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Delaware drops Medcaid coverage, job losses likely

Delaware's department of Health and Social Services will stop offering Medicaid coverage through Delaware Physicians Care, an Aetna health plan, reports  The News Journal.

Good news: Healthcare spending slowing down, may help GDP

Over the years, healthcare spending has taken up a large portion of the U.S. economy's gross domestic product. Additionally, the U.S.'s proportion of GDP spent on healthcare continues to rise faster than any other developed nation.  Yet there is a silver lining: Healthcare spending is slowing down.

3 ways to boost health insurance literacy

If the average patient's ability to understand medical information is poor, the U.S. public's comprehension of the current healthcare/insurance system is in dire need of improvement. 

Obama administration likely to block plans excluding hospital benefits, sources say

The Obama administration will likely kill an option under the Affordable Care Act that lets large employers offer health plans that exclude hospital benefits, sources told Kaiser Health News.

14 organizations lead the price transparency charge

As the number of price transparency initiatives and organizations continues to pick up steam, George Washington University has created a list of the 14 most influential organizations in that realm.

Healthcare spending still moderate in August

Although healthcare hiring is heating up, spending trends in the sector continue to pursue a moderate path, according to data from Altarum Health's Center for Sustainable Health Spending.

Medicaid expansion will continue to boom

Although the open enrollment period for the first year of the Affordable Care Act ended months ago, enrollment in the Medicaid program is expected to record large increases again in the coming months.

Overtreatment linked to intolerance of uncertainty, defensive medicine

Overtreatment of patients may be linked to intolerance of medical uncertainty and errors and defensive medicine, according to a new study in the journal BMJ.

Lax guidelines led to Ebola spread in Dallas

Infection control experts blame lax federal guidelines for the spread of Ebola to two Dallas healthcare workers who cared for the country's first Ebola patient, the  New York Times  reports.

Can state-run exchanges work without the ACA?

What would happen if state-run exchanges disconnected completely from the Affordable Care Act and acted as independent agents? Is such a thing even possible?