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Sticker shock for many, insurer exits if Obamacare rule killed

A group of experts who set insurance prices warned Senate leaders Tuesday that repealing Obamacare’s key coverage rule will lead to price hikes, and could weaken insurers’ solvency and lead some to exit the market. PLEASE CLICK ON PUBLISHER ABOVE TO READ COMPLETE ARTICLE div > div.group > p:first-child”> At the same time, a leading he… Health Care

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The true cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion, White House says

The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $ 504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars. In an analysis to be released Monday, the Council of Economic Advisers says the figure is more than six times larger than the most recent estimate. The council said a 2016 private study estimated that prescription ...

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How to get patients to share electronic health records

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Education is the key to getting patients to share their medical records electronically with health care providers, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo School of Management. Published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (September 2017), the study found that while patient education has typically focused on the benefits of electronic records, privacy concerns ...

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America’s infertility coverage is dangerous and expensive

In 1997, Debbie and Frank Astorino welcomed three children into the world, triplets Kevin, Kerri and Sheri. The Astorinos had their babies thanks to in vitro fertilization, a medical procedure that they paid for out of pocket after spending nine years trying to get pregnant using other methods. The procedure cost them $ 10,000 to $ 15,000. Even worse, Debbie’s ...

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White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $ 504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars. In an analysis to be released Monday, the Council of Economic Advisers says the figure is more than six times larger than the most recent estimate. The council said a 2016 private study estimated that prescription ...

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European cities battle fiercely for top agencies leaving UK

Brexit is still well over year away but two European cities on Monday will already be celebrating Britain’s departure from the European Union. Two major EU agencies now in London — the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority — must move to a new EU city because Britain is leaving the bloc. The two prizes are being hotly ...

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