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Posted on:October 1, 2013 by HealthCentric | Categories: Health Insurance News

Kaiser Health News

"'Fingers crossed' that I haven’t authorized something the FTC will hunt me down for,” a staffer wrote after destroying the documents. Sutter, a huge Northern California Health system with 24 hospitals, said it destroyed them by mistake.
Author: Chad Terhune, Kaiser Health News
Posted: November 17, 2017, 7:22 pm
Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo discuss the inclusion of health policies into the current tax cut debate, including a possible repeal of the fines for people who fail to maintain health insurance.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 5:49 pm
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 2:00 pm
Opinion writers offer a range of thoughts and commentary on how the current GOP tax plan impacts health policy and entitlement programs, as well as other health policy topics.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 2:00 pm
Here is a selection of recent research.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 2:00 pm
Media outlets report on news from California, Texas, Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Hawaii, Ohio, Minnesota and Iowa.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 1:59 pm
The vast majority of the economic burden — $43.2 billion — came from losses in the workforce due to deaths from opioids, the analysis found. Meanwhile, another study found that about 10 percent of Americans have overcome a drug or alcohol problem in their lives, which might mean there's good news for treating addiction.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 1:59 pm
Scientists are moving toward a more nuanced understanding of the disease. In other public health news: CTE, the benefits of exercise, weight-loss operations, heart disease and more.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 1:59 pm
Federal funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program expired at the end of September and lawmakers say they want to renew it, but they haven't agreed on where to get the money. In other Medicaid news, a study looks at the toll of low reimbursements to doctors, another article explores how the health law's expansion of the program has helped patients overcome medical debt issues and North Carolina releases its enrollment numbers.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 1:59 pm
The congressional effort is aimed at a rule recently issued by the Trump administration that reduces federal reimbursement for medicines purchased under the federal 340B Drug Discount Program. That program helps boost revenues for hospitals that primarily serve low-income patients. Also in Medicare news, federal officials seek suggestions about lowering drug prices and set some new rules on the Part D drug program. The government also reports that improper payments have fallen.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 1:59 pm