NY’s soaring employer-sponsored health insurance costs among nation’s highest
New York Upstate
Employer-sponsored health insurance premiums increased 10 percent in New York last year, making the state’s coverage costs among the nation’s highest, according to an Albany think tank.
States: Workaround succeeding after cut in health subsidies
A workaround by states to counter Trump administration cuts to Affordable Care Act subsidies has largely succeeded in protecting consumers from higher costs, California and 17 other states said.
Medicaid Under The Influence: How Drugmakers Sway Medication Options For Patients
Eight months pregnant, the drug sales representative wore a wire for the FBI around her bulging belly as she recorded conversations with colleagues at a conference in Chicago. Her code name? Pampers.
These Pills Could Be Next U.S. Drug Epidemic, Public Health Officials Say
The growing use of anti-anxiety pills reminds some doctors of the early days of the opioid crisis.
FDA eyes new ways to lower some drug costs and boost consumer access
In its latest bid to address health care costs, the Food and Drug Administration issued a new guidance that offers suggestions for drug makers seeking to switch their prescription medicines to a so-called non-prescription status.
Centivo Raises $34 Million to Create Primary Care-Focused Health Plan
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Centivo Corporation has raised $34 million in Series A funding to develop a novel type of employer-sponsored health plan centered on primary care.
Report: Tennessee 4th-worst state to live in U.S.
A CNBC report claims Tennessee is the 4th-worst state to live in the United States.