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To save costs, hospitals for years have been discharging patients after shorter stays. But at the same time more people are having to return to hospital for additional care within a month of their initial treatment, according to a major new study. Read more»

While Americans remain divided over the new health reform law, they aren't clamoring for its repeal. Read more»

After breaking his wrist snowboarding and twisting his knee playing soccer, Georgetown University law student Aaron Smith racked up $925.69 in medical bills, his share of the cost under the student health plan. Read more»

About one-third of employers subject to major requirements of the new health care law may face tax penalties because they offer health insurance that could be considered unaffordable to some employees, a new study says. Read more»

A new poll, released this morning by the Kaiser Family Foundation, suggests the accelerated health-care implementation schedule has failed to sway a skeptical public – or even kept health reform's most ardent supporters on board. Read more»

The question the president posed in an August meeting still lingers: How did the U.S. system, and its leadership, truly perform in the face of this test? Read more»

The AARP says that manufacturer prices for brand-name prescription drugs commonly used by people on Medicare rose 9.7% for the year ending in March. Read more»

The number of children participating in Arizona's health-insurance program for working families has dropped dramatically since the state stopped allowing new enrollments in January. Read more»

Abortion opponents fought passage of President Obama's health care overhaul to the bitter end, and now that it's the law, they're using it to limit coverage by private insurers. Read more»

"The government says it recovered $2.5 billion in overpayments for the Medicare trust fund last year as the Obama administration focused attention on fraud enforcement efforts in the health care industry. Read more»

President Obama's new health care law could potentially add at least $115 billion more to government health care spending over the next 10 years, congressional budget referees said Tuesday, Read more»

Millions of people could end up losing some benefits of the new health law because of the interpretation of "grandfathered." Read more»

A House committee is looking at Johnson & Johnson after the company announced a recall of children's medicines. Read more»

In a new book, Landmark: The Inside Story of America's New Health Care Law and What It Means for Us All, the staff of The Washington Post writes about various provisions of the new health law. Here is information on mandatory insurance coverage. Read more»

Several goals of Republicans – including the repeal of the health care law – put them at odds with the majority of voters, according to a new survey. Read more»

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