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Researcher says the reliance on public programs is a lesson for lawmakers who will be considering renewing CHIP next year.
As patients’ share of medical bills has grown with the rise in deductibles, copays and coinsurance, providers have become laser focused on getting payments up front.
Expanding health savings accounts is favored by President-elect Donald Trump and many GOP lawmakers as they contemplate ways to replace the health law.
The federal health law offered new coverage guarantees for women, and some advocates fear they could be reversed under Republicans’ efforts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.
The results suggest that retail clinics may not provide a solution for reducing unnecessary emergency department visits, researchers say.
President-elect Donald Trump has suggested that he would like to keep the health law’s ban on preexisting conditions. But that only works if insurers can be guaranteed a robust market, so Republicans must figure out a way to coax in healthy customers.
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes a bill that would have guaranteed employees of small businesses can keep their jobs if they take parental leave to bond with a new child.
A number of preventive services used by both men and women are now available at no cost to consumers.
The list of preventive services that insurers must cover without a co-pay could grow to include mammograms for younger women, testing that follows an irregular screening and birth control for men.
Doctors are concerned that requiring referrals to genetic counselors can deter women from going forward with testing for genetic mutations that cause breast cancer.