ACA health insurance signups drop as Dec. 15 deadline looms

Enrollment in Affordable Care Act marketplace health plans lags prior years, but there's still time to sign up. Dec. 15 is the deadline for coverage that takes effect in January.

New rules for nursing home administrators put residents at risk

Over the last 12 months, both the federal and Pennsylvania governments have taken actions that could significantly impact safety at nursing facilities.

New rules for nursing home administrators put residents at risk

Over the last 12 months, both the federal and Pennsylvania governments have taken actions that could significantly impact safety at nursing facilities.

High cost of insulin means some patients are skipping vital doses

A quarter of patients with diabetes surveyed at a Connecticut health center reported under-using insulin because of its cost.

High cost of insulin means some patients are skipping vital doses

A quarter of patients with diabetes surveyed at a Connecticut health center reported under-using insulin because of its cost.

Have Medicare? The shingles vaccine will cost you.

Medicare beneficiaries who are able to get their hands on a dose of the new shingles vaccine, which has been in short supply, may pay more than they expect.

Have Medicare? The shingles vaccine will cost you.

Medicare beneficiaries who are able to get their hands on a dose of the new shingles vaccine, which has been in short supply, may pay more than they expect.
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US officials: It’s OK to eat some romaine, look for labels

Health officials say it's OK to eat some romaine again, but to check the label

Main Line hospital charges $63 for olive oil used to turn a breech baby

A Main Line hospital charged $63 for an ounce of oil used during a medical procedure to turn a breech baby.

Small number of brand-name drugs drive prescription spending to $100B, Blue Cross report finds

Branded specialty medications accounted for just 17 percent of prescriptions filled by Blue Cross Blue Shield members in 2017, but 79 percent of drug spending — a total of $79.5 billion.

Pa. set to start mandatory managed care for people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid

There's a lot of confusion about the new need to choose both a Medicare and a Medicaid provider. The first deadline is Sunday.

Screening or diagnostic mammogram? The difference could cost you

Most insurance plans cover screening mammograms in full, but that's not the case for diagnostic mammograms.

More to consider than just premium when shopping ACA plans

For the first time in years, premium prices are declining and new insurers are entering the market or expanding their offerings. But people who plan to buy or renew ACA marketplace plans still need to shop carefully.

What’s the difference between Medicare-for-all and single-payer?

Across the country, catchphrases such as "single-payer" and "universal health care" are sweeping political races as Democrats tap into voter anger about GOP efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act.

Health care and the election: Answering your questions

We field questions about health care from our readers who responded to this week's election text alerts.

Pre-existing conditions are a lot more than a hot political issue

Returning to the days when people couldn't get insurance at any price is a real possibility.

In search of insurance savings, consumers can get unwittingly wedged into narrow-network plans

The cheaper plans offer far narrower networks of doctors and hospitals and less coverage of out-of-network care. But many consumers are overwhelmed or unaware of the trade-offs they entail.

Will Republicans really protect patients with pre-existing conditions?

Many of the politicians now promising to protect pre-existing conditions have documented records of doing the opposite.

Should you keep your employer-sponsored health insurance or switch to Medicare? The choice can be daunting.

Many who keep working after 65 are allowed under Medicare rules to keep their employer-sponsored health plan without penalty until they retire. Deciding whether this is the cheaper alternative will involve a lot of number crunching.

1 in 3 Pennsylvania residents struggles to pay medical bills, survey finds

Half of adults in Pennsylvania struggled with health-care affordability, and one in three had difficulty paying medical bills, according to a new report by Pennsylvania Health Access Network and Altarum.

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