Category: HHS

Missouri Firm With Silicon Valley Ties Faces Medicare Billing Scrutiny

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ST. LOUIS — In many ways, Essence Group Holdings Corp. is a homegrown health care success story. Founded locally, it has grown into a broader company backed by a major Silicon Valley investor. Essence now boasts Medicare Advantage plans for seniors with some 60,000 members in Missouri and across the Mississippi River in Illinois. It ….  Read More

A Conservative Group Paints Trump’s Drug-Pricing Experiment As ‘Socialist.’ Is It?

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As part of its effort to curb high prescription drug costs, the Trump administration is considering an experiment that has triggered strong opposition from Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist’s powerful conservative organization, which the president typically counts among his supporters. [khn_slabs slabs=”975742″ view=”inline” /] As part of its effort to curb high prescription drug ….  Read More

Pelosi Aims For Feds To Negotiate Drug Prices, Even For Private Insurers

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As House Democrats hash out a proposal empowering the federal government’s top health official to negotiate lower drug prices, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is taking it a step further and pushing a plan that could benefit even those Americans with private health insurance. A draft plan spearheaded, but not yet released, by Pelosi and other ….  Read More