They are just three little words -- "health savings accounts" -- but they are generating a lot of buzz as Republicans contemplate plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, which sparked protests abroad and in the U.S., is also raising fears about the impact on international medical students vying for training programs at U.S. hospitals, as well as young doctors in training from affected countries who are already working here.
Much has been written about the 20 million people who gained health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and what could happen to these patients if the ACA is repealed without a replacement. But some people don't realize that hospitals nationwide could take a big financial hit on several fronts, too.
Four years after Medicare officials agreed in a landmark court settlement that seniors cannot be denied coverage for physical therapy and other skilled care simply because their condition is not improving, patients are still being turned away.
The health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act are in their third year of selling health insurance plans to people who don't get insurance through w ...
President Donald Trump's administration made explicit this weekend its commitment to an old GOP strategy for managing Medicaid, the federal-state insurance plan that covers low-income people
As President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress devise a plan to replace the 2010 health law, new research suggests a key component of the law helped people with chronic disease get access to health care -- though, the paper notes, it still fell short in meeting their medical needs
Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has been considered the new Trump administration's top priority. But you wouldn't know that from the new president's earliest speech.
When President Barack Obama signed his landmark health care bill on March 23, 2010, he achieved what presidents and members of Congress had long tried and failed to do -- to provide near-universal health insurance to Americans.
Giving Medicare authority to negotiate drug prices is the best way to keep those spiraling costs under control for the program's recipients, departing Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said Monday.
Trying to protect his signature Affordable Care Act from being hastily dismantled by the new GOP Congress, President Barack Obama took to the media to pressure Republicans to unveil a replacement proposal before they repeal major parts of the law.
Six years ago, federal health officials were confident they could save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars annually by auditing private Medicare Advantage insurance plans that allegedly overcharged the government for medical services.
The American Medical Association (AMA) released the following letter to congressional leadership from Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President James L. Madara, M.D., concerning legislative efforts to reform the health care system.
Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, ...
As top Republicans see it, a medical malpractice crisis is threatening U.S. health care: Frivolous lawsuits are driving up malpractice insurance premiums and forcing physicians out of business. Doctors and hospitals live in fear of litigation, ordering excessive tests and treatments that make health care unaffordable for Americans.
The 115th Congress started work Tuesday with Republican majorities in both the House and Senate in agreement on their top priority -- to repeal and replace the 2010 health law, the Affordable Care Act.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued t ...
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