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Medicare Unveils Far-Reaching Overhaul of Doctors' Pay

FINANCE | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 16
Medicare on Friday unveiled a far-reaching overhaul of how it compensates doctors and other clinicians. The goal is to reward quality, cost-effective care instead of just paying piecemeal for services.

House Republicans Offering Proposals for Health Care Changes

LEGAL | By Erica Werner | Jun 23
House Republicans are unveiling new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law, as Speaker Paul Ryan seeks to showcase a GOP governing agenda amid the tumult of the presidential campaign.

Virginia Health Care: Pay by the Month, Get Unlimited Visits

CORPORATE | By Alan Suderman | May 22
Similar to concierge medicine for the rich, direct primary care can appeal to middle and low-income patients who struggle with high deductibles or can't afford insurance at all.

Los Angeles Hospital Settles Over Leaving Patient on Street

CORPORATE | By Amanda Lee Myers | Apr 24
A fourth Los Angeles-area hospital in less than three years has settled a lawsuit over a chronic problem in the nation's second-largest city - turning homeless patients out on the streets.

What You Really Need to Know About Your Physician

HEALTH | Mar 31
The new cover story in Consumer Reports out Tuesday is called, "What you don't know about your doctor could hurt you."

Long A Niche, Street Medicine for Homeless Heads Mainstream

CORPORATE | By Michael Rubinkam | Mar 11
"Street medicine" is a tiny health care niche that advocates predict will become more mainstream as hospitals and health care systems seek to cut costs, in part by reducing emergency-room visits among the homeless.

Health Law Fines Double for Many Uninsured at Tax Time

FINANCE | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Mar 10
Many people who went without health insurance last year are now seeing fines more than double under President Barack Obama's health care law, tax preparation company H&R Block said Tuesday.

D.C. Council Passes Health Care Cultural Competency Bill

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Feb 6
The D.C. Council approved a first-of-its-kind bill that would require all licensed, certified and registered health care professionals to undergo cultural competency training on health challenges that specifically affect members of the LGBT community.

Senate GOP Health Law Repeal Delivers Wins to Party's Wings

POLITICS | By Alan Fram | Dec 2
Senate Republican leaders seem to have carried out a delicate balancing act in their drive to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law and close the federal funds spigot to Planned Parenthood.

To Avoid Higher Health Law Premiums, Switch Plans

FINANCE | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Nov 22
In a well-known auto insurance commercial, a garrulous gecko promises you can save 15 percent if you switch insurers. It turns out something roughly similar is happening with the Obama administration's health insurance overhaul.

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