MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. government could save billions every year once Medicare begins negotiating drug prices in 2026, new research suggests. The Inflation Reduction Act passed by Congress last year allows Medicare to bargain with drug companies on the prices of 10 of the highest-pricedContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Some inmates in California could begin getting certain limited health services, including substance abuse treatment and mental health diagnoses, using Medicaid funds. Typically, inmates lose Medicaid coverage while in the prison, jail or juvenile justice system. This change will be the first timeContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans are about to lose Medicaid coverage that they gained — and maintained hassle-free — through the pandemic. The end-of-year spending bill that Congress passed will “unwind” a continuous Medicaid enrollment requirement that states had to honor to get additional federalContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Most working-age Americans get health insurance through their employer, but even they are finding it tougher to afford medical care these days, a new study shows. Researchers found that over the past 20 years, a growing number of Americans with job-based health insuranceContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Young adults with cancer, especially those who are Hispanic or Black, had better outcomes because of coverage available to them under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). New research explored the impact of Medicaid coverage under the ACA, also known as Obamacare, linking itContinue Reading

MONDAY, Dec. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The prices that health insurers agree to pay for joint replacement surgery vary widely and are unrelated to conventional measures of the quality of care. That’s the conclusion of a new study that found who is footing the bill is the biggest influenceContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Medicare Advantage ads that are confusing or misleading could be banned under a new rule that was proposed Wednesday by the Biden administration to protect seniors. Nearly half of all seniors or people with disabilities who are enrolled in the Medicare program throughContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Costs for epilepsy medications in the United States are skyrocketing, outpacing inflation and straining federal insurers Medicare and Medicaid, according to new research. Spending on antiseizure medications more than doubled in eight years for the government insurers, largely because of third-generation and brand-nameContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Out-of-pocket costs may make as many as 1 in 5 women forgo additional screening when an initial mammogram finds an abnormality, a new U.S. study finds. The Affordable Care Act improved access to mammograms, but high-deductible insurance plans appear to keep women fromContinue Reading