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 •  August 25

Congress and the Trump administration could boost insurance coverage by a couple million people and lower premiums by taking a few actions to stabilize the Affordable Care Act insurance markets, according to a new analysis by the consulting firm Oliver Wyman. The paper, which lays out a simple blueprint for making insurance more affordable for more...

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 •  July 12

Michael McBrayer of St. Paul, Minn., needs to pay a lot attention to his health. "I give myself shots multiple times a day, as well as controlling my diet and exercise," he says. Ten years ago, McBrayer learned he has Type 1 diabetes. Now he knows he faces dire consequences if he fails to control his blood sugar. "Kidney failure, blindness, heart...

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 •  June 28

Last week, a jury awarded a Pennsylvania man $620,000 for pain and suffering in a medical malpractice lawsuit he filed against a surgeon who mistakenly removed his healthy testicle, leaving the painful, atrophied one intact. However, if a bill before the House of Representatives passes, the maximum he would be able to receive for such...

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 •  June 27

Medicaid is the government health care program for the poor. That's the shorthand explanation. But Medicaid is so much more than that — which is why it's become the focal point of the battle in Washington to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. President Obama expanded Medicaid under his signature health care law to cover 11 million more...

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 •  June 20

In recent years, a small but growing number of medical practices embraced a buffet approach to primary care, offering patients unlimited services for a modest flat fee – say, $50 to $150 per month — instead of billing them a la carte for every office visit and test. But a pioneer in the field — Qliance, based in Seattle — shut its public clinics as...