Senior Couple At Home With Bills Worried About Home Finances
En español | Have you ever scheduled a medical procedure, made sure your health insurance was covering it as in-network — but later were surprised to receive an out-of-network bill from one of your health providers?
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A new poll finds that most people think Congress or states should act to restore health insurance subsidies if the Supreme Court decides later this year they are not permitted in states where the federal government is running the marketplace.
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Escalating drug prices have been making the news in recent months. In particular, the exorbitant price tags of two brand-name drugs used to treat Hepatitis C — Solvaldi and Harvoni — have ignited intense controversy. I talked with Leigh Purvis, director of health services research, AARP Public Policy Institute, and coauthor of AARP’s Rx Price Watch Report: Trends in Retail Prices of Brand Name Prescription Drugs Widely Used by Older Americans, 2006-2013 about the trend in rising drug prices and what it means for consumers.
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By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News Staff Writer
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By Jeff Cohen, WNPR, and Diane Webber, Kaiser Health News
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Silence is golden, at least for scammers.
Report shows patient safety harm from skilled nursing facilities used for post-acute care
If ever there were a statistic to make your heart stop, this is it: 1 out of every 3 patients who went to skilled nursing facilities after a hospital stay was harmed by his or her treatment. A study released this week by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that this harm included infections and medication errors.
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By Ankita Rao, Kaiser Health News
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It's getting easier - not more difficult - to find doctors who take Medicare, according to a new study by the Department of Health and Human Services.
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