The issue brief examines on-call coverage from specialist physicians in 12 nationally representative metropolitan communities.
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Telephone interview respondents did not use value-based and related strategies when purchasing health plans.
Martin O'Malley signed into law legislation that will increase taxes by $1.4 billion and expand Medicaid eligibility.
Lack Of Medicare Part D Coverage For All Medically Necessary Prescriptions Endangers Older Americans
Health professionals are calling upon Congress to pass legislation to require Medicare prescription drug plans to provide access to all medically accepted uses for the drugs they cover.
HSA plans have been a valuable new coverage option -- especially for those who had been uninsured previously.
CQ HealthBeat examines SCHIP negotiations, the Labor-HHS-Education spending bill veto and efforts to delay a scheduled Medicare physician fee cut.
The cost of providing employer-sponsored health insurance this year rose by 6.1%, roughly the same rate of increase as in 2006.
For families without the protection of health insurance, the devastating combination of serious illness and imminent financial ruin can be absolutely mind-numbing, stunning in its tragic intensity.
A dispute over upper-income limits on Medicaid eligibility has become the primary obstacle to completing negotiations on revised legislation that would reauthorize and expand SCHIP.
It is becoming more costly for businesses to provide employer based health insurance plans. Many employees prefer consumer directed health insurance plans.
Democratic presidential candidates debate in Nevada on health care and insurance. While Clinton and Obama Clash over health care proposals, Democrats' health-care plans may benefit health insurance providers.
The toolkit is designed for reporters and provides links to resources that explain how U.S. children obtain health coverage.
Wall Street Journal examined how for those millions of insured Americans who get lost in health care system's giant maze, the journey is frustrated by coverage limits, denied claims and impersonal service.
Lawmakers were unable to reach a compromise on legislation that would reauthorize and expand SCHIP.
John Edwards said that as president he would seek to end health insurance for lawmakers in the event that they do not approve legislation to expand coverage to all U.S. residents by July 2009.
House Republicans will present Senate negotiators with their final proposal for legislation that would reauthorize and expand SCHIP.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers will not reach an agreement before Thanksgiving on revisions to legislation that would reauthorize and expand SCHIP.
The expansion of SCHIP is the right thing to do because all U.S. children should have a fair shot at growing up to be an astronaut, a ballet dancer, a firefighter or president.
With the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit entering its third year and insurers making changes to their offerings, beneficiaries might have more reasons to revisit their prescription drug coverage and consider a change.
Wal-Mart Stores over the past three years has improved health insurance plans offered to employees and has expanded enrollment in the plans to 100,000 additional workers.
The study examines the reasons why Hispanics, despite their increasing population in the U.S., are less likely to have employer-sponsored health coverage than whites.
'Pay or Play laws, which require employers to provide health insurance to their employees or a pay fine, will reduce employment for the least skilled members of the work force.
Lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on revisions to a bill that would reauthorize and expand SCHIP.
The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday held a closed meeting to discuss a Medicare package that would reverse a 10.1% reduction in physician fees scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2008, but the details of the proposal remain undetermined, CQ HealthBeat reports. Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-Mont.) has proposed a $30 billion Medicare package that would suspend the scheduled reduction in physician fess for two years and increase payments to providers in rural areas and prevent a reduction in rehabilitation therapy reimbursements.
My Medicare Matters is encouraging people with Medicare to evaluate their current drug plan and decide whether to change plans during the Annual Open Enrollment Period.