Medicare Part D data show big spending on brand names

By Bob Herman  |  May 02, 2015

Medicare shelled out more than $103 billion on prescription drugs in 2013, raising questions about why the government pays so much for brand-name pharmaceuticals and how physicians prescribe drugs for their patients.

Republicans jockey over post-King reform plans

Republicans jockey over post-King reform plans

By Paul Demko  |  May 02, 2015

WASHINGTON—Congressional Republicans are nervously wrestling with how to respond if the U.S. Supreme Court in June strikes down Obamacare premium subsidies in up to 37 states.

Court to weigh wage protections for home-care workers

By Lisa Schencker  |  May 02, 2015

The home-care industry and the Obama administration will face off Thursday in a federal appeals court in Washington in a case with major financial implications for the industry and its low-wage workers.

GOP budget would kill ACA, chop healthcare spending

By Paul Demko  |  May 02, 2015

WASHINGTON—Congressional Republicans are crowing that the budget blueprint they agreed to last week proves they are governing effectively by cutting spending by more than $5 trillion over a decade and repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Florida Gov. Scott sues HHS over Medicaid dispute

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 02, 2015

Florida Gov. Rick Scott followed through last week on his threat to file a lawsuit alleging HHS is illegally trying to coerce the state into expanding Medicaid eligibility by threatening to end funding for hospitals that care for low-income patients.

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