Jun 16

Many new patients overwhelmed by health care jargon

Health officials have spent much of the past year promoting the Affordable Care Act and enrolling people in coverage. Now they need to help consumers understand the basics of health insurance and how to use their policies, health care providers…

Jun 02

Doctors turn to artificial intelligence when they’re stumped

Tech titans like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple already have made huge investments in artificial intelligence to deliver tailored search results and build virtual personal assistants. That approach is starting to trickle down into health care too, thanks in part…

May 19

Can health insurers raise rates on e-cigarette users?

Under the health law, insurers who sell plans on the individual market can take into account only four factors when determining someone’s premium: age, geographic location, family size and tobacco use. People who use tobacco can be charged up…

May 08

HHS nominee questioned, praised by GOP Senators

President Barack Obama's nominee for health secretary faced pointed questioning Thursday from Republican senators over the president's health law but also won GOP praise in her first appearance before a Senate committee.

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