Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News

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Name: Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
Date registered: September 12, 2017
URL: http://khn.org

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  1. Number Of Americans Without Insurance Rises in 2018 — September 10, 2019
  2. Millions Of Diabetes Patients Are Missing Out On Medicare’s Nutrition Help — September 9, 2019
  3. Trump Administration Hits Brakes On Law To Curb Unneeded Medicare CT Scans, MRIs — August 14, 2019
  4. To Save Money, American Patients And Surgeons Meet In Cancun — August 12, 2019
  5. Trump Administration ‘Open For Business’ On Drug Imports From Canada — July 31, 2019

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Number Of Americans Without Insurance Rises in 2018

Census officials said most of drop in health coverage was related to a 0.7% decline in Medicaid. The number of people with private insurance remained steady.

Millions Of Diabetes Patients Are Missing Out On Medicare’s Nutrition Help

Health experts say the little-used benefit represents a lost opportunity for older adults to improve their health — and for the program to save money by preventing costly complications from diabetes and chronic kidney disease.

Trump Administration Hits Brakes On Law To Curb Unneeded Medicare CT Scans, MRIs

Critics worry the delays come at a steep cost: Medicare paying for millions of unnecessary exams and patients subject to radiation for no medical benefit.

To Save Money, American Patients And Surgeons Meet In Cancun

The patient is from Mississippi. The surgeon is from Wisconsin. They meet in a Mexican resort for knee replacement surgery. Because the care costs so much less than in the U.S, the patient’s health plan pays her $5,000.

Trump Administration ‘Open For Business’ On Drug Imports From Canada

HHS secretary announces a preliminary plan Wednesday to allow Americans to import certain lower-cost drugs from Canada. Insulin and other biological drugs, controlled substances and intravenous drugs would not be included.

Using Obamacare Funds, Trump Aims To Shift Dialysis Care To Patients’ Homes

Only about 12% of dialysis patients get their treatment at home and the initiative aims to dramatically increase that number and move patients out of costly dialysis centers. It would also add provisions to boost the annual number of kidneys available for transplants.

How To Get A Cheaper Prescription Before Leaving The Doctor’s Office

A pricing tool embedded in their electronic health record and prescribing system lets doctors see how much patients will pay out-of-pocket based on their insurance and the pharmacy. But doctors have been slow to adopt the technology, which has limitations.

Trump Has Blessed States’ Exploration Of Importing Drugs. Will It Catch On?

Colorado, Florida and Vermont — with the support of President Donald Trump — are exploring plans to bring drugs across the border from Canada to help lower costs.

Study: Arkansas Medicaid Work Requirements Hit Those Already Employed

More than 95% of the Arkansas residents targeted by the state’s Medicaid work requirement were already working or met the criteria to be exempted from the mandate, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Walmart Charts New Course By Steering Workers To High-Quality Imaging Centers

Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, is recommending that employees and dependents use one of 800 imaging centers identified as providing trustworthy care.

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