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Medicare officials say complaints are rising from seniors lured into private plans with misleading information or enrolled without their consent. In response, officials have threatened to penalize the private companies selling Medicare Advantage and drug plans if they or agents working on their behalf mislead consumers.
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Companies may be picking up more of the expense while also emphasizing cheaper remote care. Some are offering perks like “lifestyle” stipends.
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President Barack Obama barely muscled his health law through the House. But income inequality, economic stagnation and a pandemic propelled an even more ambitious bill.
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But providers do not expect contraception to blunt the law’s effects.
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A West Virginia pharmacy cleared a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation. But it shut down anyway, highlighting how the agency’s policies reduce the availability of buprenorphine, an important tool for recovery from opioid addiction.
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Are you a “poor historian,” “well nourished” or in need of a “time out”? As patients gain access to their own medical records, the notes left by doctors can sting.
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Health plans for state and local workers can opt out of the federal law requiring them to treat mental health like other medical conditions.
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The $1.85 trillion social policy bill would provide free private health insurance for more than two million adults locked out of coverage, but only for four years.
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Consumers are likely to see more plan options and lower premiums for next year. “This is a whole new ballgame,” one health expert said.
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Funcionarios federales dicen que están aumentando las quejas de personas mayores engañadas para que compren pólizas sin su consentimiento, o atraídas por información cuestionable, que pueden no cubrir sus medicamentos ni incluir a sus médicos.
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Democratic negotiators on Capitol Hill appear to be nearing a compromise on President Joe Biden’s social spending agenda, spurred partly by Democratic losses on Election Day in Virginia. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court hints it might allow abortion providers to sue Texas over its restrictive new ban. But the relief, if it comes, could be short-lived if the court uses a second case, challenging a law in Mississippi, to weaken or overturn Roe v. Wade. Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Mary Ellen McIntire of CQ Roll Call join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss...
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The latest iteration of President Joe Biden's social-spending package would close the health insurance gap for at least 2.2 million people, making a huge difference especially in the South, where political opposition has blocked Medicaid expansion.
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