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  • Medicare finances improve as healthcare inflation slows, trustees say

    Improvements in healthcare costs have extended the life of Medicare's main trust fund by four years, the annual report of the Social Security and Medicare trustees said Monday, a further sign of the positive effect of lower medical inflation.
  • Courts issue conflicting rulings on health care tax credits

    WASHINGTON Two appeals courts on Tuesday reached radically different conclusions about whether millions of consumers in 36 states can use tax credits to help buy health coverage on the federal health insurance marketplace. The conflicting rulings,...

    Q&A on health care law rulings

    WASHINGTON Contrary rulings Tuesday on a key element of the Affordable Care Act by two separate federal appeals courts raise a variety of questions. Q. What happened? A. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decided 2-1 that tax...

    Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD secretary

    Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD secretary
    The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Julian Castro as the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday, elevating the rising Democratic star to President Obama's Cabinet. The vote was 71-27, with 18 Republicans supporting the...

    Mandating preventive care without co-pays is good, but it's not 'free'

    Mandating preventive care without co-pays is good, but it's not 'free'
    The Department of Health and Human Services released a report Friday declaring that 76 million Americans with private insurance became eligible for more preventive services with no out-of-pocket fees as a result of the 2010 healthcare law, the Patient...