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Already in place in California, the standardized insurance options will help consumers nationwide better compare Obamacare health plans.
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.
Consumer campaigns, hospital rules and some new state laws seek to increase awareness about the lethal disease.
Medicaid spends billions on unintended pregnancies, and federal officials say long-acting contraceptives such as IUDs are cost-effective and offer advantages for women.
Now that young people up to the age of 26 can stay on their family plan, it can be difficult for them to keep their medical information confidential.
Researchers report that performance standards set by federal health officials may have led to many patients being dropped from transplant lists without improving survival rates.
New research finds that patients infected with the virus that causes AIDS are less likely to get treatment for nine common cancers than are people who don’t have HIV.
Up to 170,000 undocumented children in the state can now apply for full Medi-Cal health coverage, which will boost enrollment.
The analysis by Avalere examines changes in how silver plans on the insurance marketplaces handle coverage for high-cost specialty drugs.
A study in the journal Health Affairs found a majority of people don’t associate price and quality in health care services. The study provides useful information for health care organizations that are trying to understand how people make choices and developing consumer tools, says the UCSF professor who led the research.