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No one would accept many of the charges levied by providers if they appeared on bills delivered by a contractor, or a lawyer or an auto mechanic.
California's penalty is modeled on the one originally in the federal Affordable Care Act.
St. Louis trauma surgeon Dr. Laurie Punch is on a mission to stop the bleeding of her patients and the violence-plagued communities around her.
The administration argues it doesn't have to pay the money because a Republican-controlled Congress stripped away most of the funding.
It's not that patients are starving. It's that they may have a lot of food one day and none the next.
Lower courts were split on whether the government should be forced to make the payments. Here are five reasons you should pay attention to the case.
Scripps Mercy Hospital officials have made a number of changes to help protect employees from what they refer to as an epidemic of violence.
Although CMS has earned praise for responding to errors identified by Plan Finder users, some people may have signed up for plans before the mistakes were caught.
The current complexity is an outgrowth of countless decisions over the past 30 years, many of which sounded logical at the time but which grew out of financial considerations.
Physicians say the law's constraints on what insurers now pay has given the companies an unfair advantage in negotiations with doctors, which is leading to major changes in the industry that may affect patients.