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Report shines a harsh light on the cost of high-deductible plans to consumers

Workers with employer-sponsored health insurance are struggling like never before to meet their deductibles, pay their premiums and fund the cost of their healthcare. So says a report by nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation, which partnered with The Los Angeles Times on the survey.  The report shines a harsh light on the “cost-sharing revolution” of the… Read More »

Novartis’ slow-rolling Kymriah wins coverage in Japan at $305K: report

After snagging the first Japanese CAR-T approval in March, Novartis has won the go-ahead to sell its groundbreaking med, Kymriah, under the country’s national insurance system. And that gives the brand a chance to boost lagging sales. The Central Social Insurance Medical Council of Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has approved coverage of… Read More »

Medicare hospital fund reserves likely to be exhausted in 2026: U.S. report

(Reuters) – Medicare’s hospital insurance fund will be depleted in 2026, as previously forecast, and Social Security program costs are likely to exceed total income in 2020 for the first time since 1982, according to a government report released on Monday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Seema… Read More »