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Senate committee seeks information on price hikes from Valeant, Turing, 2 other drug companies

...found that sky-high drug prices remain the No. 1 health concern among Americans, according to the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. Responding to this public outrage, Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-04/senate-committee-seeks-inf
Workers pay bigger share of health deductible

...kicks in, and the size of that deductible has soared in the past decade, according to a survey released by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research & Educational Trust.The average general deductible for workers with single coverage totaled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-03/workers-pay-bigger-share-h
Valeant Pharmaceuticals cutting ties with Philidor

...drug prices has only intensified in the latter half of this year.A poll released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation showed that 77 percent of those surveyed said the cost of prescription drugs is their primary health concern...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-30/valeant-pharmaceuticals-cu
Health care enrollment slows; penalties loom

...who need help making sense of their options and understanding the enrollment process."According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation report, Georgia has about 1.5 million uninsured people. Of that total, about 200,000 are eligible for Medicaid...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-10-29/health-care-enrollment-slows
Approaching health law tax is not just a levy on luxury

...needed. Major Republican health overhaul plans have also proposed curbs.A recent study from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that 26 percent of all employers would face the tax in at least one of their plans during its first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-09-02/approaching-health-law-tax-n
Nearly half of nursing homes in Augusta area rated below average

...hospitalization. An additional 11 percent suffered temporary medical injury.A recent study by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation found that for-profit facilities, which 70 percent of all homes are, have twice the number of low-star...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-06-06/nearly-half-nursing-homes-au
Database shows 2016 price increases sought by insurers

...think all signs are pointing to bigger premium increases than in 2015," said Larry Levitt of the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, a health care information service.Levitt said part of the reason is that insurers will be basing 2016 premiums...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-01/health-insurance-2016-rates-rise
No need for certificate

...increase ? per-capita costs are 11 percent higher in states with CON laws than states without them, says a Kaiser Family Foundation study.And they bring unnecessary delay and strife to what should be the reflexive and trouble-free process of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-07/no-need-certificate
Medicare's end-of-life counseling policy announced

...year in the U.S. are 65 and older, making Medicare the largest insurer at the end of life, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation."As a practicing physician, and a son, and someone who has dealt with this in his own family, I would say...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-09/medicares-end-life-counsel
Lawsuit will challenge certificate of need requirement for new hospitals

...Barfield, argue the real objection is because they charge less than hospitals. They point to a 2009 study by the Kaiser Family Foundation finding that health care costs in states like Georgia with CON laws are 11 percent higher than those without...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-30/lawsuit-will-challenge-certificate-