It’s the first drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s. Why is is it off to a slow start?

[ad_1] The first drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s disease hit the U.S. market over a year ago, but sales have lagged, major hospital systems have taken months to start using it and some insurers have rejected coverage. Doctors also expect some patients will hesitate to take Leqembi due to its limited impact and potential side … Read more

It’s the first drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s. Why is is it off to a slow start?

[ad_1] The first drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s disease hit the U.S. market over a year ago, but sales have lagged, major hospital systems have taken months to start using it and some insurers have rejected coverage. Doctors also expect some patients will hesitate to take Leqembi due to its limited impact and potential side … Read more

One-fourth of people dropped from Medicaid still aren’t insured, survey shows

[ad_1] Almost a quarter of people who were dropped from Medicaid during the post-pandemic eligibility reviews are still uninsured and high costs are preventing them from getting on another plan, a new survey from KFF showed Friday. At least 20 million lower-income Americans have lost their federal health insurance since the provision that kept states … Read more

Senior doctors in England agree pay deal with UK government that will end year-long dispute

[ad_1] LONDON — Senior doctors in England have accepted a pay offer from the British government that ends a yearlong dispute with unprecedented strike action. The British Medical Association and the Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association, which represent the senior doctors, who are known as consultants, said Friday that 83% of those casting a vote … Read more

Mississippi Senate Republicans push Medicaid expansion ‘lite’ proposal that would cover fewer people

[ad_1] JACKSON, Miss. — A proposal to expand Medicaid to tens of thousands of residents in one of the poorest states in the U.S. is still alive in the Mississippi Legislature . But Senate Republicans changed the plan Wednesday so it would cover far fewer people and bring less federal money to the state. Mississippi’s … Read more

Steward Health Care strikes deal to sell its nationwide physician network to Optum

[ad_1] BOSTON — Financially embattled hospital operator Steward Health Care has struck a deal to sell its nationwide physician network to Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, as it works to stabilize its finances. The move comes as Gov. Maura Healey has said state monitors are keeping eye on the nine health care facilities operated … Read more

Steward Health Care strikes deal to sell its nationwide physician network to Optum

[ad_1] BOSTON — Financially embattled hospital operator Steward Health Care has struck a deal to sell its nationwide physician network to Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, as it works to stabilize its finances. The move comes as Gov. Maura Healey has said state monitors are keeping eye on the nine health care facilities operated … Read more

Lawsuit says Ohio’s gender-affirming care ban violates the state constitution

[ad_1] COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two families of transgender minors filed a constitutional challenge on Tuesday to an Ohio law that severely limits gender-affirming health care for youth under 18. The litigation, brought in Franklin County Common Pleas Court by the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Ohio and the global law firm Goodwin, alleges the … Read more

Biden and Harris team up for health care event in North Carolina

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will promote their health care agenda on Tuesday in North Carolina, a battleground state that Democrats hope to flip in their favor after falling short to Donald Trump in the last two presidential elections. Fourteen years after President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care … Read more

Medicare can pay for obesity drugs like Wegovy in certain heart patients

[ad_1] Medicare can pay for the popular weight-loss drug Wegovy — as long as the patients using it also have heart disease and need to reduce the risk of future heart attacks, strokes and other serious problems, federal officials said Thursday. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued new guidance that says Medicare Part … Read more