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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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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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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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Hospital Perspective Surprises Market

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Hip and knee replacements can improve quality of life and provide significant relief for those suffering with severe arthritic conditions. With Americans living longer than ever, total joint replacements represent one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the US, accounting for more than one million procedures annually.This number is expected...
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States May Be Required to Safeguard ACA Markets Without Federal Leadership

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Regulation of healthcare remains a complicated issue. States want things their way; insurers demand changes be made to help them provide affordable coverage; and the insured want something to happen that makes sense as soon as possible. While some claim proposed solutions would be a boon for small business, small business advocates and health-care ...
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Three ACA-Compliance Struggles Midsize Employers Face

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While some ACA rules have changed, the IRS forms relating to them may not yet reflect those changes. Many large employers learned from what they had done wrong in the past, but others still struggle. And many of the 51-employee companies that the federal government classifies as "large" are still having some trouble complying with ACA coverage and ...
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