In CO, Insurance Surges But Cost Still Concern September 16, 2015 A comprehensive statewide survey shows Colorado cut its uninsured rate in half, with one in five state residents on Medicaid. But out-of-pocket health expenses can still be hard for families to afford.
Spreading The Word: Obamacare and Native Americans September 8, 2015 Many Native Americans rely entirely on free care from the financially strapped Indian Health Service. Advocates say signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act can broaden their choices.
Diabetes Drug Costs Overlooked, But Shouldn’t Be August 18, 2015 Much of the recent debate about drug costs has centered on high-priced specialty drugs, such as those to cure hepatitis C. But millions more people have diabetes and their drugs are also expensive.
Some Employers Look To Control High Drug Costs August 12, 2015 Spending for high-priced specialty drugs for diseases such as cancer, HIV and hepatitis C is expected to rise dramatically next year, and large companies hope to put controls in place to help keep their costs down, according to a new survey.
Iowans Worry About Private Management Of Medicaid August 6, 2015 Many in Iowa get Medicaid -- the state-federal health program for poorer Americans -- especially after the state expanded the program under the federal health law. But a plan to switch administration of the program to private health care companies has patients worried that their care will suffer.
Advocates: 'Parity' Law Not Fulfilling Promise August 3, 2015 A landmark federal law requiring insurers to cover mental illness as they would any other disease is not being followed or enforced, say patient advocates and attorneys. Insurers say they have taken tremendous steps.