Federal officials will allow private Medicare insurance plans to require patients who are candidates for certain expensive drugs to try cheaper drugs first.
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Massachusetts planned to exclude expensive drugs that weren't proven to work better than existing alternatives from its Medicaid plan. Medicaid drug spending had doubled in five years.
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On Wednesday, a federal judge in Texas will hear arguments from Republicans who want him to strike down the health law and from Democrats who say the law is constitutional and should stay in place.
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In signs the health care market may be maturing, an analysis of insurance filings shows premiums will rise less than 4 percent on average and companies plan to market more policies in more places.
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An analysis by the state shows Medicaid expansion has cut in half the number of uninsured Ohioans. Most recipients said the expansion made it easier to find work and care for their families.
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The idea has already sparked warnings about consequences for immigrants and the nation's health care system.
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Officials in Texas are responding to the findings of an investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity into drugmakers' influence over medication choices for Medicaid patients.
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The federal government will overhaul accountable care organizations, an Obama-era innovation. The change could lead to a dramatic decrease in hospitals and doctors participating in the program.
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The complaint, filed Thursday, alleges the Trump administration is "waging a relentless campaign to sabotage and, ultimately, to nullify the law." They say that violates the Constitution.
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