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Medicare Part B premiums to rise in 2018

Medicare Part B premiums to rise in 2018

Although the CMS said premiums and deductibles for Medicare Part B beneficiaries will remain flat in 2018, many Medicare beneficiaries will pay higher monthly premiums next year for outpatient coverage

New York approves 14.6% rate hike for health plans

Although insurers asked for a 17.7% increase, New York's Department of Financial Services approved a 14.6% bump as it factored in the potential loss of cost sharing–reduction payments that insurers use to cover out-of-pocket expenses for lower-income consumers.

This made-in-Chicago health app soon may go national

This made-in-Chicago health app soon may go national

For the patients who have used the patient wellness app, it has lowered annual disease-related hospital costs by 64% and lowered the overall cost of care by 25%. "And the patients are happier," the creator said.

How California made Obamacare work

Medicaid expansion, cost-sharing subsidies and a big marketing budget are keys to the state's success. Two of those ingredients are in jeopardy of being nixed or rolled back under the House Republicans' bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act now being revised in the Senate.

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