SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Wednesday approved a nearly $308 billion spending plan that includes money to cover abortions for women who can't afford them and the health care costs for low-income adults living in the country illegally while sending cash payments to most taxpayers to help offset record-high gas prices.
The cost of prescription drugs in the U.S. can be enough to make you sick.
What you pay varies enormously depending on the drug, the pharmacy, your insurance plan and your deductible, among many other factors.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a woman who expected to pay about $1,300 for spinal fusion surgery but was billed more than $300,000 by a suburban Denver hospital that included charges it never disclosed she might be liable for.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Eligibility for a Michigan fund that reimburses crime victims and their survivors for health care costs and funeral expenses would be expanded under a bill passed Wednesday by the Legislature.
Retirement planning is part savings, part guessing game. While many of your day-to-day expenses will remain the same, there are big-ticket categories that can take a large bite out of your savings. The more you can plan, the better prepared you’ll be to weather the costs.
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a bill Tuesday that he said would help expand access to primary care and mental health services and help control rising health care and prescription drug costs.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Frustrated by how much they were paying for health care, two groups of California workers sued one of the nation's largest hospital systems. One group secured a half-billion-dollar settlement.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's two largest hospital systems have abandoned their efforts to merge, a week after the state attorney general denied their application over concerns about higher health care costs and reduced competition in the market.
The proposed merger of Rhode Island's two largest health care organizations was denied Thursday by the state attorney general's office, which concluded that it would likely lessen competition and increase health care costs while compromising quality and access.
DENVER (AP) — Majority Democrats on a Colorado legislative committee have defeated two bills their Republican sponsors say were intended to promote transparency in health care administration and pricing — two priorities touted by Democratic Gov.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Wednesday sued what the state's attorney general called a sham health insurance company operating as a “health care sharing ministry” — one the state claims illegally denied members benefits while retaining as much as 84% of their payments.
Health care costs rise every year, but the nation’s biggest employers still see insurance coverage as an important benefit to provide.
They just struggle getting the health care system to deliver what their workers need, according to Elizabeth Mitchell, CEO of the Purchaser Business Group on Health.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare enrollees who take expensive medicines could save thousands of dollars a year under the Democrats’ sweeping social agenda bill, but those dividends won't come overnight. Instead, they'll build gradually over the decade.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Insurance has launched the state's new HealthCost website to help people compare prices across health care facilities.
The site, launched Friday, also includes information on health insurance and an interactive too to compare hospitals' quality of care, cleanliness, and customer satisfaction.
Health care in retirement is a big-ticket item. Experts estimate that an average 65-year-old retired couple in 2021 would need about $300,000 in after-tax savings earmarked for health care costs in their post-work life, even with Medicare, according to Fidelity.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two leading congressional Democrats issued a call Wednesday for ideas on a “public option” health insurance plan, a campaign promise of President Joe Biden's that faces long odds politically.
JPMorgan Chase will take another crack at fixing health care after a push with two other corporate giants dissolved earlier this year.
The bank said Thursday that it formed a new business focused on improving care provided for about 285,000 people through its employer-sponsored health plan.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In his first trip since being confirmed, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra visited Nevada on Tuesday to talk up the Affordable Care Act and efforts underway to expand coverage and reduce the cost of health care...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to pull back the veil on health care costs to encourage competition, the Trump administration on Thursday finalized a requirement for insurers to tell consumers up front the actual prices for common tests and procedures...
If the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act, Trump’s health care order is not enough to replace it
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Comparing Florida health insurance plans online is time consuming, overwhelming, and in many cases inaccurate, as people still lose money on their premiums which they could have saved...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the president's State of the Union speech (all times local):...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Janet Mills and Democratic legislative leaders unveiled a health care proposal Wednesday aimed at reducing costs for primary care visits and combining markets to lower health care costs as lawmakers returned to work...
If you have money left on your FSA debit card, now is a good time to put it in your wallet alongside your regular bank debit card. The end of the year is the annual deadline to spend your FSA funds.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A group of West Virginians left the country Sunday in search of affordable insulin — they went to Canada, where insulin prices are reported to be about a tenth of what it costs people in the United States...
The opioid crisis cost the U.S. economy $631 billion from 2015 through last year — and it may keep getting more expensive, according to a study released Tuesday by the Society of Actuaries...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are trying to set aside their irreconcilable differences over the Obama-era Affordable Care Act and work to reach bipartisan agreement on a more immediate health care issue, lowering costs for people who already have coverage...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to help WASHINGTON (AP) — Even without a history-making health care remake to deliver "Medicare-for-all," government at all levels will be paying nearly half the nation's health care tab in less than 10 years, according to a federal report released Wednesday...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even without a history-making health care remake to deliver "Medicare-for-all," government at all levels will be paying nearly half the nation's health care tab in less than 10 years, according to a federal report released Wednesday...
The U.S. government told doctors Wednesday to consider prescribing medications that reverse overdoses to many more patients who take opioid painkillers in a move that could add more than $1 billion in health care costs...
By Katie Lannan
State House News Service
BOSTON -- One out of every three Massachusetts residents who get health insurance through their employers reported making their last visit to an emergency room for a condition that wasn't actually an emergency, according to a new analysis presented to a business group Tuesday morning.
By Michael P. Norton and Katie Lannan
State House News Service
BOSTON -- With enrollment in high-deductible insurance plans increasing, the job of controlling out-of-pocket consumer health care costs is increasingly falling to consumers but it's "often nearly impossible" for patients to get price information before obtaining services, according to Attorney General Maura Healey.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It started as a bipartisan attempt to curb soaring health care premiums.
But Congress' effort to stabilize the nation's insurance markets is faltering amid escalating demands by each party and erratic positions by President Donald Trump...
KINGMAN — The cost of smoking will devastate one’s pocketbook as well as one’s health.
Mohave County’s public health department offers services through the Mohave County Tobacco Use Prevention Program, including smoking cessation classes in Bullhead City, Kingman and Lake Havasu City.
AUSTIN -- A bill that would stabilize health care costs for tens of thousands of Texas' retired teachers for the next two years sailed through the House on final reading Wednesday, although its future is far from certain in the Senate as the political drama between the two chambers intensifies.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Congress may be undecided about former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, but Montana lawmakers are pushing through legislation they believe will bring down health care costs and increase price transparency regardless of what happens in Washington...
A previously banned way to pay for health care costs is now available in Montana.
Matt Rosendale, commissioner of securities and insurance, announced on Monday that Medi-Share, a heath care cost-sharing program, can operate in Montana.
All across Idaho, families and small business owners are struggling to keep up with skyrocketing health care costs caused by the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. If you’ve seen your health insurance premiums rise in the past few years, it’s almost certainly because of ACA regulations.
None of the schemes being advanced — health savings accounts, selling insurance across state lines — will have any effect on real health care costs.
Real health care costs come from the cost of an MRI, the charge for a night in the hospital, the surgeon’s bill for a hip replacement, high usage, and so on.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before a pivotal vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday he will seek changes to a GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people...
AUSTIN - State lawmakers may consider shuttering another prison and paroling some older, infirm inmates to nursing homes in a bid to shift more than $400 million in funding toward rising health care costs and much-needed repairs and upgrades to Texas' aging corrections facilities.