Legislators largely back Baker's health care plan in joint committee hearing
Legislators overall seemed to like the message of Gov. Baker's health care bill — that the state needs to bolster investment in primary care and behavioral health care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Westerman's Fair Care Act Takes Aim at Affordability
A Republican congressman from Arkansas is working on what he calls a bipartisan health care bill that would close existing coverage gaps and lower costs: the Fair Care Act. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 13, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Here's a rundown of Gov. Baker's newest health care bill
Gov. Charlie Baker released a comprehensive health care bill on Friday aimed at prioritizing consumers, small businesses and distressed hospitals rather than academic medical centers and drug manufacturers. At a press conference Friday, Baker said the bill includes five different themes: Prioritizing behavioral health and primary care; stabilizing distressed community hospitals and health centers; managing health care cost drivers; improving access to high-quality and coordinated care; and promoting… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Here's a rundown of Gov. Baker's newest health care bill
Gov. Charlie Baker released a comprehensive health care bill on Friday aimed at prioritizing consumers, small businesses and distressed hospitals rather than academic medical centers and drug manufacturers. At a press conference Friday, Baker said the bill includes five different themes: Prioritizing behavioral health and primary care; stabilizing distressed community hospitals and health centers; managing health care cost drivers; improving access to high-quality and coordinated care; and promoting… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Gov. Baker set to release health care bill Friday
Gov. Charlie Baker is releasing a new health care proposal Friday. According to his public schedule, Baker and his health and human services chief, Marylou Sudders will unveil the bill at a 1:30 p.m. event at the Massachusetts State House. Additional details weren't immediately available. The new bill is the second health care proposal to emerge from the governo r’s office this year, after he launched a plan in January to change how the state’s Medicaid program, known as MassHealth, negotiates… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Doug Ford's health-care bill provokes avalanche of public response
Although the Ford government gave barely 24 hours notice of a public hearing on its sweeping health-care reforms, people swamped Queen's Park with requests to speak. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Legislators to revisit health care bill 'as early as possible,' DeLeo says
House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Tuesday that legislators will take another crack at a health care overhaul in the upcoming session, with negotiations beginning earlier than last year and including a look at MassHealth reform. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Lawmakers pass rural health-care bill
The General Assembly gave final passage Thursday to a comprehensive health-care bill aimed at increasing access to medical care in rural Georgia. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 30, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

Lawmakers pass rural health-care bill
The General Assembly gave final passage Thursday to a comprehensive health-care bill aimed at increasing access to medical care in rural Georgia. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 30, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

Protection from out-of-network doctor charges to be part of House health care bill
Consumer protections around out-of-network billing are among the most long sought-after aspects of the bill, details of which were outlined by House Speaker Robert DeLeo at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on Friday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Protection from out-of-network doctor charges to be part of House health care bill
Consumer protections around out-of-network billing are among the most long sought-after aspects of the bill, details of which were outlined by House Speaker Robert DeLeo at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on Friday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

'Micro hospitals' bill clears Georgia Senate
The Georgia Senate passed a comprehensive health-care bill Thursday aimed at increasing access to medical care in rural Georgia. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

'Micro hospitals' bill clears Georgia Senate
The Georgia Senate passed a comprehensive health-care bill Thursday aimed at increasing access to medical care in rural Georgia. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

Why Does America Spend More on Health Care?
TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 -- It's well-known that the United States spends a lot more for its health care than other industrialized nations do. But a new study claims that some of the purported explanations for why America's health care bill is so... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mass. Senate passes major health care bill, adds single payer study
A sweeping package of reforms that supporters said aimed to fix broken elements of the state's health care system while also saving consumers money passed the Senate on a 33-6 vote at midnight Thursday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Katie Lannan Source Type: news

The Latest: Bipartisan health care bill would save money
Online window shopping for 2018 coverage underway as Trump administration launches 'Obamacare' sign-up season (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bipartisan Approach to Health Care Bill Applauded by AAFP, Others
The AAFP joined in praising a bipartisan proposal to improve the nation's health care law that included important recommendations from physicians. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

