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Older people are often given a huge number of medications, and many of them are unnecessary or even harmful.
The center, one of three in the nation and the first on the West Coast, will be dedicated to informing public policy on preventing deaths and injuries from firearms.
The California measure would protect consumers and provide better reimbursement for care, supporters say.
Most screening tests for colon cancer are covered by insurance but if they come back positive, they may require a diagnostic colonoscopy and that may not be covered completely by insurance.
Lawmakers approve a bill to help Medicare patients with "observation care” costs.
The opioid epidemic may be fueling a rise in the number of children in foster care. But a special family court is trying to keep families together by treating parents with substance abuse problems.
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The drug Lantus is among a new generation of diabetes medications that is difficult for governments — and consumers — to afford.
You’re in a hospital and think you’re admitted. Maybe not. Many Medicare beneficiaries are surprised to learn that even after spending a couple of days, they are receiving observation care, which Medicare considers an outpatient service, so the seniors’ costs can be more than expected.
Under a new law, you could get money back if you were charged out-of-network prices after going to a medical provider who is listed in your health plan’s network.
Covered California está haciendo más fácil para los consumidores comprar diferentes planes de salud para distintos miembros de la familia.
Garen Wintemute, an ER doctor, gun violence researcher and advocate of tighter firearms restrictions, finds opportunity in the wake of mass shootings like the one that struck an Orlando night club last month.
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