The Inflation Reduction Act Is a Huge Health Care Reform

America is determining the shape of health care affordability into the future.

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House Delivers Biden Victory, and a Bet on America’s Future

Congress gave final approval to the Inflation Reduction Act, which will lower the cost of prescription drugs, extend health care subsidies and invest billions into climate and energy programs.

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House Is Set to Pass Climate, Tax and Health Package

The passage of the bill, which appeared dead just weeks ago, would cap a Democratic effort to deliver on major components of President Biden’s agenda.

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Rethinking Joe Manchin

Now that Joe Manchin has saved the Democratic agenda, how should liberals think about him?

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Medicare Recipients Could Find Drug Cost Relief in Health Bill

Starting in 2025, Medicare recipients with prescription drug coverage will not have to pay more than $2,000 annually for medications, a significant savings for some.

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Overlooked Provisions

Climate has received most of the attention. But the Senate bill brings big changes to health care, too.

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How Democrats Salvaged a History-Making Bill

The climate change and prescription drug law has revived a set of party goals that were widely thought to be dead.

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In Wisconsin, Mandela Barnes Is Already Looking Past the Democratic Primary

Mr. Barnes, Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor, consolidated his party’s support in his bid to take on Ron Johnson, one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the Senate.

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Chuck Schumer Delivers on Climate Change and Health Care Deal

The Senate majority leader managed to resurrect and pass a signature climate change and health care deal with help from Republican missteps.

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The vote was a major victory for…

The vote was a major victory for President Biden and Democrats, who are battling to maintain their slim House and Senate majorities in November’s midterm congressional elections.

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Republicans force the removal of a measure that would cap insulin prices at $35 for private insurers.

The cap for private insurers was widely viewed as a violation of the strict budgetary rules that govern the reconciliation process Democrats are using to fast-track the package.

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Democrats’ Long-Sought Plan for Lowering Drug Costs Is at Hand

Empowering Medicare to negotiate prices directly with drug makers has been a Democratic goal for 30 years, one the pharmaceutical industry has fought ferociously.

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Biden’s Climate-Change Bill Won’t Tax the Middle Class

No, Biden’s climate-change bill won’t tax the middle class.

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Biden Issues Executive Order on Abortion Access, Calling for More Study

The order is short on specifics, directing federal officials to consider how to help those traveling out of state for abortions.

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Senate Passes Burn Pits Legislation, Expanding Benefits for Veterans

Republicans who had blocked the bill, which would extend benefits to an estimated 3.5 million veterans, allowed it to pass after trying unsuccessfully to limit funding for the treatments.

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How Much Does Your M.R.I. Cost? Buy It First to Find Out.

Across the country, thousands of hospitals have largely ignored price transparency laws.

#health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #united-states

England Overhauls Medical Care for Transgender Youth

The National Health Service is closing England’s sole youth gender clinic, which had been criticized for long wait times and inadequate services.

#gender, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #your-feed-healthcare, #youth

States With Abortion Bans Are Among Least Supportive for Mothers and Children

They tend to have the weakest social services and the worst results in several categories of health and well-being.

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Manchin, in a Reversal, Agrees to Climate and Tax Package

The West Virginia Democrat, a holdout on his party’s domestic agenda, said the package would reduce inflation, a concern he had cited in rejecting it just weeks ago.

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Manchin Pulls Plug on Climate and Tax Talks, Shrinking Domestic Plan

The West Virginia Democrat’s decision dealt a crushing blow to President Biden’s domestic agenda, effectively ruling out action on anything beyond prescription drug pricing and health care subsidies.

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Abortion Insurance Coverage Is Now Much More Complicated

In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling, abortion benefits will depend even more on where a woman lives and who provides her insurance.

#abortion, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #guttmacher-institute, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #kaiser-family-foundation, #medicaid, #telemedicine

Out-of-Pocket Costs Put Americans into Medical Debt

Cost-sharing is not working as intended.

#elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medicare, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #united-states

Where the Risks of Pregnancy Meet Abortion Laws and Health Care

Even before the wave of abortion bans, medical treatment and advice for pregnancy has largely focused on fetal safety over the mother’s.

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When Where You Work Determines if You Can Get an Abortion

After the Dobbs v. Jackson decision, many women are discovering that their employer can shape major decisions in their lives even more than it did a week ago.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #content-type-service, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #employee-fringe-benefits, #family-leaves, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #labor-and-jobs, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #women-and-girls

The Federal Government Subsidizes Abortions. Will That Last?

Individuals can often use health insurance or flexible spending accounts to pay for abortions or deduct the cost on tax returns. Congress might weigh in.

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Will Companies Help Their Employees Get Abortions?

There’s no ducking this fight.

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These Companies Will Cover Travel Expenses for Employee Abortions

Dozens of companies have committed to helping their employees get access to reproductive care.

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Companies Scramble to Work Out Policies Related to Employee Abortions

Some have offered to cover travel and other expenses for employees, and are working to ease worker fears about safety and confidentiality.

