Two legislative committees this week approved the use of state money for the expansion of California’s Medicaid program to unauthorized immigrants up to age 26. What’s uncertain is whether the full legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown will approve the plan.
“It’s unconscionable that such a basic, security 101 flaw could still exist at a major health care provider,” says one cybersecurity expert.
KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey and Julie Rovner discuss some of the developments that shook up health news this week.
A question about the Obamacare repeal bill turned into a rumble in the Montana special election — portending tough times ahead for Republicans.
Despite a culture clash and lack of time and training, ER doctors see how palliative care averts suffering for elderly patients with serious illnesses.
The report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office evaluates last-minute changes made to the bill to help propel it to passage.
In states that take up the bill’s option to change the essential health benefits, the out-of-pocket spending limits and annual and lifetime caps on coverage in large group plans could fray.
The delays in pushing through a bill to replace Obamacare are beginning to back up other key items on the congressional calendar.
About a third of older adults feel lonely, but learning better ways to engage with others and improve relationships can help them avoid such feelings.
The company, which is the nation’s largest Medicare Advantage operator, denies wrongdoing and argues that the Justice Department “fundamentally misunderstands” how the Medicare Advantage works.