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CNN cautions that it's not enough to sign up for a health law policy -- you need to make that first payment to your insurer. Elsewhere, ProPublica looks at healthcare.gov's back-end system to provide your sign-up information to insurers, and the Obama administration awards $55 million in grants to bolster the health care workforce.
The decision not to participate will costs states billions over the next decade which will be passed onto taxpayers, according to a study by the pro-reform Commonwealth Fund. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett begins the process of seeking federal approval for his proposal to use expansion money to help the poor buy private insurance. And the Wisconsin Assembly votes to give those losing Medicaid three more months to sign up for private plans.
A selection of editorials and opinions on health care from around the country.
Gallup says at least half of Americans have felt that way for the last three years.
Officials say negotiators are cobbling together a deal that offsets planned sequester cuts, but which includes none of the big reductions in Medicare or other entitlements sought by Republicans, nor any of the tax increases sought by Democrats. Instead, it includes targeted measures, such as increased fees for airport-security and federal guarantees of private pensions.
Federal officials say 49 Russian diplomats or their spouses defrauded Medicaid of about $1.5 million in improperly awarded benefits over ten years.
State health policy stories from North Carolina and Virginia.
This week's studies and briefs come from Health Affairs, The New England Journal of Medicine, Rand Corp., JAMA Pediatrics, JAMA Psychiatry, UCLA and the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear touted his state's progress on implementing the health law in appearances on Capitol Hill Thursday during which he also urged his state's Republicans -- including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell -- to come see how the exchange is working.
Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including news about how both the federal and state-based health insurance websites are doing.
Shareable Ink, a provider of cloud-based data analytics, has raised $10.7 million in Series C funding led by Lemhi Ventures. Baptist Health South Florida has selected MEDSEEK's patient portal, while Banner Health has selected Wolters Kluwer Health's ICD-10 transition tools.
KHN consumer columnist Michelle Andrews says a reader may have to repay some of the subsidy and describes how this would typically work.
As it works to gain F.D.A. approval for its product, the genetic testing service 23andMe said it would release only ancestry information and raw data.
Does dialysis lengthen life in older patients? The research is mixed.
More families are migrating to the cannabis-friendly state because of the promise of a marijuana-based oil known as Charlotte’s Web to treat their children’s seizures.
Students at Princeton and the University of California, Santa Barbara, have contracted a dangerous type of the bacterial infection, but officials say the episodes are probably unrelated.
Two companies are asking the Food and Drug Administration for approval to market tablets or liquids to treat allergies, drugs which are already available in Europe.
Controlling for multiple factors in a 20-year study, researchers found that high body mass and a large waist were both associated with self-reported hearing loss.
Borrego Community Health Foundation will use an $816,667 grant to build medical clinics in San Jacinto and Anza. A lawsuit filed against Riverside Community Hospital claims that the hospital waited nearly a month to report that a man with a seizure disorder might be unfit to drive. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA Health System and Pennsylvania-based Select Medical Holdings have announced plans to jointly renovate a 138-bed rehabilitation hospital in Century City.
To know or not to know? Each person in my support group realizes that we remain defenseless against the information we seek or avoid, writes Susan Gubar in her Living with Cancer column.