#abortion, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #privacy, #united-states, #women-and-girls

Supportive Housing Keeps People Healthy. Should Medicaid Pay?

With federal housing money in short supply, state and local authorities are looking to health dollars to help tackle homelessness.

#affordable-housing, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #homeless-persons, #internal-open-access, #medicaid

Congress Must Rein In Skyrocketing Drug Prices

Congress may have a limited window to pass legislation that could curb skyrocketing drug prices.

#drugs-pharmaceuticals, #health-care-costs, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #innovation, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

The Doctor Prescribed an Obesity Drug. Her Insurer Called It ‘Vanity.’

Many insurance companies refuse to cover new weight loss drugs that their doctors deem medically necessary.

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She Was Told Surgery Would Cost About $1,300. Then the Bill Came: $229,000.

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Lisa French had never agreed to pay the full price when she signed service agreements with a hospital.

#finances, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #johns-hopkins-university, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #surgery-and-surgeons, #westminster-colo

Help With Medicare Costs: What You Need to Know

Low-income Americans on Medicare can get assistance paying their premiums and other expenses. Several states have allowed more people to qualify.

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Over 75 Percent of Long Covid Patients Were Not Hospitalized for Initial Illness, Study Finds

Researchers analyzed the largest database of private insurance claims in the United States in the first four months after a diagnostic code for long Covid was created.

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Vacationers Turned the Hamptons Into a Year-Round Home. Business Followed.

The operators and owners of businesses that have expanded or opened new locations in the summer resort towns talked about why they made the move.

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When Health Care Workers Are Protected, Patients Are, Too

Why health care needs labor peace agreements.

#health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #strikes

Loss of Pandemic Aid Stresses Hospitals That Treat the Uninsured

Hospitalizations from Covid-19 are receding, but safety-net providers are facing tremendous unmet needs from poor and uninsured patients who delayed seeking care during the pandemic.

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Medicare Advantage Plans Often Deny Needed Care, Federal Report Finds

Investigators urged increased oversight of the program, saying that insurers deny tens of thousands of authorization requests annually.

#elderly, #health-and-human-services-department, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #inspectors-general, #medicare, #privatization

Covid Drugs Save Lives, but Americans Can’t Get Them

Once again, a dysfunctional health care system has hindered our pandemic response.

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A Nurse Finds Herself on the Other Side of the Equation — as a Patient

In her memoir, “Healing,” Theresa Brown recalls what she learned from her own treatment for breast cancer.

#books-and-literature, #breast-cancer, #brown-theresa-nurse, #healing-when-a-nurse-becomes-a-patient-book, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospice-care, #nursing-and-nurses

To Be Pro-Choice, You Must Have the Privilege of Having Choices

As we contend with the racial reckoning in this country, we must acknowledge the role that race plays in sexual and reproductive health outcomes.

#abortion, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medicaid, #minorities, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #race-and-ethnicity, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision

Here’s What $220 Billion Brings: New Casinos, Bail Laws and a Stadium

New York’s agreement on a $220 billion state budget includes a raft of nonfiscal measures, including a three-year window to resume the legal sale of to-go drinks.

#bail, #budgets-and-budgeting, #casinos, #gasoline-tax-us, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hochul-kathleen-c, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state

Medicare Officially Limits Coverage of Aduhelm to Patients in Clinical Trials

Officials cited data showing the new Alzheimer’s drug has serious safety risks and may not help patients.

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How to Get a Free Covid Test in New York City

Officials have vowed to keep tests at city-run sites free, but delays in Congress are leading a number of other providers to begin charging.

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Inside a Campaign to Get Medicare Coverage for a New Alzheimer’s Drug

The Alzheimer’s Association has pushed relentlessly to get broad access to Aduhelm, despite safety risks and uncertain evidence that it helps patients.

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With a Few Jokes, Biden and Obama Revisit the ‘Good Old Days’

The visit to the White House by former President Barack Obama, one of the Democratic Party’s most popular figures, comes at a time when President Biden could use a boost.

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Americans on Medicaid Could Soon Lose Health Insurance

Millions of Americans may lose their Medicaid coverage.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medicaid, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010

States Close Mass Test and Vaccine Sites, but Uptick in Virus May Loom

Officials say demand has slowed as coronavirus cases have fallen. But some experts question the scaling back of services, especially vaccination campaigns.

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Some Transgender People Used Remote Work to Make a Change

After transitioning in private, they are preparing to return to the workplace at a time when gender identity itself is a politically divisive issue.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #discrimination, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hospitals, #kentucky, #london-england, #national-center-for-transgender-equality, #northwell-health, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #workplace-environment

Why Stacey Abrams Is Rejecting Her Democratic Stardom

On the campaign trail for Georgia governor, she is talking more about Medicaid expansion than voting rights, betting that a hyperlocal strategy and the state’s leftward tilt can lift her to victory.

#abrams-stacey-y, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #georgia, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements