With just two days left in most states for people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, preliminary numbers are showing enrollment down about 12 percent from last year. To explain the drop, John Yang learns…
It's the latest merger between two major healthcare players that could affect tens of millions of Americans. Last week, CVS and insurance giant Aetna finalized a nearly $70 billion merger. The deal could impact where people get their care, how…
It is illegal for big employers to try to get you on Medicare by sweetening the deal, but you might consider signing up for Medicare for your own financial benefit.
By Philip Moeller
In too many cases, it’s clear that people didn’t seek help from their employer plans or even think to ask how they worked with Medicare.
By Philip Moeller
Some health care experts caution that these plans, while cheaper, may ultimately lead to dropped coverage or none at all, if the person is confronted by an unexpected illness or accident.
By Laura Santhanam
One in six Americans have a past-due medical bill on their credit report. The largest share of that group is Millenials, a new study says.
By PBS NewsHour
Health insurance providers are paying data brokers to find personal information about their clients -- race, marital status, ability to pay bills and more -- to predict client health costs. But unlike medical records, there aren’t any laws that regulate…
By Marshall Allen, ProPublica
With little public scrutiny, the health insurance industry has joined forces with data brokers to vacuum up personal details about hundreds of millions of Americans. Then they feed this information into complicated computer algorithms that spit out predictions about how…
By Dr. Amber Robins
It’s easy for politics to dominate our news feeds these days. But there are many important stories in the health and medical communities, too. Here’s what we’re reading now.
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