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The Novartis cancer drug has the potential to be one of the most expensive oncology drugs ever sold. Soaring prices for cancer drugs have led many patients to cut back on treatment.
Several states have passed laws giving hospice staff the power to destroy leftover pills after patients die.
In recent months, as leaders in Washington discussed the future of American healthcare, women were not always allowed in the room.
Three-quarters of study participants said they did not know of any resource that would allow them to compare costs.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week released Hospice Compare. the measurements of quality, which are self-reported by hospices, have limited utility, some experts say.
Most states would let insurers compensate for the termination of payments by raising premiums substantially for silver plans offered through the marketplaces, the Congressional Budget Office said.
Physicians believe the simplicity of single-payer would create fewer distractions and enable them to focus on taking care of patients rather than reimbursement.
Nearly 23,000 providers submitted about $93 million in charges in 2016. Use was much higher than expected.
Two surveys of large employers show companies continue to try to control costs while backing away from shrinking or dropping health benefits.