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US alters rule on paying for end-of-life planning
The Obama administration, reversing course, will revise a Medicare regulation to delete references to end-of-life...
A bid to expand eligibility for weight-loss surgery
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel last month recommended allowing doctors to use the Lap-Band, a less...
GOP vows to defund, roll back healthcare bill
Congressional Republicans vowed Sunday to use their new majority in the House and their stronger position in the...
Analysis illustrates big gap between Medicare taxes and benefits
An updated financial analysis shows that the amount workers have paid does not come close to covering the full value...
AP-GfK Poll: Baby boomers fear outliving Medicare
The first baby boomers will be old enough to qualify for Medicare Jan. 1, and many fear the program's obituary will...
Health plans for high-risk patients attracting fewer, costing more than expected
An early feature of the new healthcare law that allows people who are already sick to get insurance to cover their...
Millions of seniors may face Medicare plan switch
More than 3 million seniors may have to switch their Medicare prescription plan next year, even if they are perfectly...
Sebelius could face health-reg fight
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius could find herself pitted between top Democrats on Capitol Hill...
New health plan for the uninsured launches in IL
A new health insurance option for people with pre-existing conditions and without medical coverage launches in Illinois...
Insurers defend limited-benefit health policies
The new health overhaul law aims to end all annual dollar limits on health insurance policies by 2014. Federal...