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About three-quarters of the savings will go to hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid.
More companies will likely mean more competition and lower prices for consumers, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell said Tuesday.
The federal-state program, called CHIP, is funded only for another year under the law, and advocates worry that without it, some kids may suffer.
Federal actuaries say the economic rebound and increasing number of people with insurance will push up spending.
Officials, responding to recent Supreme Court actions, are seeking to overcome employers’ religious objections to the birth control coverage mandate.
Dr. Robert Galvin, who helps executives at 50 companies purchase health care for employees, tells KHN that workers must become savvier consumers.
Tuesday's conflicting rulings could affect subsidies for millions of Americans.
As Congress and the VA look to ease long wait times by sending more patients to outside providers, Dr. Ken Kizer, a former VA undersecretary for health, discusses how such an effort could play out.
The court says closely held corporations may be exempted from the health law’s contraceptive mandate.
Critics argue that some facilities using the program should not be eligible and that the money they receive from the sale of the discounted drugs is not always being plowed back into patient care.