NEW YORK, Feb 4- About 12.7 million Americans signed up for 2016 health insurance coverage through the government insurance exchanges, surpassing its expectations, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said on Thursday. In 37 states, customers can buy these plans on HealthCare.gov, the federally run website, while the other states and...» Read More
The 11 million people who receive Social Security disability face big benefit cuts next year, unless Congress acts.
Most people want Medicare and Medicaid to keep their current structure, despite GOP calls for changes.
The federal government wants many hospitals to be paid on outcomes for hip and knee replacement surgeries.
Five audits detailed mistakes in almost two-thirds of payments the government made.
Andy Slavitt, the acting boss of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees Obamacare, has been nominated as head of the agency.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, American Enterprise Institute, and Steve Rattner, Willett Advisors chairman, discuss the future of health care following the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare. Also Rattner and Gottlieb discuss consolidation within the hospital space.
Dr. Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic CEO, provides insight to the Supreme Court's ruling on Obamacare subsidies and its impact on patients, hospitals and health insurers.
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The CBO says a repeal of Obamacare would increase the US deficit by $353 billion over the next 10 years.
More than 240 people were charged with $712 million in false Medicare billing, the biggest health-care fraud takedown ever.
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A damning 2009 New Yorker article was followed by "unprecedented" savings on Medicare costs in a Texas town.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new challenge to the Obamacare law that took aim at the so-called death panel.
CNBC's John Harwood reports the House has passed a $200 billion Medicare overhaul bill. The bill will now go to the Senate, where it is expected to pass.
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Jason Furman, CEA chairman, provides reaction to the House's fiscal plan for the 2016 budget. The GOP budget would cut jobs, says Furman.
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A leading group of physicians is warning that high prices of specialty drugs is creating barriers to care for patients.