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How Obamacare, Medicare And 'Medicare For All' Muddy The Campaign Trail

How Obamacare, Medicare And 'Medicare For All' Muddy The Campaign Trail

By Shefali Luthra | May 18
The health care debate has Democrats on Capitol Hill and the presidential campaign trail facing renewed pressure to make clear where they stand.

Scrap 'Obamacare'? Maybe Not All, Says Trump Administration

Scrap 'Obamacare'? Maybe Not All, Says Trump Administration

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | May 10
The Trump administration is arguing in court that the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down as unconstitutional. But at the same time, Justice Department lawyers recently suggested that federal judges could salvage its anti-fraud provisions.

A Big Hearing For 'Medicare-For-All' — In A Small Room

A Big Hearing For 'Medicare-For-All' — In A Small Room

By Julie Rovner | May 2
The first congressional hearing on a "Medicare-for-all" bill in at least a decade took place Tuesday, but without the usual phalanx of T-shirted supporters — or even the presidential candidates — who have been pushing the bill.

Patients Caught in Middle of Fight Between Health Care Behemoths

Patients Caught in Middle of Fight Between Health Care Behemoths

By Steven Findlay | Apr 29
Among the issues at stake are consumers' access to care; the disruption people experience when forced to switch doctors while changing insurance plans; the pricing power of health care monopolies; and the leeway states have to oversee those practices.

Americans Overwhelmingly Want Federal Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills

Americans Overwhelmingly Want Federal Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills

Apr 26
Three-quarters of the public want the federal government to protect patients from being stuck with surprise medical invoices after they are unwittingly treated by doctors or medical facilities that are out of their insurance network.

Judge Blocks Trump's Small-Business Health Insurance Plan

Judge Blocks Trump's Small-Business Health Insurance Plan

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Apr 1
A federal judge has struck down a small-business health insurance plan widely touted by President Donald Trump, the second setback in a week for the administration's health care initiatives.

House Democrats to Unveil Affordable Care Act Rescue Package

House Democrats to Unveil Affordable Care Act Rescue Package

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Mar 26
Leading House Democrats, backed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are unveiling broad legislation to shore up the Affordable Care Act.

5 Things to Know About the Electronic Health Records Mess

5 Things to Know About the Electronic Health Records Mess

By Fred Schulte | Mar 22
The U.S. government claimed that ditching paper medical charts for electronic records would make health care better, safer and cheaper. Ten years and $36 billion later, the digital revolution has gone awry.

UnitedHealthcare Broadens Direct Drug Rebate Program

UnitedHealthcare Broadens Direct Drug Rebate Program

By Tom Murphy | Mar 12
The nation's largest health insurer is expanding a program that passes rebates from drugmakers directly to the people that use their medications.

Texas Lawmakers Take Aim at Surprise Medical Bills

Texas Lawmakers Take Aim at Surprise Medical Bills

By Ashley Lopez | Mar 5
A bipartisan group of state lawmakers announced plans to address surprise medical bills in a way that would take the "burden" off Texans.

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