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A vaccine, under development in Cuba for more than 2 decades, has shown potential to improve survival in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
Payer coverage has been cited as the most frequent barrier to patient access to obesity therapy. While most new obesity therapies have lower wholesale costs than SGLT2 inhibitors, lack of coverage puts them out of reach for most Americans, according to a new study.
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin's updated Medicaid proposal relies on beneficiaries being active consumers in their healthcare, but evidence shows that will be unlikely, especially among those with low incomes.
What we're reading, August 29, 2016: Audit finds Medicare Advantage plans overcharged the government; enrollment on the Affordable Care Act's exchanges less than half of initial prediction; and California bill to protect consumers from surprise medical bills divides physicians.
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) has become known as “good cholesterol” because it helps reduce risk of stroke and heart attack. However, new research found that both high and low levels of HDL could increase a person’s risk of premature death.
Despite coverage gains since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, groups at risk of being uninsured before the law continue to have higher uninsured rates.
High persistent spending is unusually common during the year before death, researchers find.
Programs that seek to lower hospital admissions rates may also reduce readmissions, even though patients in communities adopting the programs tend to be sicker when hospitalized, according to a recent study in Health Affairs.
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