AARP has launched a multimillion dollar campaign called "Keep Medicare Fair" to lobby Congress to eliminate Medicare premium increases from a bill proposed by Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus.
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Of all age groups, 19-to-29-year-olds most likely to be without health insurance coverage; 2 of 5 high school grads and 1/3 of college grads will be uninsured in year after graduation as the rising cost of medical insurance makes it less affordable to more young adults.
Payerviewsm rankings rate Aetna, which is one of the largest health insurance providers in USA, first among national health plans; faster payments, fewer denials and transparent information underscore company's commitment to strengthened physician relations.
Judge James Robertson of US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday slapped down a sneaky attempt by the Bush administration to impose an onerous Medicaid regulation despite the clear intent of Congress that it be deferred.
Variations in regional Medicare spending do not affect beneficiaries' perceptions of the care they receive.
Children in states with higher rates of insured children are more likely to receive higher-quality health care, according to a Commonwealth Fund study released Wednesday.
US District Court delayed the implementation of a rule that would reduce Medicaid reimbursements to safety net hospitals and clinics by about $5 billion over the next five years.
The Securities and Exchange Commission, in a reversal of a previous position, has told companies that they cannot exclude a health care proposal from proxy materials provided to shareholders.
CQ HealthBeat discusses Senate Democrats' plans to craft legislation that would stop a scheduled reduction in Medicare physician payments.
Paper examines states' efforts to expand children's health coverage.
Having health insurance is only one of the hurdles that patients have to clear in order to see a doctor these days.
HHS announced the creation of a new program that will allow FDA, state agencies and academic researchers to use medical record data to ensure drugs and medical devices are safe for consumers after they enter the market.
The Together Rx Access Program, a free prescription savings program created by leading pharmaceutical companies that is enrolling about 10,000 people every week, has reached its 1.5 million cardholders milestone.
White House opposes the use of a decrease in Medicare Advantage indirect medical education funds to offset the cost of a provision in a broader Medicare bill that would delay for 18 months a scheduled 10.6% reduction in physician reimbursements.
Congress is currently resisting new Medicaid regulations that attempt to rein ... in a Big Con that everyone acknowledges: states have been goosing their financial arrangements to maximize their federal payout and dump more of their costs onto taxpayers nationwide.
CQ discusses testimony by Government Accountability Office officials about SCHIP expansion guidelines, compromise on a Senate health information technology bill and a request for increased funding from FDA's top official.
CMS officials, including acting Administrator Kerry Weems, discussed strategies to increase enrollment in the Medicare drug benefit's low-income subsidy.
Gender seems to play a role in the perceptions about paying for healthcare, but employees of both sexes generally do not understand their healthcare coverage. Education and region are also factors that play a role in viewpoints about paying for and understanding healthcare.
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $193 billion supplemental war appropriations bill that includes a provision to block for one year seven new Medicaid regulations proposed by the Bush administration.
The cost of health care for the average US family with employer-sponsored health coverage will increase 7.6% this year, due in part to rising prescription drug prices.
The congress may not address health care next year focusing on the economy. However, it's importance to address health care costs and rising prescription drug prices with decreasing number of Americans without affordable health insurance coverage or being totally uninsured.
Officials from Healthcare Leadership Council proposed using Medicaid and SCHIP funds to purchase private coverage for uninsured US residents.
Near-Universal Health Coverage System Would Allow Individuals To Purchase Insurance Through Private Plans
A national health insurance connector program that allows individuals and small businesses to buy public and private health coverage could provide insurance for up to 44 million uninsured US residents.
Efforts by Senate Republicans to remove two Medicaid provisions from a $193 billion supplemental war appropriations bill have been rebuffed by Democrats.
Physician John Knowles in 1975 wrote a book identifying the lack of emphasis on preventive care as a shortcoming of US health care system.
Business Week recently looked at the health insurance market for college students.
The National Federation of Independent Business launched a new advertising campaign that focuses on the cost of health insurance for small businesses.
Hillary is the only candidate who has a universal health care plan and she criticized Sen. John McCain for proposing a plan that would put millions of Americans at risk for losing their health insurance.
A bill pending in the state Senate could address Pennsylvania's most critical health care crisis for the hundreds of thousands who lack health insurance.