied adults
August 19, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
The Trump administration is working to permit the importation of less-expensive prescription drugs originally intended for foreign markets.
August 13, 2019
By Robert G. Holland
Over the past 15 years, the Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) has become the Little Engine That Could among school choice programs in the United States.
August 13, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
News flash: Medicare and Social Security, the nation’s two largest entitlement programs, are on the fast track towards bankruptcy.
August 12, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of August 5, 2019
August 5, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of July 29, 2019
August 5, 2019
By Avik Roy
For generations, the prices hospitals charge patients with private insurance have been shrouded in secrecy.
August 2, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
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.
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August 2, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
The issue of Medicaid reform was in the spotlight at a hearing before the Ohio Senate Finance Committee during state budget discussions.
August 2, 2019
By Kim-Lien Nguyen, M.D.
Among the endless metrics for assessing the quality of health care, one that is exceedingly important for measuring physician quality is on the chopping block.
August 1, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Air ambulance companies bill consumers and private insurers 4.1 to 9.5 times more than what Medicare pays for the same service, a study from Johns Hopkins University finds.
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July 31, 2019
By Jeff Reynolds
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.
July 31, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
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.
July 30, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
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.
July 30, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
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.
July 29, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of July 22, 2019
July 29, 2019
By Rocco Cimino
San Francisco has become the first city in the country to ban the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes.
July 29, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
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.
July 26, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
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.
July 25, 2019
By Jake Grant
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
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July 25, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
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
July 25, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
A U.S. Senate panel is considering a bipartisan proposal that could broaden patent protection on discoveries involving natural processes, including human genes.
July 24, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
In a far-reaching executive order, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to spearhead a multiagency effort to assist patients in making informed decisions when addressing their health care needs.
July 24, 2019
By Andrew Whitney
The Michigan Department of Public Health (DHHS) is offering up to eight weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to residents who call a tobacco quit line.
July 24, 2019
By Jake Grant
Within hours of hearing oral arguments, the Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected an effort to stop a petition drive that would put Medicaid expansion on the 2020 ballot.
July 22, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of July 15, 2019
July 22, 2019
By Christina Herrin, Bartley J. Madden
“Free to Choose Medicine increases patient freedom, reduces costs, and delivers potentially life-saving medication to patients with debilitating or terminal illnesses.” - Christina Herrin
July 11, 2019
By Christina Herrin
Americans suffering from debilitating diseases should not have to lobby Congress or Food and Drug Administration (FDA) bureaucrats for special permission to access potentially lifesaving treatments.
July 11, 2019
By Sarah Lee
As the 2020 election creeps closer, candidates are focusing increasingly more on solving one of the most vexing problems Americans regularly encounter: the incredibly high cost of prescription drugs.