Saturday, June 24, 2017

Cuts to Medicaid May Limit Access to Nursing Homes by JORDAN RAU


By JORDAN RAU

Medicaid, targeted by Republicans’ health care bills, pays for most of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes. Cutbacks to the program may limit their care.

Published: June 23, 2017 at 08:00PM

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At Nursing Homes, Medicaid Cuts Would Reach Even the Upper Middle Class by JORDAN RAU


By JORDAN RAU

Medicaid, targeted by Republicans’ health care bill, pays for most of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes, some of whom do not know they are on it.

Published: June 23, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Senate Health Plan Falls Short of Promise for Cheaper Care, Experts Say by REED ABELSON


By REED ABELSON

Republicans and President Trump have said a new health law would make it easier and more affordable to get care. But the opposite may be true.

Published: June 22, 2017 at 08:00PM

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How Medicaid Works, and Who It Covers by ABBY GOODNOUGH and KATE ZERNIKE


By ABBY GOODNOUGH and KATE ZERNIKE

One of the biggest flash points in the debate over Republican health care legislation is the future of Medicaid. Here are some basic facts about the 52-year-old program.

Published: June 22, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Insurers Battle Families Over Costly Drug for Fatal Disease by KATIE THOMAS


By KATIE THOMAS

The case of Exondys 51 poses emotionally charged issues for families of young boys with a rare illness, who are fighting companies to get coverage for an expensive drug approved on a lower bar of proof.

Published: June 21, 2017 at 08:00PM

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EU Court: Vaccines Can Be Blamed for Illnesses Without Proof by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The highest court of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even when there is no scientific proof.

Published: June 20, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

With Health Law in Flux, Insurers Scramble to Meet Filing Deadline by REED ABELSON


By REED ABELSON

Facing Wednesday’s deadline to file plans for the federal marketplace, several insurers are ambivalent about staying, and premiums are also likely to be higher.

Published: June 20, 2017 at 08:00PM

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