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Majority of Americans say healthcare system is overdue for change

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CVS survey finds three out of five respondents say decisions made in healthcare put the bottom line ahead of patients.

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9M children in limbo as Congress debates CHIP funding

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Nearly 9 million children are insured through CHIP, which covers mostly working-class families. The program has bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, but Congress let federal funding for CHIP expire in September.

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CVS Health to acquire Aetna for $69 billion

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The integrated payer and pharma company represents direct competition to providers as the new organization aims to offer lower-cost, more convenient access to care.

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Georgia hospital hit with $12.8 million penalty over alleged false claims, kickback allegations

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DOJ spokesperson said penalty could have been much higher if hospital had not fully cooperated with their year-plus investigation.

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Optum Ventures is looking for startups that will make fundamental changes to healthcare system

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New venture fund from the UnitedHealth Group subsidiary is more of a market lift model than an accelerator, partner says.

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Seema Verma promises CMS is focusing on interoperability, patient empowerment

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The CMS Administrator on Friday also opened up about her personal mission to give patients a voice — and better access to the data they need.

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