Tag: Health care costs

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Brand-name medication and specialty drugs would be protected from price gouging under a proposal by a Maryland health care coalition. ...
Trump health pick wary of government drug price negotiations

WASHINGTON — Empowering Medicare to negotiate drug prices could leave patients with reduced access to medications, President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary warned...
Democrats move to offense on health care; seek ‘big ideas’

WASHINGTON — Democrats are shifting to offense on health care, emboldened by successes in defending the Affordable Care Act. They say their ultimate goal...
Price tag on gene therapy for rare form of blindness: $850K

WASHINGTON — A first-of-its kind genetic treatment for blindness will cost $850,000 per patient, making it one of the most expensive medicines in the...
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AUSTIN, Texas — Some retired Texas teachers face higher health insurance premiums in 2018 under a state program that has teetered on insolvency in...
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AUGUSTA, Maine — Two new laws aimed at health care costs are coming into effect. ...
A faster, simpler heart valve surgery is gaining favor

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A high-tech heart valve replacement surgery that requires less anesthetic, a smaller incision and faster operation and recovery time has been...
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Ketchikan officials are seeking an ordinance requiring health care practitioners in the city to disclose estimated medical costs to patients before...
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In a Dec. 21 story, the Associated Press reported that the threshold for deducting unreimbursed medical expenses was going to rise to 10 percent...
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MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont's Green Mountain Care Board has approved a $620 million budget for OneCare Vermont. ...

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