Healthcare Reform

U.S. Senate passes $16.3 billion veterans health bill

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate late on Thursday overwhelmingly gave final congressional approval to a $16.3 billion plan to ease long healthcare delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department, adding the bulk of the cost to the federal deficit.

Next Obamacare enrollment period faces bumps: U.S. official

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers who purchase private health coverage through the federal Obamacare website HealthCare.gov are likely to find only modestly higher premiums but may still have technical problems signing up, a top health official said on Thursday.

31 Jul 2014

Next Obamacare enrollment period faces bumps: U.S. official

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers who purchase private health coverage through the federal Obamacare website HealthCare.gov are likely to find only modestly higher premiums but may still have technical problems signing up, a top health official said on Thursday.

31 Jul 2014

FDA raises concern over drug production process at India's Cadila

MUMBAI - India's Cadila Healthcare Ltd is responding to certain observations the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made after conducting a "product specific" inspection of its Moraiya manufacturing plant, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday.

31 Jul 2014

Federal Obamacare market still faces cost overruns, delays: watchdog

WASHINGTON - Ten months after the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, Obamacare's federal health insurance exchange is still dogged by cost overruns and technology delays that could hamper enrollment when it resumes in November, a U.S. watchdog said.

Politics, Health 30 Jul 2014

Slower U.S. healthcare cost rise extending life of Medicare fund: trustees

WASHINGTON - Tamer spending at U.S. hospitals and expected savings from President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul are shoring up the funding outlook for the Medicare program for the elderly, trustees of the program said on Monday.

U.S., Health 28 Jul 2014

Tentative agreement reached on U.S. veterans' funding bill

WASHINGTON - A tentative agreement has been reached by the chairmen of the U.S. Senate and House veterans committees on legislation aimed at resolving the Veterans Affairs healthcare crisis, their spokesmen said on Sunday.

27 Jul 2014

Atox Bio raises $23 million to fund flesh-eating bacteria treatment

TEL AVIV - Israel-based Atox Bio, a developer of therapeutics for severe infections, said on Thursday it has raised $23 million in an investment round led by SR One, the healthcare venture capital fund of GlaxoSmithKline.

24 Jul 2014

U.S. health insurers to pay $330 million in premium rebates

- U.S. health insurers will send out about $330 million in rebates to employers and individuals this summer under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday.

U.S., Health 24 Jul 2014

Over 10 million U.S. adults gain coverage under Obamacare: study

WASHINGTON - An estimated 10.3 million American adults have gained health coverage since Obamacare enrollment began last October, with the biggest gains among young adults and Hispanics, according to a study published on Wednesday.

Health, U.S. 23 Jul 2014

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