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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer

Obamacare failure is on the Democrats

Senate Republicans are planning to vote on their version of the long-awaited health-care replacement bill as early as next week; this is the latest...
Operation

Medicare halts release of much-anticipated data

In the past few years, many seniors and disabled people have eschewed traditional Medicare coverage to enroll in privately run health plans paid for...
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Trump administration waives some Obamacare rules for Alaska

The waiver will allow Alaska to create an insurance pool for people who have one or more of 33 "high cost conditions." HHS...
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How the Medicaid debate affects long-term care insurance decisions

The latest version of the Senate's health insurance bill appeared on Thursday , and it didn't do much to change the drastic reductions in Medicaid spending that were in the...
Doctor and patient

If you miss this Medicare deadline, it could hurt your health

The time to make changes runs from Sunday through Dec. 7. If you're happy with your coverage, you don't need to do anything.It's...
Medicare

Avoid these 3 mistakes when picking a Medicare plan

Changes to your Advantage or prescription drug plans can be made starting Sunday. If your insurer modifies your plan, you could lose coverage...
Obamacare

An Obamacare assistance group got $200,000 in federal funds — and used it to...

An Obamacare assistance group received $200,000 in federal funds and signed up just one person for Obamacare in South Dakota. Nationally, Obamacare navigators...
Medicaid expansion

Nearly 60 percent of top health insurers’ revenue comes from Medicare and Medicaid

The nation's five biggest insurers have almost 60 percent of their combined revenues coming from plans funded by Medicare and Medicaid. The insurers...
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Top federal health agency failed to fix billing problem for years — and may...

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for seven years failed to address a discrepancy in the billing code for the rare disease...
Semma Verma

Medicare chief says it’s time health care caught up to other industries to benefit...

The head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said consumers need greater transparency about health-care prices up front. Patients also should...

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