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Congress should crack down on Medicare Advantage health plans for seniors that sometimes deny patients vital medical care while overcharging the government billions of dollars every year, government watchdogs told a House panel. Read more»

Many patient advocates and medical experts say no-cost coverage should be extended beyond an initial preventive test to imaging, biopsies, or other services necessary for diagnosing a problem.

Under the Affordable Care Act, many preventive services are covered at no cost - but if a screening returns an abnormal result and more testing is needed, patients may be on the hook for hundreds or even thousands of dollars for diagnostic services. Read more»

There is an age-old tradition in this country: if you don't like a law and can't get rid of it, look for a loophole. That's what some companies that don't want to comply with an important Obamacare requirement have done, and it appears they've hit pay dirt. Read more»

Lori Duff with her baby, Henry, and son, Logan, at home in Columbus, Ohio.

Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio, has sued nearly 1,600 people in county court between 2009 and 2011. Most of them were patients who were unable to pay their medical bills. Read more»

Without a mandate for health insurance, hospitals and taxpayers can get stuck with the bill. Read more»