As Congress decides whether to repeal a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, a Maine-based task force set to meet for the first time next week will be studying state-based fixes to the health care system. Included in the discussion would be long-shot proposals to...
If millions of Americans drop their healthcare coverage, providers will be forced to bill patients directly and see fewer collections. They also will see more and sicker patients in emergency rooms, already a cost center for hospitals.
An increasing number of Iowans who face steep health insurance bills are looking at an alternative: faith-based “health sharing ministries,” in which religious Americans help each other pay medical bills.
JEFFERSON CITY — The state recently began receiving data on dispensing records of controlled substances by doctors and pharmacists throughout the state. It’s an attempt to identify prescribers who help fuel the abuse of prescription painkillers.
Clover Health, an insurance startup propelled by Silicon Valley money, is losing one of its two founders. The setback comes about six months after an investment that valued the company at more than $1 billion.