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Senate Finance Committee extends CHIP funding for 5 years

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Bipartisan bill reduces the amount of federal matching funds included in the Affordable Care Act.

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LifePoint names former Dignity Health executive CEO of 2 Texas hospitals

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Bob Honeycutt previously served at Arizona General Hospital as president and CEO of Dignity Health's Arizona Market.

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Physicians, patients blame insurance, drug companies for rising healthcare costs

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Most say payers should increase prices for those with poor health habits and offer affordable catastrophic health insurance plans.

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Florida pharmacist, employee convicted in $30 million compound medication fraud scheme

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Proceeds used to buy a $3.6 million mansion formerly owned by Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson, a Ferrari, two Rolls Royces, other luxury autos, DOJ said.

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Marketplaces spike but job-based premiums show modest gains

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While overall premium increases remain modest, workers are picking up about a third of the insurance cost.

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Telemedicine can lower costs for health systems by $24 a patient, study finds

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But it's not just about saving money; patient satisfaction rises with the use as well.

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HHS to face audit of its own cybersecurity, incident response capabilities

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The increase in threats and sophistication have prompted the need to shore up government security policies, according to the agency's updated 2017 work plan.

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