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Quick: What’s The Difference Between Medicare-For-All and Single-Payer?

Terms like single payer, public option and universal health care are bandied about, but few know exactly what they mean.

Across the country, catchphrases such as “Medicare-for-all,” “single-payer,” “public option” and “universal health care” are sweeping state and federal political races as Democrats tap into voter anger about GOP efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act and erode protections for people with preexis

Patients Could Face Tough Health Insurance Choices During Open Enrollment

Open enrollment starts Thursday, and health insurance agents are urging patients to check their policies and whether they qualify for health insurance discounts because costs and coverage could change.

With the window for people to buy their own health insurance openingThursday, insurance agents are urging patients to review their insurance plans for potential changes and opportunities for discounts.

With One Hand, Administration Boosts ACA Marketplaces, Weakens Them With Another

Guidance issued Monday could make it easier for states to get around some of the law's requirements while a rule proposed 12 hours later could bolster the exchanges.

In the span of less than 12 hours last week, the Trump administration took two seemingly contradictory actions that could have profound effects on the insurance marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act.

Moda Deal Moves Forward Despite CEO Ouster

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The chief executive at Delta Dental of California was fired over a relationship with an employee but that will not affect the $155 million deal with Moda Health.

The board of Delta Dental of California has ousted its president and chief executive but that's not expected to affect its $155 million deal with Moda Health.

Medicare Advantage Riding High As New Insurers Flock To Sell To Seniors

The Affordable Care Act cut billions of dollars to the plans but they're still flourishing, doubling enrollment to more than 20 million since 2010.

Health care experts widely expected the Affordable Care Act to hobble Medicare Advantage, the government-funded private health plans that millions of seniors have chosen as an alternative to original Medicare.

Congress Bans Pharmacist ‘Gag Orders’ On Drug Prices

Pharmacists have been prevented from telling consumers when the cash price for a drug is lower than the cost through their insurer. But critics say this will not affect the causes of high drug prices.

For years, most pharmacists couldn’t give customers even a clue about an easy way to save money on prescription drugs. But the restraints are coming off.

High-Deductible Health Plans Fall From Grace In Employer-Based Coverage

With low unemployment, companies have slowed enrollment in the plans and in some cases reverted to traditional plans to attract employees.

With workers harder to find and Obamacare’s tax on generous coverage postponed, employers are hitting pause on a feature of job-based medical insurance much hated by employees: the high-deductible health plan.

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