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'Medicare for all' proves to be tricky issue for Democrats

'Medicare for all' proves to be tricky issue for Democrats

By Susannah Luthi  |  August 18, 2018

Progressive Democrats want to wrestle “Medicare for all” into their party's platform. But strategists, industry and the results of recent primaries say the country isn't ready for it yet.

CMS plans to 'retire' some ACOs

CMS plans to 'retire' some ACOs

By Virgil Dickson  |  August 09, 2018

In an effort to encourage ACOs to take on downside risk earlier, it plans to end the Track 1 upside-risk-only model.

HHS keeping current Title X grantees, but plaintiffs skeptical

HHS keeping current Title X grantees, but plaintiffs skeptical

By Susannah Luthi  |  August 02, 2018

HHS announced it will maintain Title X family planning funding for all current grantees as well as 12 new program entrants amid Planned Parenthood's pending lawsuit over the Trump administration's new grant criteria.

Medicare Part D premiums to fall next year

Medicare Part D premiums to fall next year

By Virgil Dickson  |  August 01, 2018

HHS will lower premiums for Medicare prescription drug plans next year, and the agency credited lower drug prices for the change.

Senate panel eyes regulating insurance prior authorizations

Senate panel eyes regulating insurance prior authorizations

By Susannah Luthi  |  July 31, 2018

A key Senate health panel explored ways to standardize prior authorization across the insurance industry, but at least one witness was frustrated that lawmakers focused on creating new regulations before rolling back existing rules.

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