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1 HOUR AGO - Yahoo! News

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U.S. hospitals get lift from surge in Medicaid sign-ups

By Susan Kelly CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. hospitals are getting a stronger-than-expected benefit from a new influx of low-income patients whose bills are paid by the government's Medicaid program, raising their profit forecasts as a result. The growing numbers of Medicaid patients helped hospital operator HCA Holdings Inc, the largest for-profit chain, post stronger earnings in the second quarter than ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Cigna to sell individual exchange plans in three more U.S. states

(Reuters) - Insurer Cigna Corp Chief Executive Officer David Cordani said on Thursday that it plans to sell individual exchange health plans in three additional U.S. states in 2015, for a total of eight states. The exchanges were created under U.S. President Barack Obama's national healthcare reform law and allow individuals to buy insurance with access to government subsidies. (Reporting ...

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6 HOURS AGO - MSNBC

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Inside the Disastrous Obamacare Rollout

A rushed HHS team failed to plan properly or watch over contractors hired to build the online health insurance exchange, a new report finds.

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8 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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India's battle against unneeded medical care finds World Bank support

By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India needs to curtail excessive medical care that leads to patient overspending as more people get health insurance, the World Bank said on Thursday, adding voice to a growing chorus against overtreatment in the country. Practices such as "defensive medicine" and aggressive marketing by hospitals, which cost the United States an estimated $250 ...

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19 HOURS AGO - MSNBC

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Contractors Allowed to Fumble Obamacare Website, GAO Says

A rushed HHS team failed to plan properly or watch over contractors hired to build the online health insurance exchange, a new report finds.

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