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  • Doctors see more Medicaid patients if they get paid more, study finds

    For two years, the Obama administration dramatically raised Medicaid reimbursements for primary care physicians in hopes that they would see more poor patients. The idea was that states would jump in to continue at least part of the payments.
  • Racial generation gap looms large for states

    WASHINGTON Nearly 80 percent of seniors in the U.S. are white while nearly half of people younger than 18 are black, Latino, Asian, Middle Eastern or multiracial. What happens to state policy when the "racial generation gap" is so large? Whatever...

    UnitedHealth Group Earnings Up On Growth In Medicare, Medicaid

    UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurer, on Wednesday reported strong fourth-quarter earnings and revenue growth driven largely by Medicaid and Medicare customers. The company reported earnings of $1.51 billion, or $1.55 per diluted...

    UnitedHealth beats Street 4Q forecasts, executives outline bullish outlook for 2015

    UnitedHealth topped Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter, and the nation's largest health insurer brought an optimistic vibe for the new year as it detailed final results from 2014. The Minneapolis-based insurer said Wednesday that it...

    Online services help patients avoid the hassles of ER waits, calling for doctor appointments

    It's like OpenTable for medical appointments. No waiting weeks to see a dermatologist. No sitting for hours in the emergency room. No frantic calls to find a family doctor with openings. Online services such as ZocDoc and InQuicker are enabling patients...