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High Drug Prices Forcing Patients to Make Risky Choices

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The "broken" drug pricing system in the U.S. is forcing some patients to make decisions that can negatively impact their health, experts warn. One internist and associate executive director for The Permanente Medical Group, said an example of this is one of his congestive heart failure patients, who ended up in the emergency room because of poor ca...
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Health Savings Accounts for Everyone

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If HSAs Were Universal It Could Raise the Cap to $7,350 and Drive Competition Health-care reform is progressing under this administration; The individual mandate is nullified. The administration has permitted more low-cost "limited duration" insurance plans, and more small businesses now have access to association health plans. The next step should...
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New Healthcare plans Will Lower Costs for Small Businesses

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The Secretary of Labor told Fox News that the administration's new health insurance rule will allow small businesses to negotiate lower cost plans. Large companies have many advantages; they have bargaining power and actually have fewer regulations than the small businesses. The Association Health Plans (AHPs) announced by the administration allow ...
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Health Coverage at Work? Lawsuit Against ACA Could Affect You, Too

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Millions of people who get health insurance through their job could face waiting periods for coverage or find that specific medical conditions aren't immediately covered if the courts back a request by the Trump administration to toss key provisions of the ACA ( The provisions targeted by the Justice Department include the bans on insurers denying ...
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What Latest Health-Law Case Means for Insurance Markets

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Uncertainty of Plans, Prices for 2019 - Longer Term - New Winners & Losers Consumers and insurers face new uncertainty with the Justice Department's assertion this week that key provisions of the Affordable Care Act are invalid. In a brief ( see Justice Department below ) filed on 6-7-18, the Justice Department asked a federal court to unwind t...
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Administration’s ACA Stance Could Cause Problems

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The insurance industry trade group America's Health Insurance Plans warned that eliminating ACA's major protections would be "destabilizing" to the market and drive premiums even higher. AHIP signaled it will file an amicus brief in the case, officially siding with a group of states that have stepped in to defend the law's constitutionality. The ad...
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The ACA Fix for Mom & Pop

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The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a boon to small businesses and the 59 million Americans they employ. It hasn't worked out that way. In the past few years the ACA outlawed basic insurance plans and required businesses with 50 or more full-time workers to provide gold-plated coverage they didn't need. Almost immediately, companies began re...
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VA Launches National Medical Device Registry

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has teamed with several other federal agencies to launch a nationwide medical implant tracking program. The collaboration between the VA and the Department of Defense, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Food and Drug Administration will allow the VA to better monitor the safety of implant devices...
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Drug Makers Announcing Big Voluntary Price Cuts

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Drug makers will announce "voluntary massive" price cuts in by the end of June. The administration and Health and the Human Services Secretary unveiled a blueprint to lower drug prices in early June.The Administration said Wednesday drugmakers will soon be announcing "voluntary massive" price cuts in two weeks. While signing "right-to-try" legislat...
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Considering Insurance 1/2 the Cost of the ACA

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According to some concerned parties, the existing ACA is in a "death spiral" because of fewer enrollees, more dropouts and higher premiums (huge increases coming later this year). One-third of the people who enrolled in the ACA in January 2015 dropped out by the end of the year. The data for ensuing years will be worse. New regulations to offer a m...
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