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Doctors Face Steep Medicaid Cuts as Fee Boost Ends

Primary care doctors caring for low-income patients will face steep fee cuts next year as a temporary program in President Barack Obama’s health care law expires. That could squeeze access just when millions of new patients are gaining Medicaid coverage.

12/10/2014

Physicians are expressing concern that a 90-day grace period rule for health plans covered under the Affordable Care Act will allow insurance companies to deny payment to doctors.  (Getty Images)

Doctor Shopping for Drugs Declines in Va.

State data show fewer people are shopping for doctors in Virginia to illegitimately obtain prescription drugs.

06/09/2014

Officials say HealthCare.gov has gotten cybersecurity upgrades ahead of a Nov. 15 start for the second open enrollment season under President Barack Obama's health care law.   (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

More Consumers Losing Their Doctors Through Obamacare Insurance Pans

More consumers realize they bought plans with limited doctor and hospital networks, some after websites that mistakenly said their doctors were included.

05/14/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Physicians are expressing concern that a 90-day grace period rule for health plans covered under the Affordable Care Act will allow insurance companies to deny payment to doctors.  (Getty Images)

Doctors Say Obamacare Grace Period Will Leave Them With Unpaid Bills

Physicians are expressing concern that a 90-day grace period rule for health plans covered under the Affordable Care Act will allow insurance companies to deny payment to doctors.

03/19/2014

How Does My Health Insurance Work At The Hospital?

The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance policies cover 10 essential benefits, including emergency treatment.

03/06/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance When I Visit A Doctor?

To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.

03/06/2014

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Poll: Almost A Third Of Americans Avoid Treatment Due To Costs

A recent poll suggests that 30 percent of Americans avoid seeking medical treatment due to concerns over costs.

12/11/2013

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FDA Seeks Faster Warning Updates for Generic Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration is seeking a rule change to allow generic drugmakers to quickly update their warning labels with new safety information for doctors and patients.

11/08/2013

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