Federal and state Medicaid officials should widen access to prescription drugs that could cure tens of thousands of people with hepatitis C, including medications that can cost up to $1,000 a pill, health care experts have told the White House

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Public reporting and shared savings distributions. Authors, including our Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD, Analyze publicly reported organizational characteristics, shared savings distribution plans, and early financial success of accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program

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Overall, 26 percent of the visits by women with Medicaid included at least one of five services, compared with 31 percent of the visits by privately insured women

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The move follows a ProPublica investigation showing that Medicare did little to find dangerous prescribing by doctors to seniors and the disabled. It is also part of the government’s new push to bring transparency to taxpayer-supported medical care

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Michael was born biologically male 13 years ago on the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation. Mom, Dee, remembers buying dresses for three nieces when Michael — who now goes by Michaela — was about 6 years old

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The Cleveland Clinic, one of the largest hospitals in the country, has cut its charity care spending — or the cost of free care provided to patients who can’t afford to pay — to $101 million in 2014 compared with $171 million in 2013

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“I want to prevent what I’m seeing on the autopsy table. … A lot of times, I’m standing there going, ‘I don’t think this person had a very nice early childhood.’ ” – Dr. Nancy Hardt, pathologist, University of Florida

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A study in the New England Journal of Medicine casts doubt on whether increased access to Medicaid results in better health outcomes, and media on both sides of the aisle have been quick to spin the results

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