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Experts: Pre-existing coverage in House GOP bill would fall far short

August 16, 2017
The $23 billion included in the House Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to pay for people with pre-existing chronic health conditions will only cover about 5% of the estimated 2.2 million people who need insurance, a new analysis concluded.

Women Opt To Skip Pelvic Exams When Told They Have Little Benefit

By Patti Neighmond on May 18, 2017
This is a story about conflicting medical advice. One group of doctors, represented by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, recommends yearly pelvic exams for all women 21 years of age and older, whether they have symptoms of disease or not.

Experts: Pre-existing coverage in House GOP bill would fall far short

By Jayne O'Donnell on May 04, 2017
The $23 billion included in the House Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to pay for people with pre-existing chronic health conditions will only cover about 5% of the estimated 2.2 million people who need insurance, a new analysis concluded.

Survey reveals how many doctors receive money, gifts from drugmakers

By Dennis Thompson on May 03, 2017
About half of U.S. doctors received payments from the pharmaceutical and medical device industries in 2015, amounting to $2.4 billion, a new study reports. Those payments and gifts very likely encourage doctors to prescribe pricey brand-name drugs and devices pushed by sales representatives, a...

Doctors Prescribe More Generics When Drug Reps Are Kept At Bay

By Charles Ornstein on May 02, 2017
When teaching hospitals put pharmaceutical sales representatives on a shorter leash, their doctors tended to order fewer promoted brand-name drugs and used more generic versions instead, a study published Tuesday in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association, shows.

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