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October 20, 2014: 60 Minutes Acknowledges On Air that COA Blasted CBS on Inaccuracies in Cancer Drug Price Show

Created on: Monday, October 20, 2014

Reporter Lesley Stahl — "Our story on the cost of cancer drugs drew fire from the Community Oncology Alliance, or COA, an organization of cancer physicians.”

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October 20, 2014: Myths And Realities In Cancer Care: Another Point Of View

Created on: Monday, October 20, 2014

Cancer care is advancing, and the cancer community is right to celebrate that progress. Simultaneously, however, the cost of cancer therapy is rising along with all medical costs.

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October 20, 2014: Georgia's rural hospitals teeter as solutions are debated

Created on: Monday, October 20, 2014

Eight rural hospitals in Georgia have closed or downsized and another 15 are teetering on the brink of closure and could be gone in the next year or two, according to a group representing rural hospitals.

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October 20, 2014: ObamaCare Bronze Plan Premiums To Jump 14% In 2015

Created on: Monday, October 20, 2014

ObamaCare shoppers in search of the lowest-cost plan may come down with a mild case of rate shock when 2015 exchange enrollment begins next month.

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October 17, 2014: Reform Update: More providers, insurers showing appetite for narrow networks

Created on: Friday, October 17, 2014

A new health plan collaboration in Wisconsin between a hospital system and an insurer is the latest sign that providers and insurers are betting on narrow networks even as controversy continues over whether these plans offer adequate provider access for consumers.Aspirus...

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October 17, 2014: Bladder Cancer Drug Shortages and Price Gouging: The New Reality

Created on: Friday, October 17, 2014

Tom quit smoking as his second marriage started. The booze stopped as well. In his inimitable Yinzer brogue he assured me he was “totally clean and n’at”.

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October 17, 2014: 340B Boosting Hospital Profits, Losing Focus on the Poor

Created on: Friday, October 17, 2014

In a case of unintended consequences, a federal program designed to help low-income and uninsured patients is instead being used to boost hospital profits according to a report published in the October issue of Health Affairs.

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October 17, 2014: Legislators, CMS Pull In Reins On Medicare Advantage Plans

Created on: Friday, October 17, 2014

They want to make it impossible for insurers to change provider networks after the enrollment period

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October 17, 2014: Study: Don’t expect big health-care savings from medical malpractice reform

Created on: Friday, October 17, 2014

There's been a long-running theory that one reason medical costs are bloated is that doctors are scared of medical malpractice suits, so they order expensive and unnecessary tests to protect themselves from liability.

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October 17, 2014: Use of intensive medical services for ovarian cancer patients at end of life increases despite rise in use of hospice

Created on: Friday, October 17, 2014

There have been widespread efforts to improve the quality of life of terminally ill patients. As more patients choose to spend their final days and weeks in hospice care rather than a hospital, the hope is the use of intensive and costly hospital services would decline.

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