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Hospitals Cut Costs by Getting Doctors to Stick to Guidelines

Eliminating unnecessary procedures cuts hospital costs...

Feds Lack the Data to Determine How Well Key Obamacare Provisions Are Working

The accounting system used by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid, which manages Obamacare, doesn't track "expenditure totals for CCIIO-related polling, focus groups, or advertising and other public relations activities," GAO said in a recent report...

Panel Urges Overhauling Health Care at End of Life

The country's system for handling end-of-life care is largely broken and should be overhauled at almost every level, a national panel concluded...

Young Physicians OK with Obamacare While Older Doctors Bristle

More than half of doctors age 46 or older give the Affordable Care Act a "D" or "F."...

Government Watchdog: HealthCare.gov Full of Security Risks

The Government Accountability Office is set to address Congress this week to discuss the federal health insurance website and cybersecurity...

Do Nine Million Children Really Need CHIP?

There are only 2.7 million American children within the eligible CHIP population of 9.1 million who actually need funding through CHIP...

Why Is Health Care Slow to Adopt Technology?

Many technology enthusiasts have grown frustrated with the health care sector's slow adoption of new technology...

Individuals Failing to Verify Legal Status Will See Insurance Cancelled

The New York Times reports that 115,000 people will see their health insurance cancelled on October 1...

What's Causing Health Care Premiums to Rise?

The Department of Health and Human Services has warned insurers against raising premiums by more than 10 percent, threatening to analyze any such increases...

Indian Patients Lose under Indian Patent Regime

Because few drugs receive strong patent protection, drug makers are loath to sell their medicines in India...


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