AARP: Price hikes doubled average drug price over 7 years

ASSOCIATED PRESS By LINDA A. JOHNSON Feb. 29, 2016 1:27 PM EST TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The average cost for a year’s supply of a prescription drug doubled in just seven years to more than $11,000 — about three-quarters of the average annual Social Security benefit. That’s according to the latest study of price trends… Read More

Audit finds slipshod cybersecurity at HealthCare.gov

ASSOCIATED PRESS By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Sep. 24, 2015 3:24 PM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) — The government stored sensitive personal information on millions of health insurance customers in a computer system with basic security flaws, according to an official audit that uncovered slipshod practices. The Obama administration said it acted quickly to fix all the problems… Read More

Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies underpinning President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, rejecting a major challenge to the landmark law in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies that… Read More