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CEOs of Aetna, Anthem make case for health insurance mergers

The leaders of two major health insurers planning separate multi-billion dollar acquisitions made the case for the deals to Congress as senators questioned whether they would hurt competition and raise prices for consumers.

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Study shows employers shifting more medical costs to workers

Employers are leaving a bigger chunk of the bill for care to workers who use their health insurance, and benefits experts see few signs of this trend slowing.

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New health care model saving money, report says

A new model of health care run by doctors and hospitals is growing and saving money in the taxpayer-funded Medicare program, according to a new report from the federal government. However, experts say most patients still don't understand how an Accountable Care Organization works.

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Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down.

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Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, center, with HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell, left, and FBI Director James Comey, at a news conference, Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Feds announce nationwide health care fraud sweeps

Health care fraud sweeps across the country have led to charges against 243 people, including doctors, nurses and pharmacy owners accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid, the government announced Thursday.

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Congressional GOP to continue health law subsidies

Congressional Republicans will move to temporarily continue health care subsidies for millions of people if the Supreme Court overturns the aid, according to plans discussed in the House and Senate Wednesday.

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Study – 23 pct of US adults with health coverage underinsured

Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults who were insured all last year lacked adequate protection from big medical bills based on their income, according to Commonwealth Fund research.

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Hands Off Veterans Preferences in NJ
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67 NJ Vets Waiting for Appointments: Audit

A new audit of Veterans Affairs health care facilities found 67 veterans have been waiting up to three months for their initial appointments with the New Jersey Health Care System.

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How Do You Feel About End-of-Life Planning? [AUDIO]

Most New Jersey residents aren't bothered by the idea of aging, but few are making plans for end-of-life care, according to a "Health Matters" poll released by Monmouth University and the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute.

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NJ Creates Statewide Health Information Network

Doctors, hospitals and others in the health care profession can now share patient information quickly and securely in New Jersey now that the state has launched the New Jersey Health Information Network.

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