Health Secretary Pick Tom Price Faces Questions on Stock Trades, Obamacare Plans at Confirmation Hearing

By Stephanie Armour & Louise Radnofsky Tom Price, president-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the Department of Health and Human Services, vowed at a Senate hearing Wednesday to fight government regulations he said burden doctors and patients while Democrats voiced alarm his polici
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Congress Eliminates Huge Penalties On Small Employers’ Health Insurance Reimbursement Arrangements

By Tony Nitti First it was no problem. Then it was a huge problem. Then it was going to be a huge problem. And now it’s no problem again. Read more…
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Trump vows ‘insurance for everybody’ in replacing Obamacare

Reuters U.S. President-elect Donald Trump aims to replace Obamacare with a plan that would envisage “insurance for everybody,” he said in an interview with the Washington Post published on Sunday night. Read more…
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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Health Care Priorities for 2017

By Ashley Kirzinger, Bryan Wu, and Mollyann Brodie KEY FINDINGS: The latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that health care is among the top issues, with the economy and jobs and immigration, Americans want President-elect Donald Trump and the next Congress to address in 2017. When
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FACT CHECK: Once Again, Lawmakers Are Stretching The Facts On Obamacare

By Scott Horsley President Obama and Vice President-elect Mike Pence were both on Capitol Hill Wednesday, making competing cases for and against Obama’s signature health care law. Republicans have promised to make repeal of the Affordable Care Act their first order of business,
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Opinion: I’m a former health insurance CEO and this is what Obamacare repeal will do

By J.B. Silvers There’s a joke among insurers that there are two things that health insurance companies hate to do — take risks and pay claims. But, of course, these are the essence of their business! Read more…
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12 healthcare ransomware attacks of 2016

By Erin Dietsche Ransomware isn’t a new phenomenon, but its growth throughout 2016 has made its prevalence known throughout the healthcare industry. In fact, a July 2016 report showed the healthcare industry is hit significantly harder by ransomware than any other sector — appro
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Trump meets with leaders of Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Partners and Cleveland Clinic

By Ayla Ellison President-elect Donald Trump met with a group of health system CEOs Wednesday at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. Those who met with Mr. Trump in the closed-door session include Boston-based Partners HealthCare President and CEO David Torchiana, MD; Rochester,
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The U.S. spends more on health care than any other country. Here’s what we’re buying.

By Carolyn Y. Johnson American health-care spending, measured in trillions of dollars, boggles the mind. Last year, we spent $3.2 trillion on health care — a number so large that it can be difficult to grasp its scale. Read more…
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Maine tried allowing the sale of health insurance from other states. It didn’t work.

By Jackie Farwell As part of his plan to reform American health care, President-elect Donald Trump has proposed what sounds like a simple enough idea: Allow health insurance to be sold across state lines. Health insurance companies can already operate in multiple states, but they tail
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