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U.S. health care is increasingly like a casino

WebU.S. health care is increasingly like a casino. For the decade-ish that I've been reporting on health care, insurance coverage has dominated conversations about …

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Racial health disparities exist in every state, new report says

WebEven states that made progress narrowing racial and ethnic health disparities have considerable gaps on access, outcomes and quality of care, a new …

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Employers facing rising health care costs get tough on providers

WebEmployers trying to rein in rising health costs are also taking the fight directly to health care providers.. Why it matters: New transparency around the price of …

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Mental health diagnoses jump among seniors

WebThe share of patients with mental health diagnoses rose 40% nationally from 2019 to 2023, with the most significant jump among seniors, according to a FAIR Health …

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Doctors are taking women's pain more seriously

WebThere are growing efforts in medicine to correct a major blind spot: women's pain. Why it matters: The impact of social media testimonies and a greater systemic …

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Major health insurance companies nearing too big to fail status

WebMajor health insurance companies are nearing too big to fail status. Health insurance companies have swelled in both size and scope over the last decade, with the …

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Hospitals rethink business models amid growing options for …

WebOliver Wyman recently predicted that under the status quo, hospitals will need to reduce their expenses by 15-20% by 2030 "to stay viable." Boston Consulting …

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How AI will — and won't — change health care

WebThe big picture: Recent breakthroughs in AI technology are coming up against a health care system that is very resistant to change, in no small part because of …

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Legal battle over health costs could change workplace benefits

WebAn emerging legal battle over workplace health insurance could empower employees to fight back against high costs and put new pressure on their employers.. …

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Health costs threaten to overshadow Biden's historic coverage …

WebPresident Biden has come closer than any of his Democratic predecessors to reaching the party's long-standing goal of universal health coverage, but unaffordable …

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HHS cuts off funds to COVID research nonprofit

WebFederal health regulators on Wednesday suspended funding to EcoHealth Alliance, less than a month after a congressional committee grilled the nonprofit's …

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How ChatGPT could accelerate AI chatbots in health care, …

WebThe latest iteration of OpenAI's ChatGPT, with its sharper real-time voice interactions, may mark a turning point in how people rely on chatbots for health care.. …

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The FTC's ban on noncompetes impacts the health care industry

WebThe Federal Trade Commission's vote on Tuesday to ban noncompete agreements could be a big deal for the health care workforce.. Why it matters: While the …

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First Look: A new Republican health care plan

WebA trio of policy experts from Stanford’s Hoover Institution are launching a new free-market health care plan this week that they're hoping will become the go-to …

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Lawmakers target mergers in first hearing on Change Healthcare …

WebUnitedHealth group posted a $1.4 billion loss in the first quarter. The cost of the attack reached $872 million in the first quarter and could eventually reach up to $1.6 …

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Hospital prices paid by private insurers vary widely, report finds

WebPrivate health insurance on average pays hospitals 2.5 times what Medicare does for the same services, with some states seeing relative prices of more than 3 times …

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U.S. mental health care: Most Americans say it gets worse

WebMost Americans say mental health issues get worse treatment than physical ones. Three in four adults think the U.S. health care system identifies and treats mental …

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Health care shortage concerns especially acute in rural Arizona

WebArizona's shortage of medical providers has one in five Valley residents worried about accessing health care — and the concern is even more dire for people …

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Tuesday Health raises $60M for senior caregiving

WebEnd-of-life care company Tuesday Health raised $60 million, led by Welsh Carson-owned Valtruis, CEO Jim Wieland tells Axios exclusively. Why it matters: …

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Change Healthcare attack sheds light on industry's weak points

WebThe expansive impact of the Change Healthcare cyberattack was a wake-up call for a health care system that's now racing to safeguard itself against another …

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Medicaid tests diaper delivery for newborns

WebDelaware will test a Medicaid program allowing delivery of meals and diapers to postpartum enrollees for three months after giving birth.. Why it matters: The pilot …

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Health Care News & Analysis

WebFocuses on health care policy in Congress, from prescription drug prices to mental health. Formerly: The Hill

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Des Moines schools explores no cell phones to improve mental …

WebDes Moines students are suffering a mental health crisis. Limiting cell phones could help. Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios. Hoover High School is on a …

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Jimmy Carter condition update: No significant change, nonprofit

WebThe CEO of former President Carter's nonprofit said Wednesday there's been no major change in the 99-year-old's condition and he's "at home, enjoying peanut butter …

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Ascension rolls out maternal health initiative

WebMaternal health navigators will initially meet in person at Ascension's Davis Lane Clinic with the patient to perform an assessment and identify any barriers to the …

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Senate's new controversial patent reform target

WebWhy it matters: Drug patent reform has generated bipartisan interest for the way it could boost competition and bring down prices, with the Senate Judiciary …

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