In N.J., Medicaid patients lose doctors as UnitedHealthcare pares down its network

UnitedHealthcare is dropping hundreds of other doctors in its central and northern New Jersey Medicaid physician network. The move is forcing thousands of low-income patients to forsake longtime physicians. The insurer has been barred by the state from signing up new Medicaid clients.

In N.J., Medicaid patients lose doctors as UnitedHealthcare pares down its network

UnitedHealthcare is dropping hundreds of other doctors in its central and northern New Jersey Medicaid physician network. The move is forcing thousands of low-income patients to forsake longtime physicians. The insurer has been barred by the state from signing up new Medicaid clients.

Can Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All work? No time soon, Princeton professor says at Penn.

The cost of Medicare for All could turn the government into "a health insurance company with armed forces," Princeton economist Paul Starr said Friday at a health care cost event by University of Pennsylvania's Leonard Davis Institute.

Can Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All work? No time soon, Princeton professor says at Penn.

The cost of Medicare for All could turn the government into "a health insurance company with armed forces," Princeton economist Paul Starr said Friday at a health care cost event by University of Pennsylvania's Leonard Davis Institute.

Coronavirus hits cruising industry where it hurts most — new business

That sentiment is bad news for the growing cruise industry, which has taken a multimillion-dollar financial hit as the situation unfolds. Bookings are down, according to some major players, and the nonstop attention has been damaging.

Coronavirus hits cruising industry where it hurts most — new business

That sentiment is bad news for the growing cruise industry, which has taken a multimillion-dollar financial hit as the situation unfolds. Bookings are down, according to some major players, and the nonstop attention has been damaging.
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Insulin is being sold illegally on Craigslist for a fraction of its retail price, study finds

A new study found that insulin is being sold on Craigslist for a fraction of its list price.

President Trump’s budget plan could cut Medicaid and Medicare health services. Here’s how.

President Trump's budget for fiscal year 2021, which starts in October, would cut nearly $1 trillion from Medicaid.

To ward off surprise medical bills, try setting your own terms

Advocates say such consent-form alterations could provide some protection from surprise bills, though there are several major caveats to this largely untested idea.

Harvard leads U.S. colleges that received $1 billion from China

Trade tensions between Beijing and Washington have been building for years, leading the Trump administration to label the Asian nation “a threat to the world.” Yet the tally of gifts and contracts from China to U.S. universities since the start of 2013 is approaching $1 billion.

Employers’ dream of controlling health costs turns to workers’ sleep

Sleep is the latest in an ever-growing list of wellness issues — such as weight loss, exercise and nutrition — that firms are targeting to improve workers’ health and lower medical costs.

New Jersey law bans sale of flavored vaping products

New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation prohibiting the sale of flavored vaping products.

The Philadelphia Parking Authority has relocated spaces for disabled drivers across the city. Here’s why.

One reader wondered: Are parking spots for the disabled disappearing from Center City? The answer: Not exactly.

In Pa., N.J., and across the country, the ACA has narrowed racial gaps in health-care access

A new report by the Commonwealth Fund found that racial and ethnic gaps in insurance coverage and access to care narrowed under the Affordable Care Act.

The latest skirmish over abortion: Separate insurance premium billing under Obamacare plans

Two monthly bills. That's what ACA state exchange health plans will have to send if they cover abortion.

Spotlight PA

Nearly 150,000 in Pa. could be forced to change medications beginning Jan. 1. Here’s why.

Physicians fear access to critical medications could be delayed because of the quick rollout of new state regulations.

Here’s to your health: A decade of drug breakthroughs

For all the flak the pharmaceutical industry has taken for its exorbitant pricing practices, there's no getting around the fact that it's been a pretty stunning decade for medical progress.

THC vape dealers are stealing customers’ money online, FDA says

If you must vape, buy from a state-regulated dispensary.

Federal court ruling on ACA could imperil preexisting condition coverage. A Chester County man with a $35,000 hospital bill knows what that means.

A Chester County man was diagnosed with heart failure, then told his plan wouldn't cover it because it was a pre-existing condition. How was he supposed to know?

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