President Trump: ‘I’ll Negotiate With the Democrats If We Can Come Up With a Fantastic Health Care Bill’
In the wake of yet another failed effort by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Donald Trump said he’d be willing to work with Democrats on a health care bill. Speaking to Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends in an interview that will air Thursday morning, Trump said that his party will try again with a revised health care bill “a few months from now.” But until that happens, he is open to working with Democrats on the legislation. “We’ll vote it — it’s block grants. It’s going to be great health care,” Trump began. “But in the mean...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized onetime White House Source Type: news

Jimmy Kimmel ’s Takes a New Stand Against Pumpkin Spice Pizza
Now that the repeal of the Affordable Care Act is off the table, Jimmy Kimmel has found his new moral stance—pumpkin spice pizza. While earlier in the week, Kimmel promised his audience that he would “go back to talking about the Kardashians!” after fighting against the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, on Tuesday night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! the host once again used his monologue to preach about an evil he saw in the world, namely, pumpkin spice pizza. “Is nothing sacred?” complained Kimmel. The pizza in question comes from Villa Italian Kitchen, the people who brought the world...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Locker Tags: Uncategorized Jimmy Kimmel jimmy kimmel live Late Night Comedy pumpkin spice Television Source Type: news

Jimmy Kimmel ’s Takes a New Stand Against the Threat of Pumpkin Spice Pizza
Now that the repeal of the Affordable Care Act is off the table, Jimmy Kimmel has found his new moral stance—pumpkin spice pizza. While earlier in the week, Kimmel promised his audience that he would “go back to talking about the Kardashians!” after fighting against the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, on Tuesday night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! the host once again used his monologue to preach about an evil he saw in the world, namely, pumpkin spice pizza. “Is nothing sacred?” complained Kimmel. The pizza in question comes from Villa Italian Kitchen, the people who brought the world...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Locker Tags: Uncategorized Jimmy Kimmel jimmy kimmel live Late Night Comedy pumpkin spice Television Source Type: news

Senate Decides Not to Vote on Latest Health Care Bill
14 hours ago ... AARP staunchly opposed the Graham-Cassidy bill and conducted a full-court press urging senators to vote no on the measure, rallying its 38  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 27, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

GOP sources: Senate Republicans will not vote this week on latest health care bill
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Analysis says lots of states lose on health bill
A new analysis finds that 34 states and Washington, D.C., would lose money under the newest version of the Republican health care bill (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Graham-Cassidy health care bill on life support after Sen. Collins says she'll vote "no"
The latest iteration of Republican health care reform is on life support after Sen. Susan Collins says she'll vote "no" on a proposal from Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes joins CBSN with the details. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Trump slams McCain for opposing health bill
Republican Sen. John McCain's opposition to the latest GOP health care bill is drawing an angry tweet from President Donald Trump. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sen. Susan Collins Won ’t Support the GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Bill
Maine Senator Susan Collins said Monday that she will vote against the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, becoming the third Republican Senator to oppose the latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “Today, we find out that there is now a fourth version of the Graham-Cassidy proposal, which is as deeply flawed as the previous iterations,” she said in a statement on Monday. “The fact that a new version of this bill was released the very week we are supposed to vote compounds the problem.” The Congressional Budget Office said Monday that the latest version of the bill would reduce insurance cove...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized Congress Health Care onetime Senate Source Type: news

The Latest: Collins opposes GOP health care bill
Maine's Sen. Susan Collins says she's against the last-gasp Republican health care bill, which now lacks enough GOP support to pass (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Senator casts doubt on fate of health care bill
A top Senate Republican say he doubts whether the latest GOP health care bill will even come up for a vote this week. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

GOP hopes for Senate health care bill flickering out
Top Republicans had amended their measure overnight. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Protesters in wheelchairs disrupt bill hearing
Wheelchair-bound protesters interrupted a hearing on the GOP's health care bill _ loudly screaming, "No cuts to Medicaid (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

