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Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 02:45 PM EDT

If Trump Cuts Obamacare Subsidies, Premiums Will Spike: CBO

If Trump Cuts Obamacare Subsidies, Premiums Will Spike: CBO

The Congressional Budget Office says Obamacare premiums will increase by 20 percent next year and by 25 percent in 2020 — if President Donald Trump ends key federal subsidies to the program. The CBO report...

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 02:25 PM EDT

Apple, Aetna Meeting to Bring Apple Watch to Aetna: Sources

Apple, Aetna Meeting to Bring Apple Watch to Aetna: Sources

Apple and Aetna held secret meetings last week to bring Apple's health- and fitness-tracking device, Apple Watch, to Aetna customers, according to three sources who spoke with CNBC. Aetna, which covers an...

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 08:32 AM EDT

A Stronger Medicaid Emerges From GOP Health Overhaul Debate

A Stronger Medicaid Emerges From GOP Health Overhaul Debate

Medicaid, a 1960s Great Society pillar long reviled by conservatives, seems to have emerged even stronger after the Republican failure to pass health overhaul legislation. The federal-state health insurance...

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 01:50 PM EDT

Student Seeking Paramedic Internship Saves Choking Man

Student Seeking Paramedic Internship Saves Choking Man

A man who started choking in a coffeehouse was saved by a California State University, Sacramento student who was waiting to interview for a paramedic internship. Coastal Peaks Coffee owner Mike Knight tells...

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 11:12 AM EDT

Looking into the Future: Online Eye Exams

Looking into the Future: Online Eye Exams

An online eye exam that you can take on a computer, in the comfort of your home. Seems like the perfect solution for busy people who may not have time to see the eye doctor. Yet, the increasingly popular...

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 11:16 AM EDT

5 Die After Being Fitted With Obesity Devices, FDA Says

5 Die After Being Fitted With Obesity Devices, FDA Says

At least five people have died after receiving gastric balloons to help them lose weight, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. It’s unclear whether the balloons or the surgery to implant them could...

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 02:34 PM EDT

1 in 3 Cancer Patients Face Unexpected Costs: Study

1 in 3 Cancer Patients Face Unexpected Costs: Study

A Duke University study found more than a third of cancer patients with health insurance faced out-of-pocket costs that were more than they expected. Researchers say patients with unexpected costs are less...

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 10:19 AM EDT

The Freshman 15 Is a Myth

The Freshman 15 Is a Myth

Incoming college students have long feared the freshman 15, the alleged 15 pound weight gain common among first year students. But studies suggest this concept is nothing more than a myth, NBC News reported. O...

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 07:35 AM EDT

Trump Actions Trigger Health Premium Hikes for 2018: Study

Trump Actions Trigger Health Premium Hikes for 2018: Study

The Trump administration's own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many consumers, a nonpartisan study has found. The analysis released...

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 06:16 AM EDT

Lawsuit: CVS Charges More for Drugs Paid for With Insurance

Lawsuit: CVS Charges More for Drugs Paid for With Insurance

A California woman sued CVS Health Corporation Monday, accusing the company of charging customers more when they use insurance to pay for certain generic prescriptions, NBC News reported. Megan Schultz...

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