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Affordable Health Insurance
Health care coverage is more accessible and affordable than is widely known.
Patients believe that access to their prescription medications for government health care programs should not be compromised by unfair reimbursement practices.
America's Health Insurance Plans proposal is intended to increase access for people seeking to purchase health insurance on the individual market.
Max Baucus, Chuck Grassley agreed on a Medicare package that would delay for six months a scheduled 10% reduction in Medicare physician fees.
The report provides the first comprehensive review of the Bush administration's policy directive that effectively limits SCHIP coverage to children in families with incomes below federal poverty level.
New York Times examined deceptive or fraudulent practices used by insurance agents to enroll older U.S. residents in Medicare Advantage plans.
Novartis announced pilot projects in three states aimed at developing closer relations with health insurers.
Many observers expected Congress to make some headway on the problem many voters placed at the top of the nation's domestic agenda -- health care for the uninsured and rising medical costs.
Six Democratic presidential candidates discussed health care and other issues.
Pelosi on Bush Veto of SCHIP Children's health insurance coverage: 'Democrats Will Not Rest Until 10 Million Children Have Access to Health Care.' Democrats to continue efforts for making affordable health insurance available to children.
Editorials examine news about children's health coverage in Montana and Pennsylvania.
Legislation that would prevent middle-class US residents from paying the alternative minimum tax heads to the House floor on Wednesday.
The Health Care Choice Act would allow U.S. residents to purchase health insurance in any state.
Congress will soon decide whether to cut $20 billion in Medicare funding for medical imaging services, on top of $13 billion that has already been slashed under the 2005 Deficit Reduction Act.
House lawmakers will not add a Medicare package to an omnibus spending bill, but they could try to attach it to alternative minimum tax legislation due on the floor.
Senate Finance Committee Chair is negotiating with the House to reach a compromise on Medicare legislation.
Few Medicare plans in 2008 will offer brand-name prescription drug coverage in the so-called "doughnut hole" gap because of cost.
With the Medicare open enrollment period ending at the end of the month, some physicians are saying that they will not accept patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans.
US employers will continue to offer health insurance to employees but will ask workers to contribute more to cover the cost.
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Articles examine health care proposals in New Mexico, New York and Vermont appear below.
CMS will set a standard Medicare reimbursement rate for a class of cancer drugs called radioimmunotherapies.
Sherrod Brown decided to show solidarity with would-be constituents by pledging not to enroll in the health insurance program that is offered to members of Congress.