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Will the Supreme Court accept the Obamacare subsidy challenge Friday?

If the justices agree to take the case, it could introduce an unexpected issue into next Tuesday's elections over the future viability of the healthcare reform law....

Healthcare prices are up, and patients are buying less

Healthcare spending growth for people who get their health insurance at work remained modest last year. Prices edged upward, but people in employer-based plans made fewer trips to doctors, hospitals and pharmacies....

Dallas nurse who had Ebola is released from hospital

A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit, where doctors defended her as a courageous front-line caregiver....

Which states have the strictest Ebola quarantine policies?

Regardless of the CDC's new guidelines, each state has the power to set its own policy on Ebola quarantines, and a few have settled on stricter approaches. Here's a map of the policies announced so far....

CDC introduces new Ebola risk and response levels for travelers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Monday issued new guidance for travelers returning to the U.S. from West Africa amid criticism over the measures some states have taken in implementing mandatory quarantines of returning healthcare workers....

Republicans strategize attack on Obamacare if they win the Senate

Count on two years of intensified battles over Obamacare if Republicans win control of the Senate in next month's elections, which pollsters say they have a better-than-even chance of achieving....

Video | Dr. Atul Gawande on healthcare and dying

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Will the Supreme Court accept the Obamacare subsidy challenge Friday?
By Lisa Schencker | October 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
If the justices agree to take the case, it could introduce an unexpected issue into next Tuesday's elections over the future viability of the healthcare reform law.
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Universal American sees gains from ACOs, finally
By Melanie Evans | October 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Universal American, a publicly traded health insurance company that operates more than two dozen Medicare accountable care organizations, Wednesday reported its first quarterly revenue and profit...
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Providers should focus on health IT safety, CHIME speakers advise
By Darius Tahir | October 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Providers should plan to demonstrate patient-safety benefits attributable to their increasing use of healthcare technology, said experts at a panel at the College of Healthcare Information Management...
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WellPoint raises outlook as Medicaid enrollment booms
By Bob Herman | October 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Despite a drop in year-over-year profit, health insurer WellPoint bumped up its earnings guidance for the rest of the year, and Medicaid was a major growth engine.
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HHS contraceptive workaround isn't making either side happy
By Virgil Dickson | October 28, 2014
The controversy about how to provide contraception coverage to women employed by companies that hold religious objections to such coverage was evident in comments filed regarding a proposed HHS...
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HCA has solid Q3, downplays benefits from ACA
By Beth Kutscher | October 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
HCA, the country's largest hospital chain by revenue, reported a 41.9% increase in net income in the third quarter on higher revenue, prompting it to raise earnings projections for the full year.
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Dallas nurse who had Ebola is released from hospital
Associated Press | October 28, 2014
A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit, where doctors defended her as a courageous...
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Aetna boosts profit projections for third straight quarter
By Paul Demko | October 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Aetna's profits exceeded expectations in the third quarter, with enrollment growth and higher margins on its government business boosting earnings.
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CDC introduces new Ebola risk and response levels for travelers
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Monday issued new guidance for travelers returning to the U.S. from West Africa amid criticism over the measures some states have taken in implementing...
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Gottlieb to leave Partners HealthCare in 2015
By John N. Frank | October 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Gary Gottlieb, CEO of Partners HealthCare, the largest healthcare provider in Massachusetts, will be leaving that position next year to join not-for-profit medical services provider Partners in...
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Latest motion filed in four-year Georgia hospital divestiture battle
By Lisa Schencker | October 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Phoebe Putney Health System filed a motion this week seeking to halt the Federal Trade Commission's efforts to force it to give up one of its hospitals until after the state of Georgia makes a...
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Ebola aid workers given mandatory quarantine in New York, New Jersey
By Harris Meyer and Adam Rubenfire | October 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The governors of New York and New Jersey on Friday afternoon ordered mandatory quarantine of up to 21 days for health workers and anyone else arriving in the U.S. after direct contact with Ebola...
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