Many Well-Known Hospitals Fail To Score 5 Stars In Medicare’s New Ratings
By Jordan Rau
Of the 102 hospitals that received a five-star rating, few are among the elite generally praised for great care.

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Clinton Veep Pick Tim Kaine Bolstered Mental Health System After Va. Tech Shooting

As a Democratic senator and governor, Tim Kaine has backed the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion and better access to mental health treatment for people in crisis.

Kentucky And Feds Near Possible Collision On Altering Medicaid Expansion

By Aug. 1, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is expected to ask the Obama administration to approve significant changes on many Medicaid enrollees, including monthly premiums and a work requirement.

Warning: Government Listing Of Clinical Trials Doesn’t Disclose Costs To Patients
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Some Seniors Surprised To Be Automatically Enrolled In Medicare Advantage Plans

Concerns raised as health insurers automatically move members of their marketplace or individual plans who are eligible for Medicare.

Gov’t Task Force Finds Evidence Lacking to Support Visual Skin Cancer Screenings

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concluded that insufficient evidence exists regarding the benefits and harms of visual skin cancer exams.