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Gilead reports massive Q2 earnings jump thanks to Sovaldi
By Virgil Dickson | July 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Gilead Science's second-quarter earnings blew through year-ago levels, thanks in part to its blockbuster, and controversial, hepatitis C drug Sovaldi.
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10.3 million gained insurance under Obamacare: study
By Paul Demko | July 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
About 10.3 million Americans have gained insurance coverage since the full implementation of Obamacare last year, according to an analysis published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Working around exchange subsidy ruling should be easy: experts
By Darius Tahir and Paul Demko | July 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Tuesday's split decision in two federal appellate court cases over whether consumers shopping on the federal insurance exchange can receive premium subsidies could have major effects on the healthcare market. But some experts say officials in states that have not established their own state-run...
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Suit alleges Tennessee put Medicaid applicants in limbo by steering them to HealthCare.gov
By Beth Kutscher | July 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Tennessee residents who faced lengthy delays when they applied for Medicaid are now suing the state for failing to process their applications in a timely manner.
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Outcomes pioneer memorialized nearly 74 years after his death
By Sabriya Rice | July 23, 2014
The grave of a Boston surgeon considered by many to be a pioneering advocate for tracking patient outcomes and acknowledging medical errors was memorialized Tuesday by the American College of Surgeons.
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Bogus exchange applications resulted in coverage, GAO says
By Paul Demko | July 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A day after federal appellate courts issued conflicting rulings about whether individuals who obtain coverage through the federal exchange are eligible for subsidies, a House subcommittee heard about another aspect of health insurance subsidies, namely that it's apparently easy to obtain them under...
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Reform Update: Cost-sharing subsidies help poor pay for ACA care
By Bob Herman | July 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's premium subsidies for buying exchange coverage have drawn huge attention this week following conflicting appellate court rulings about their legality. But far less is known about the law's related provision for helping lower-income Americans afford...
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Lawmakers form caucus for Medicaid expansion
By Virgil Dickson | July 23, 2014
A group of 33 Democratic lawmakers, primarily from states that have yet to expand Medicaid, Wednesday announced a new congressional caucus to push for expansion in their states. Caucus members will be making floor speeches and videos, along with penning op-eds, to advance their cause, they...
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More digital health startups chosen for NYC accelerator
By Crain's New York Business | July 23, 2014
Seven digital health companies have been selected from among 138 applicants to be part of the second class in the New York Digital Health Accelerator.
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Agents get subsidized Obamacare using fake IDs
By Associated Press | July 23, 2014
Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, congressional investigators said Wednesday. The weak link seemed to be call centers that handled applications for frazzled consumers unable to get...
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