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Posted byon September 5, 2014 at 1:02 PM EDT
This week’s Chart of the Week uses the most up-to-date data to breaks down what’s going on with health care costs for employers and the Medicare program.
New Report Shows that Slow Health Care Spending Growth Continued in 2013, While Near-Term Trends Remain EncouragingPosted byon September 3, 2014 at 5:23 PM EDT
New estimates out from the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show that national health expenditures rose at historically slow rates in 2013, continuing the exceptionally slow growth in health costs seen in recent years.
Posted byon July 30, 2014 at 11:37 AM EDT
Because of the Affordable Care Act, states are expanding their Medicaid programs to cover more Americans, and today, Medicaid covers over 66 million Americans.
Posted byon July 28, 2014 at 1:35 PM EDT
The latest annual report from the Medicare program’s Boards of Trustees brings good news about the program’s financial future: Its Trust Fund will last four more years, to 2030, and projected Part B premiums for 2015 will not increase for the second year in a row.
Posted byon July 24, 2014 at 3:39 PM EDT
The “80/20 rule” -– also known as the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rule -– went into effect in 2011, and has saved consumers a lot of money over the last few years.
Posted byon July 8, 2014 at 2:44 PM EDT
Posted byon July 3, 2014 at 11:02 AM EDT
For Adelina of Sunland Park, New Mexico, like for so many others, Medicaid coverage is providing her with the coverage she needs to be healthy.
Posted byon July 2, 2014 at 6:47 PM EDT
Twenty-four states still haven't acted to make more struggling families eligible for Medicaid -- including many of the states that would benefit most. Check out our new resource center to find out how Medicaid expansion will help people across the country.
Posted byon July 1, 2014 at 1:19 PM EDT
Yesterday, for the sixth time since taking office, President Obama joined national, state, and local community leaders, business leaders, grassroots activists, elected officials, and others for an event celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month at the White House.
Posted byon June 30, 2014 at 7:05 PM EDT
The Supreme Court rules on the much-publicized Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. case.