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Medicare Aims to Expand Coverage of Cancer Care. But Is It Enough?

WASHINGTON — In a major test case, Medicare is poised to cover a promising but expensive new type of cancer treatment, with significant restrictions meant to hold down the cost. Cancer patients, ... read more

Cancer group launches $4.5M campaign to boost Medicaid expansion

The American Cancer Society’s advocacy arm is launching a $4.5 million campaign that aims ... coverage if state leaders expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Story Continued Below ... read more

While most states are expanding Medicaid, Florida Legislature aims to shrink it

While the rest of the country talks about or acts on expanding Medicaid ... covered after applying for Medicaid. The change — which would reduce the state Agency for Health Care Administration’s ... read more

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KCK artist struggles to stay insured as disease could rob him of his eyesight

He is only 48. When Brantley first got sick he didn’t make enough money to qualify for subsidies to buy private insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Then he upped his income and got insured. This ... read more

How CVS Wants to Fix Health Care — and Why It’s Time to Buy the Stock.

And with last year’s $70 billion acquisition of Aetna, CVS provides workplace and government health plans, including Medicare Advantage coverage, whereby private ... Part of CVS’ plan for rapid care ... read more

Pharma’s Charity Allies Help Its Fight to Keep Drug Prices High

This year, it joined scores of other groups to oppose letting Medicare negotiate prices ... signed it was the National LGBT Cancer Project—though its director said in an interview that he really doesn ... read more

Bernie Sanders to unveil Medicare For All healthcare plan

called Medicare for All, on Capitol Hill Wednesday. His long-promised healthcare package will include a variety of changes, including care for the disabled and eliminating the need for private ... read more

Are Most People Really Paying A Lot For Drugs Every Month? No, But The Ones Who Do, Face Sky-High Bills.

(Florko, 4/17) The New York Times: Medicare Aims To Expand Coverage Of Cancer Care. But Is It Enough? In a major test case, Medicare is poised to cover a promising but expensive new type of cancer ... read more

Illinois Medicaid to cover "gender affirming" surgery

"Expanding Medicaid to cover gender ... As lawmakers press for a Personal Care Product Safety Act, some companies are vowing never to use certain potentially dangerous chemicals found in everyday ... read more

Bill Aims to Improve Cancer Survivorship Plans for Medicare Recipients

If passed, the bill would make cancer care plans more available to patients on Medicare by creating a billing code that ... “There’s been a big increase in survivorship, but it’s still not enough. I ... read more

Democrats look to states to expand Medicare coverage

elect Jared Polis, a Democrat, ran on a plan to reform health care within 100 days ... a Democrat who defeated Republican Shawn Moody in November, is set to expand Medicaid coverage to able-bodied ... read more

Get ready: Title X lawsuits hit three federal courts this week

Cancer ... today, aims to promote Medicaid’s role in six states and crack GOP resistance to expanding the program, POLITICO's Rachana Pradhan scoops. The initiative comes amid Democrats' reinvigorated ... read more

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