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  • But the Affordable Care Act also expanded Medicaid. Not only would the GOP legislation scale back coverage through the insurance markets and phase out the Medicaid expansion, it would also make fundamental changes to the broader Medicaid program. As health care costs have kept climbing, employers cut back on coverage, and Medicaid passed Medicare as the...

  • Police forcibly remove disabled protesters from Capitol Hill

    Police carried away demonstrators from outside Sen. Mitch McConnell's Capitol Hill office Thursday after the release of the Senate's health-care reform bill.

  • COLOMBO, Sri Lanka— State hospitals in Sri Lanka were paralyzed Friday as doctors went on strike to demand that a private medical university be shut down, saying it could jeopardize health care standards in the island nation. Thilak Prasanna, a retired government employee, said he had to return home without undergoing a minor stomach operation at a government...

  • "Young people may be dying because they are not getting the treatment they need," said Brendan Saloner, an addiction researcher at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who wrote an editorial published with the study Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. Scott Hadland of Boston Medical Center. Doctors must become more comfortable treating addiction with...

  • June 19- Scientific instruments maker PerkinElmer Inc said on Monday it would buy Germany's Euroimmun Medical Laboratory Diagnostics AG for about $1.3 billion in cash. The acquisition is expected to add about $0.28 to $0.30 per share to PerkinElmer's 2018 adjusted earnings. PerkinElmer also reaffirmed its 2017 revenue and earnings per share guidance.

  • LOS ANGELES— The Latest on a settlement with Genesis HealthCare to resolve allegations that the company and its subsidiaries filed false claims with the U.S. government:. Genesis HealthCare says it is pleased to resolve allegations that the company and its subsidiaries had submitted false claims for unnecessary therapy and nursing care.

  • LOS ANGELES— Genesis HealthCare has agreed to pay $53.6 million to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to the federal government for unnecessary therapy and substandard nursing care, the Justice Department said Friday. The settlement resolves six federal lawsuits and investigations alleging Genesis HealthCare companies and facilities...

  • Jim Cramer on Mad Money

    Jim Cramer dissects one scary investment combination and how to play it, despite scary media headlines.

  • Cramer Remix: What the dreaded rise in stocks, gold & Bitcoin means for your money

    Jim Cramer dissects one scary investment combination and how to play it, despite scary media headlines.

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that church-affiliated hospital systems do not have to comply with a federal law governing employee pensions, overturning lower court decisions that could have cost the hospitals billions of dollars. The ruling was a victory for New Jersey- based Saint Peter's Healthcare System, Illinois- based...

  • Patient contemplating how to use an HSA,

    Health savings accounts, which offer tax advantages, can be used to pay for medical expenses now and in retirement.

  • In addition, "there was a delay in the time until their quality of life began to deteriorate," said Dr Mark Robson of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, who led the study. To have a relatively well-tolerated oral agent as an alternative for these women is certainly exciting, "said Robson, who presented the data at the American Society of Clinical...

  • "We took 48 patients to five hospitals across London and treated a number of others at the scene for minor injuries," Peter Rhodes, London Ambulance Service's assistant director of operations, said in a statement on Sunday.

  • LONDON, June 4- London's ambulance service said it had taken at least 20 people to hospital and treated others on the scene after an attack in the London Bridge area late on Saturday. "We have taken at least 20 patients to six hospitals across London following the incident at London Bridge," the London Ambulance Service's assistant director of operations, Peter...

  • LONDON, June 4- Three major London hospitals said on Sunday that they were on lockdown after attacks near London Bridge late on Saturday in which up to seven people are feared dead. "Due to the ongoing incident in central London, Guy's, St Thomas'& zEvelinaLondon are on lockdown to keep patients, relatives and staff safe," the authority that runs the hospitals said on...

  • June 3- Three quarters of patients with a wide variety of advanced cancers responded to a Loxo Oncology Inc therapy that targets a specific genetic defect, according to data from a small study presented on Saturday at the year's most important oncology meeting. David Hyman, chief of early drug development at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York...

  • AMSTERDAM, June 1- Dutch healthcare technology company Philips said Thursday it had reached deals with New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Utah- based Intermountain Healthcare for them to use its genomics platform for cancer research and treatment. Intermountain Healthcare, which runs 22 hospitals and 180 clinics, aims to make its...

  • Cramer Remix: Why China may have just beaten Washington

    Jim Cramer lays out a case for why Beijing may have a bigger impact on your money than the Capitol.

  • Zoetis CEO says new drug is a game-changer for treating pain in cats, dogs

    Jim Cramer spoke with Juan Ramon Alaix, the CEO of animal health giant Zoetis, to get the latest on pet treatments.

  • Jim Cramer on Mad Money

    Jim Cramer lays out a case for why Beijing may have a bigger impact on your money than the Capitol.