The draft legislation, which sponsors said is designed to prevent medical bankruptcies, targets three key consumer concerns
Some physicians and patient advocates are concerned that the pursuit of lower Part B drug prices could endanger very sick Medicare Advantage patients
There is concern about the large number of states seeing uninsured rates increase
Lawmakers in at least 11 states intend to consider opioid taxes in upcoming legislative sessions
There are many lawmakers who made their names in health care, seeking to usher through historic changes to a broken system.
John McCain was not one of them
Consumers need better options, and in early August federal officials offered a strategy to help bring down costs for them
Administration officials say ACOs have led to higher Medicare spending
Organized medicine, and previous generations of doctors, had for the most part staunchly opposed to any such plan
Determined to explore more avenues to curb price hikes, the administration is signaling that it is willing to consider what the industry regards as something of a nuclear option to address a recalcitrant problem
On average, hospices provided only 4.8 hours of visits per week, in exchange for $1,100 in weekly Medicare payments, for each patient receiving routine home care in an assisted living facility in 2012
Some doctors and advocates for patients fear it could be a disaster
The cases include a Florida man
Medicare has lowered its star ratings for staffing levels in 1 in 11 of the nation's nursing homes
It's been three years since the Florida legislature last debated -- and overwhelmingly rejected --Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.
The U.S. Health and Human Services' inspector general's office said a third of the health plans it examined had referred fewer than 10 cases each of suspected fraud or abuse to state Medicaid officials in 2015 for further investigation
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