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1 hr ago | Tri-cityherald.com
After spending an estimated $16 million this fiscal year on Sovaldi, which holds promise for a cure for the liver-damaging disease, the state agency headed by Julie Hamos approved the restrictions July 10. The rules limit the drug to sicker patients and bar it for anyone with a recent history of drug or alcohol abuse.
3 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis
Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the HealthCare.gov website last fall.
5 hrs ago | Forbes.com
By Josh Archambault and Jonathan Ingram - Mr. Archambault is a Senior Fellow, and Mr. Ingram Director of Research, at the Foundation for Government Accountability.
9 hrs ago | Carlsbad Current-Argus
WellPoint's second-quarter profit fell 8.6 percent as expenses tied to changes in the nation's health care laws climbed.
9 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph
The company's results, released Wednesday, matched analysts' expectations, and it reaffirmed its 2014 earnings estimate of between $7.25 and $7.75 per share.
Application backlogs are an issue in Missouri and South Carolina. In Florida, a medical association makes clear its support for expanding the low-income health insurance program, and in Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal carves out a limited exception to his opposition to expanding Medicaid.
Aetna's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer top expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again.
The powerful Florida Medical Association has come out in support of expanding Medicaid to roughly 1 million Floridians, choosing sides in a controversial political issue that has divided state lawmakers.
Congress this week is expected to approve new funding legislation designed to get veterans off Veterans Affairs healthcare waiting lists and into care.While that moves forward, some patient advocates, hospital leaders and politicians are pointing to another, more controversial way to help a small... For the best experience of ModernHealthcare.com ... (more)
"We went in July and it was like Christmas Day, it was like getting a gift from Santa Claus.
How much is Kansas losing out by not allowing a federal expansion of Medicaid? About $820 million over the next three years, according to a study by the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
They had heard rumors and concerns the hospital will close. Some spoke of personal experiences where the local emergency room had saved their life or a loved one.
From the Stroke Program and Departments of Neurology , Epidemiology , and Emergency Medicine , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Rep. David McKinley is one of 16 House Republicans signing on to co-sponsor a bill that would reverse cuts in Medicare payments to home health care providers announced last year by the Obama administration.
For the first time, members of the Florida Medical Association have approved a resolution endorsing Medicaid expansion, a politically contentious issue that the group's leaders have generally avoided over the last two legislative sessions.
The Congressional Budget Office released its "2014 Long-Term Budget Outlook" this month, projecting Social Security and health-care spending to result in "unsustainable" federal deficits through the next quarter-century.
Debbie Wilkinson , wife of Georgia state Sen. John Wilkinson, and Amy M. Bailey pack meals while volunteering with the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance on Sunday at the Statehouse Convention Center during the Southern Legislative Conference.
Updated: Wed Jul 30, 2014 01:36 pm
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