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Medicare Proposes Coverage Change on Short Hospital Stays

By Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 3
Medicare proposed to ease a coverage policy on short hospital stays that has been criticized because it can result in higher costs for seniors.

Health Ruling Relieves Consumers; GOP States Remain Critical

By Kelly Kennedy | Jun 26
The Supreme Court ruling validating federal health insurance subsidies for nearly 6.4 million Americans had consumers breathing a sigh of relief, but the reaction was different states states that have fought against the Affordable Care Act.

Doctors Propose Tool to Help Gauge the Value of Cancer Drugs

By Marilynn Marchione | Jun 24
The pushback against soaring cancer drug prices is gaining steam. A leading doctors group proposed a formula to help patients decide if a medicine is worth it - what it will cost them and how much good it is likely to do.

Anthem Reaffirms Commitment to Its $47-Billion Bid for Cigna

By Tom Murphy | Jun 23
Anthem sees its more than $47 billion bid to buy rival Cigna as a way to muscle up on technology that helps consumers and to strengthen its rapidly growing Medicare Advantage business.

Insurer Combos Offer No Price Break Guarantees for Consumers

By Tom Murphy | Jun 23
The average consumer should catch a price break if major health insurers like Anthem and Cigna combine and cut their expenses. That's the basic theory, at least.

Feds Announce Nationwide Health Care Fraud Sweeps

By Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jun 19
Health care fraud sweeps across the country have led to charges against 243 people, including doctors, nurses and pharmacy owners accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid, the government announced.

Striking a Balance: Are You Paying for Too Much Insurance?

By Alex Veiga | Jun 16
Saving money on homeowners insurance can often take a back seat. Many homebuyers fail to comparison shop for the best policies, potentially missing out on a better deal elsewhere.

Walgreens, Insurers Push Expansion of Virtual Doctor Visits

By Tom Murphy | Jun 15
Millions of people will be able to see a doctor on their smartphones or laptops for everyday ailments once the nation's largest drugstore chain and two major insurers expand a budding push into virtual health care.

HHS Chief: Onus on Congress, States if Health Aid Annulled

By Alan Fram | Jun 11
It will be up to Congress and the states to respond should the Supreme Court annul federal subsidies that are a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's health care law, the administration's top health official told Congress.

Google Will Make Monthly Reports on Self-Driving Cars

Jun 9
Google will release monthly reports on the performance of its self-driving cars, and it disclosed summaries of the 12 accidents that involved the vehicles.

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