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Even among the insured, cost of illness can be devastating, Harvard-backed poll finds

Despite the Affordable Care Act’s much-touted expansion of health coverage in the U.S., a first-ever poll of America’s seriously ill demonstrates that insurance alone isn’t enough to protect against the high cost of care. The poll showed that though 91 percent of respondents had health insurance, 53 percent of those with insurance had trouble paying… Read More »

American Hospital Association among those suing HHS over site neutral payments

The American Hospital Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges are among five healthcare organizations suing the Department of Health and Human Services over site neutral Medicare payments going into effect on January 1, 2019. CMS is planning on reducing payments for off-campus, hospital-based clinics and other facilities that were previously grandfathered to receive… Read More »

FDA to Address Increased Use of E-Cigs Among Youth

With new findings revealing that e-cigarette use has increased from 1.5 million to more than 3.6 million young people within the last year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed new measures against flavored electronic cigarettes, CNN reports. FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, announced the proposals in a statement released on Thursday. “The changes… Read More »