In Indianapolis’ 10 poorest census tracts, 60 percent of residents had not visited a dentist within 12 months, according to an IBJ analysis of CDC and Census Bureau research. But in the 10 tracts with the lowest poverty rates, just 25 percent hadn’t.
The Trump administration is freezing payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year.
The House voted Wednesday to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system, a major shift aimed at reducing wait times and improving medical care.
The not-for-profit that helps low-income Hoosiers get health care coverage and social services lost $60 million in 2016 and cut about 80 jobs last year.
As many as 130,000 of the 400,000 people now covered by the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 will be required to work, take part in school or training, or do community service to continue receiving insurance benefits in 2019.
Barely two weeks after being confirmed as U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services, former Eli Lilly and Co. executive Alex Azar is returning to Indianapolis on Friday for an announcement with state officials.
The funds includes $7.6 million to study early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, $5.2 million to fund a clinical and translational sciences institute, and $4.8 million to fund epidemiologic databases to evaluate AIDS care in Africa.
The Trump administration said Thursday it will allow states to require "able-bodied" Medicaid recipients to work, a hotly debated first in the enormous program's half-century history.
Alex Azar, a former Eli Lilly and Co. executive, acknowledged to the Senate Finance Committee that drug prices are too high and said he'd work to lower them if confirmed as secretary of Health and Human Services.
HealthCare.gov enrollment reached nearly 95 percent of last year's level, outperforming projections in a show of consumer demand, despite a shortened sign-up season and big cuts in the ad budget.
If confirmed by the Senate, former Eli Lilly and Co. exec Alex Azar will oversee a $1 trillion department responsible for major health insurance programs, medical research, food and drug safety, and public health.
Alex Azar, who ran U.S. operations for Eli Lilly before leaving in January, would be the administration’s point person on running—or dismantling—Obamacare.
A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected a request from 18 states and the District of Columbia and scolded the coalition for claiming health care costs would rise without federal help.
Top government lawyers representing 19 U.S. states on Wednesday asked a federal judge in California to force the administration of President Donald Trump to make health care subsidy payments that Trump abruptly cut off last week.
Senators in both political parties say they’ve reached agreement on fixes to stabilize Obamacare just two weeks before Americans start signing up for 2018 coverage.
Two leading senators said Tuesday they have the “basic outlines” of a bipartisan agreement to resume federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked.
Shares of publicly traded hospital chains including Tenet Healthcare Corp. slumped on Friday, as did insurers such as Centene Corp. and Anthem Inc.
The president’s action is likely to trigger a lawsuit from state attorneys general, who contend the subsidies to insurers are fully authorized by federal law, and the president’s position is reckless.