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Health Issues

States Try to Fix Exchanges

Five states are looking at spending up to $240 million to fix their exchange websites or switching to the federal marketplace...

Turf War over Who Can Fill Prescriptions

Specialty drugs comprise only 1 percent of all drugs prescribed, yet they are responsible for more than a quarter of prescription drug spending...

Injecting Competition into Health Care

Consumer-driven health care could lead to more competition, lower prices and improved quality...

Insurers Raising Rates for 2015

Arizona is the latest state whose insurers have proposed their premium rates for next year. For major insurers, the rate increases range from a 14.4 percent hike from Cigna to a whopping 25.5 percent hike from Humana...

Virginia Governor Planning Medicaid Expansion

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has been researching whether he can expand the state's Medicaid program on his own, through executive order, if the state legislature refuses to approve the expansion...

Government Researching How to Change Food Choices

$2 million in taxpayer dollars is going towards a research center to study how the government can change Americans' eating habits...

Home Health Care Workers Escaping Background Checks

In at least 10 states, home health care workers can avoid background checks...

Obamacare: 1 Million Incorrect Health Subsidies

Around 1 million people have reported incomes that differ from what the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has in its records...

Governor Pence's Medicaid Plan: Rhetoric vs. Reality

According to analysts, almost half of the Indiana residents expected to sign up for the Medicaid expansion do not work at all, and less than 14 percent work full-time jobs year round...

GOP Wants Vote on Alternative Health Care Plan

House Republicans are seeking a vote on a health care plan that would serve as an alternative to Obamacare...


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