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Medicare for All Congressional Budget Office report

Emily Viles | May 2, 2019 | Federal

Medicare for All bill gets first hearing on Capitol Hill

Emily Viles | Apr 30, 2019 | Federal

This morning, Congress is holding the first hearing for the Medicare for All bill in the House Rules Committee. The testimony is ongoing, and is scheduled to continue throughout the day. “I believe this is a historic day. Today the Rules Committee is holding a hearing on the Medicare for...[ Read More ]

National survey reveals top mental health concern in each state

Emily Viles | Apr 29, 2019 | Federal

Late last week, the insurance company TermLife2Go published the results of a national survey detailing the top mental health concerns in each state. The results were gathered by utilizing top mental health sites like TalkSpace, NAMI, and MentalHealth.gov. These sites contain information on the top mental health concerns, their symptoms,...[ Read More ]

Poll reveals Americans want federal protections from surprise medical bills

Emily Viles | Apr 25, 2019 | Federal

On Wednesday, a poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that a majority of Americans want federal government protections against surprise medical bills. Surprise medical billing occurs most often when an individual is transported to an emergency room by an out-of-network ambulance, when an emergency room is outside of...[ Read More ]

CMS finalizes rules to allow expansion of telehealth services

Marjie High | Apr 9, 2019 | Federal

CMS finalized proposed rules this week that will allow Medicare Advantage plans to expand telehealth benefits covered in plans by 2020. Prior to this year, Medicare enrollees could receive only limited telehealth services and only if they lived in rural areas. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, sought to loosen...[ Read More ]

FAIR Health white paper details trends in alternative places of care

Emily Boerger | Apr 9, 2019 | Federal

National nonprofit FAIR Health recently released its second annual white paper, detailing trends in place of service for health care and changes in the growth of procedure charges. While price growth was relatively consistent with last year’s data, the new white paper shows an increase in utilization of new venues...[ Read More ]

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DJ Wilson | Mar 25, 2019 | Federal

As we build into a new model of policy journalism for the digital age, we’re learning there are new rules for the world that aren’t yet written down in many text books or taught in many journalism courses. The digital age is different than the printing press age. So, how...[ Read More ]

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