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In Trump country, Republicans cheer on shutdown: The 'government is our biggest enemy'

While the mines around Craig are among the biggest employers, the two nearby coal-fired power plants employ ... that keeps Congress from being productive on the real issues of health care, border secu... read more

The Historic Results of President Donald J. Trump’s First Two Years in Office

President Trump and his Administration have expanded access to telehealth services for veterans, including through the “Anywhere to Anywhere” VA health care initiative ... and transparency. President ... read more

Shopping for health care in San Antonio? New price lists might not help.

Beginning this month, hospitals across the country were required to post their prices online as part of a new federal rule that seeks to improve transparency in health care. The rule mandates ... betw... read more

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Gov. Jay Inslee's "public option" plan to reduce health care costs is ambitious — and untested

But maybe his most dramatic proposal ... to its health care system? It didn't go so well. Back in 1992, Washington state launched a radical overhaul of the state's health care. In many ways, it was li... read more


Voters didn’t want a stalemate. But they expected one from Dems

OPINION — The 116th Congress has arrived, and less than two weeks into the session ... wing call for budget-busters from a “Green New Deal” to single-payer health care while studiously avoiding a solu... read more

What government enforcement will look like for health care companies in 2019

Democrats, meanwhile, with a new House majority, will inevitably call for a greater role for government in health care delivery and payment and have already introduced a number of bills related to the... read more

Employer health coalitions chipping away at plan costs

And regardless of how many plan members a coalition commands, it still must be able to effectively negotiate with parties that have historically balked at price transparency. As pressure has increased ... read more

Hospitals Post Prices Online, But Transparency Remains Elusive

depending on their plan. Someone without insurance—or seeing an out-of-network provider—may be billed based on the list price, but even that price is negotiable. The real problem here isn’t that costs ... read more

Hospital groups open to a few CON changes, critics say more needed

As Georgia lawmakers push to revamp health care regulations, two major hospital groups have proposed some revisions to the state certificate-of-need system. Those proposals stemmed ... more options an... read more

Putnam: State pulls health care for Charlotte woman with multiple sclerosis, broken leg

but she declined to get Medicare offered at the same time because she had Joe’s employer-sponsored health care. Medicare still covered any hospitalization, but his employer’s plan paid for doctors’ vi... read more

The Latest: Madigan cheers House for budget perseverance

The House finished its two ... a plan that the House has approved. The House voted 68-37 Tuesday to increase annual pay for the director of prisons, the transportation secretary and the directors of o... read more

Medicare patients can compare costs for outpatient surgeries on new site

While it is good for CMS to make costs transparent and inform the public, Peterson is concerned consumers will look at the payment differences and have little understanding of why the two facilities . ... read more



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