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Patients Paying Much More for Specialty Drugs

Patients Paying Much More for Specialty Drugs

Many Americans paying less for Rx, but some having to deal with sharp rises in cost of specialty meds.

New Health Secretary to Confront Health Care Reform Hurdles

New Health Secretary to Confront Health Care Reform Hurdles

Obama's nominee, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, will seek to burnish ACA's image amid mid-term election fray.

31.3B Spent on Development Assistance for Health in 2013

$31.3B Spent on Development Assistance for Health in 2013

This marks the highest level of funds raised to date, but allocation not always aligned with need.

Sebelius Stepping Down As HHS Secretary

Sebelius Stepping Down As HHS Secretary

Tenure was marred by troubled introduction of Affordable Care Act.

Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills

Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills

Reduced use of medical care, early health care reforms may be easing financial worries.

Some Doctors Paid at Least 3 Million Each by Medicare

Some Doctors Paid at Least $3 Million Each by Medicare

In total, Medicare paid individual physicians nearly 64 billion in 2012.

More Justification Needed for Choosing Wisely Selections

More Justification Needed for Choosing Wisely Selections

Of the 25 societies evaluated, 60 percent had at least one service included because of higher costs.

Newly Eligible for Expanded Medicaid Are Healthier

Newly Eligible for Expanded Medicaid Are Healthier

Findings based on comparisons between newly eligible under ACA and pre-ACA enrollees.

Patients Select Fewer New Docs at Bottom of Tiered Ranking

Patients Select Fewer New Docs at Bottom of Tiered Ranking

Tiered networks combined with payment-based reforms can improve performance, authors say.

AMA Provides Resources to Aid Physicians' Collections

AMA Provides Resources to Aid Physicians' Collections

Resources help address physicians' financial risk during the ACA's 90-day premium grace period.

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