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1898 Articles Matching "government"

Despite U.S. law, many clinical trial results go unreported

Jan 18, 2020 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Fewer than half of clinical trial sponsors reported their results to a U.S. government registry within a year of the trial's completion, flouting U.S. law and risking fines, British researchers reported on Friday....
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UnitedHealth bets on government health plan growth in 2020

Jan 16, 2020 , Reuters
UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit on Wednesday, and said it expects strong sales of its government health plans this year....
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Germany concerned about swine fever cases in nearby Poland

Jan 11, 2020 , Reuters
Germany’s government said on Friday it is concerned about the spread of the pig disease African swine fever (ASF) in wild boars in Poland close to the German border....
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Appeals Court Judges Seem Disinclined To Let Insurers Recoup Loses From Cut To Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments

Jan 11, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
The federal government is arguing that insurers received increased subsidies when they raised premiums, which more than compensated their losses. Judges in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims have so far sided with insurers and ruled that their strategies to mitigate losses from CSR payments do not affect their eligibility for repayment. Meanwhile, states report their health law enrollment...
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Judges Question Why Trump’s Ban On Immigrants Who Don’t Have Health Care Doesn’t Contradict Congress’ Will

Jan 11, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
Under federal law, legal immigrants are eligible for government-funded health care. During arguments the three-judge panel questioned why President Donald Trump was allowed to overrule that legislation with his ban....
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Another GA Neighborhood At Risk From Toxic Gas

Jan 10, 2020 , WebMD
A neighborhood west of Atlanta faces cancer risks that rise above what the government considers acceptable for airborne toxins due to ethylene oxide emissions, a study by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division...
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Government To Start Collecting DNA From Detained Immigrants As Part Of Controversial Pilot Program

Jan 08, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
The information would go into a massive criminal database run by the FBI, where it would be held indefinitely. The administration's efforts have elicited withering criticism from advocates who believe the government shouldn't obtain such sensitive information from people who aren't linked to serious...
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Bundled Payments Fall Short Of Expectations In Cutting Spending, Improving Quality

Jan 08, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
The federal government, hospitals and physicians have been gravitating toward bundled payments, but new studies challenge the belief that they help achieve cost savings. Meanwhile, CMS is proposing changes to Medicare Advantage payments for 2021, including an increase in the percentage of patient "encounter data" used to calculate...
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Thailand rolls out cannabis clinic based on traditional medicine

Jan 07, 2020 , Reuters
Thailand opened its first full-time clinic specializing in traditional and alternative cannabis-based medicine on Monday, as part of a move by the government towards developing a medicinal cannabis industry....
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Long Term Care: Navigating The Decade Ahead

Dec 28, 2019 , Forbes
From 2020 to 2030, the pressure will be on for national governments, policymakers, and healthcare providers to redress the scarcity of resources available to the elderly and the people who care for...
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Fewer than 900,000 new Japanese babies this year for first time on record

Dec 25, 2019 , Reuters
The number of babies born in Japan fell an estimated 5.9% this year to fewer than 900,000 for the first time since the government started compiling data in 1899, the welfare ministry said on Tuesday....
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Health Officials Blame ‘Vast Majority’ Of Vaping Illnesses On Vitamin E Acetate, But Don’t Rule Out Other Chemicals

Dec 24, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The cause of the vaping-related illnesses has long-stumped health officials, but they had been slowly zeroing in on vitamin E oil in recent weeks. Although there has been a drop in emergency room visits for vaping-related lung injuries, government officials emphasized new cases continue. And officials are warning that the patients are prone to relapse....
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U.S. government says verdict in Bayer's Roundup case should be reversed

Dec 22, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department said a federal appeals court should reverse a lower court verdict finding Bayer AG liable in the case of a California man who blamed its Roundup weed killer for his cancer....
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Hungarian government takes over fertility clinics to boost birth rate

Dec 21, 2019 , Reuters
Hungary's government has taken over six privately owned fertility clinics and boosted funding to make treatments accessible to many more couples in a bid to reverse a population decline, the government said....
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Sign-ups for 2020 Obamacare insurance on HealthCare.gov fall to 8.3 million: CMS

Dec 21, 2019 , Reuters
Enrollments for 2020 insurance plans, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), on the HealthCare.gov website fell by about 200,000 from last year to 8.3 million, the U.S. government said on Friday, citing preliminary data....
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Viewpoints: Lessons On Ways The Spending Bill Seriously Undermines The Health Law; Public Health At Risk By Government’s About-Face on Dangerous Pesticide

Dec 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health care issues and...
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U.S. sues CVS for fraudulently billing Medicare, Medicaid for invalid prescriptions

Dec 18, 2019 , Reuters
CVS Health Corp and its Omnicare unit were sued on Tuesday by the U.S. government, which accused them of fraudulently billing Medicare and other programs for drugs for older and disabled people without valid prescriptions....
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Congress To Fund Gun Violence Research For The First Time Since 1990s With New Spending Deal

Dec 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The Dickey Amendment, which was passed in 1996 under pressure from the gun lobby, had a chilling effect on all gun-related government research. The $25 million allocated in Congress' sweeping spending bill will be split between NIH and the CDC....
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U.S. government extends deadline to sign up for Obamacare insurance plans

Dec 17, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. government said on Monday the deadline for signing-up for 2020 insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been extended by three days to Dec. 18 to accommodate those who experienced issues while attempting to enroll....
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Congress Poised To Raise Smoking Age To 21

Dec 17, 2019 , Forbes
The provision in a year-end government spending bill has bipartisan...
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