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Ad Targeting Manchin and AARP Mischaracterizes Medicare Drug-Mark Negotiations

Victoria Knight and Colleen DeGuzman Sen. Joe Manchin and AARP “support government price-setting schemes” to divert money from Medicare to “unrelated government programs or pad big insurers’ profits.” Ad by American Commitment, July 10 A snappy political advertisement from the conservative advocacy group American Commitment bluntly charges Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) with supporting a legislative

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They Lost Medicaid When Paperwork Became Despatched to an Empty Field, Signaling the Mess to Approach

Brett Kelman BELFAST, Tenn. — Three years ago, Mason Lester, a rambunctious toddler, tumbled off his family’s porch and broke his wrist. His mother, nine months pregnant, rushed him to a nearby hospital, where she made a confounding discovery: Their health insurance had vanished. Alarmed, Katie Lester called the Tennessee Medicaid agency, TennCare, which had

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Health Insurance coverage Designate Files: It’s Out There, however It’s No longer for the Faint of Heart

Data wonks with mighty computers are overjoyed. Ordinary consumers, not so much. That’s the reaction about three weeks into a data dump of enormous proportions. Health insurers are posting their negotiated rates for just about every type of medical service they cover across all providers. But so much data is flowing in from insurers —