GOP Sweetens Health Care Bill to Woo Key Votes
Revisions would give states more decision-making authority on how to allocate health care dollars (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paul still opposes GOP health care bill, despite changes
Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he will not vote for the latest Republican health care bill, calling last-minute changes designed to send more money to states with undecided senators as "suspicious." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The GOP Health Care Bill Is Near Collapse With Rand Paul Still Opposed
(WASHINGTON) — A spokesman for Sen. Rand Paul says the Kentucky Republican remains opposed to the GOP bill repealing the Obama health care law. Paul’s opposition would almost certainly doom the measure. Just three Republican opponents would kill the bill in the narrowly divided Senate. Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain opposes the measure and Maine Republican Susan Collins seems almost sure to do so. Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski is undecided but voted against earlier versions this summer. Spokesman Sergio Gor says Paul wants a “significant” reduction in the law’s $1 trillion in spending, elimin...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Congress Health Care onetime Source Type: news

Spokesman says GOP Sen. Rand Paul opposes party's health care bill despite revisions, latest blow to Republican hopes
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: GOP releases new version of health care bill
The new version of the Graham-Cassidy bill aims to sweeten the deal for Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, whose support is crucial to the legislation's survival. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

New version of Graham-Cassidy health care bill amid GOP divide
A CBS News poll finds most Americans do not support the last-ditch Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. Just 20 percent approve of the bill written by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, while 52 percent disapprove. Nancy Cordes reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Graham-Cassidy health care bill has more funding for some states
CBS News' Nancy Cordes reports that the new version has more funding for Arizona, Alaska and Maine (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health care bill teeters, GOP adds money to woo dissidents
Top Republicans are adding money to their staggering effort to repeal the Obama health care law and say they're pushing toward a climactic Senate faceoff this week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Poll reveals Americans' attitudes on GOP health care bill
Four in 10 say Republicans trying to push Obamacare replacement bill through Congress too fast, and fewer than one in 10 believe it would help them (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Senate Republicans offer new health bill
Senate Republicans are adding billions of dollars to their teetering health care bill, hoping to win support from GOP senators who may be opposing the legislation. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Senate Republicans add additional money to teetering health care bill, hoping to win votes from defecting GOP senators
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Marc Short claims health care bill guarantees pre-existing conditions coverage
Short claims the proposed Graham-Cassidy bill "does not change" coverage of pre-existing conditions (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sen. Collins says it's hard to envision getting to "yes" on latest health care bill
"It is hard for me to envision getting to yes on this bill, because my concerns are so fundamental," Sen. Collins said on CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill Revives Age Tax
3 days ago ... According to the AARP analysis, for a 60-year-old earning $25,000 a year, premiums and out-of-pocket costs could increase by as much as  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Trump adviser insists health bill has safeguards
A White House adviser insists the Republican health care bill would protect people with pre-existing conditions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

GOP Sen. Collins likely against latest health bill adding another blow
Sen. Susan Collins is all but closing the door on backing the last-ditch Republican health care bill (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Sen. Graham insists health care bill isn't dead
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina still thinks there's a path forward for a last-ditch effort to end "Obamacare," even after his friend, Sen. John McCain, said he opposes the bill (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Kaiser Permanente CEO on GOP health care bill
Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard J. Tyson explains his concerns about the Graham-Cassidy bill and what Congress should do next. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ThisWeek Source Type: news

GOP Health Care Bill in Limbo After Another Republican Senator ’s Support Waivers
(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Susan Collins on Sunday all but closed the door to supporting last-ditch Republican health care bill, leaving her party’s drive to uproot President Barack Obama’s health care law dangling by an increasingly slender thread. Already two GOP senators, Rand Paul of Kentucky and John McCain of Arizona, have said they would vote against the legislation, and if Collins, a Maine moderate, were to join them, the bill would die. All Democratic senators oppose the measure, so “no” votes from three of the 52 GOP senators would kill the plan. “It’s very difficult for me to e...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Congress onetime White House Source Type: news

GOP Sen. Collins likely against Graham-Cassidy health bill in latest blow
Sen. Susan Collins is all but closing the door on backing the last-ditch Republican health care bill (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news