U.S. judge rejects legal challenge to ACA subsidies

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. judge in Washington Wednesday upheld a portion of the Affordable Care Act providing insurance premium subsidies in states without their own marketplaces.
Million-plus log on to HealthCare.gov; sign-up deadline extended a day

Million-plus log on to HealthCare.gov; sign-up deadline extended a day

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- More than a million Americans logged on to HealthCare.gov Monday in search of health insurance, and the government pushed the sign-up deadline to Christmas Eve.
Kennedy working on healthcare initiative

Kennedy working on healthcare initiative

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., has been working from his sick bed with lobbyists and lawmakers to craft a bipartisan healthcare package, aides said

Study says uninsured kids get less care

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- A study into the hospital care given to children with and without health insurance said those without insurance are twice as likely to die.

Report predicts Medicare drug price hikes

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A report by Families USA in Washington, D.C., has suggested that brand-name prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries will rise sharply next year.

New Medicare drug law criticized

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- A U.S. consumer health organization said Wednesday the new Medicare drug law will prompt states to cut low-income enrollees off Medicaid to save money.

Report: Health costs of uninsured to soar

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- U.S. employer-provided family health plans, on average, will pay an extra $922 in premiums this year to cover the unpaid expenses of the uninsured.

States want to spend less on Medicaid

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to establish a special commission on Medicaid and governors and state legislators are working on proposals to cut costs in the $300 billion healthcare program that covers more than 50 million America

States want to spend less on Medicaid

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Governors and state legislators have been working on proposals to cut costs in Medicaid spending to help control its growth and save billions of dollars

U.S. budget deal includes Medicaid cuts

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- The $2.6 trillion budget U.S. lawmakers have agreed to includes $10 billion in Medicaid cuts over four years.

Analysis: Medicare deal faces tough road

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The legislative compromise reached over the weekend on Medicare prescription drug coverage is not an overwhelming hit with either Democrats or Republicans and the bill's true deal makers or breakers just might be senior citizens.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Solving the uninsured dilemma difficult

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The uninsured ranks continue to grow -- up by 2.4 million from 2001 to 2002 -- and though there is no one solution to this national tragedy, the insurance industry is working to help the poor and small businesses as the government shores up Medicaid so st
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Drug prices triple inflation rate

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- A Families USA study shows prices for the 50 drugs most prescribed for the elderly rose last year at more than three times the rate of inflation.

Dean releases vision for health coverage

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Gov. Howard Dean Tuesday detailed his healthcare plan that would cost about one-third less than a proposal for universal coverage unveiled two weeks ago by challenger Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo.
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, UPI White House Reporter

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