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Friday, December 18, 2015
Thursday's announcement by Kaiser Permanente that it plans to open its own medical school in Southern California in 2019 has attracted a lot of attention in the health care community.
The nonprofit, national provider of managed health care says it plans to train students in its own style of ...
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
How stressful is medical training? So bad that in a class that encouraged medical students to express their feelings by drawing comics, nearly half of them depicted their supervisors as monsters, researchers say.
Students imagined the workplace as dank dungeons, represented supervising physicians as fiendish, foul-mouthed monsters, and themselves as ...
Friday, October 30, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
While the Republicans running for president are united in their desire to repeal the federal health law, Democrat Hillary Clinton is fashioning her own health care agenda to tackle out-of-pocket costs.
But would her proposals solve the problem?
In addition to defending the Affordable Care Act this week, Clinton ...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The percentage of Americans without health insurance dropped by nearly three percentage points between 2013 and 2014, according the U.S. Census Bureau, from 13.3 to 10.4 percent. Put another way, 8.8 million more people were insured in 2014 than the year before.
The annual study from Census is considered ...
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Federal funding for Planned Parenthood will clearly be a flashpoint when Congress returns this week from its summer break.
But the fate of many other health programs, from the National Institutes of Health to efforts to reduce teen pregnancy, hang in the balance as well, as lawmakers decide whether and ...
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
The undercover videos purporting to show officials of Planned Parenthood bargaining over the sale of fetal tissue have made the promise to defund the organization one of the most popular refrains of Republicans running for president.
It's actually a much easier promise to make than to fulfill. But that's not ...
Monday, August 03, 2015
Updated at 6:52 p.m. ET
Republican calls to defund Planned Parenthood over its alleged handling of fetal tissue for research are louder than ever. But they are just the latest in a decades-long drive to halt federal support for the group.
This round aims squarely at the collection of fetal ...
Thursday, July 23, 2015
There's a battle brewing behind the scenes to keep health plans affordable for consumers. The Obama administration weighed in this week, sending letters to insurance regulators in every state and Washington, D.C., that ask them to take a closer look at rate requests before granting them.
Under the Affordable Care ...
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Women are saving a lot of money as a result of a health law requirement that insurance cover most forms of prescription contraceptives with no additional out-of-pocket costs, a study finds. But the amount of those savings and the speed with which the savings accrued surprised researchers.
The average birth ...
Friday, June 12, 2015
Almost no one disputes that the implementation of the federal health law has helped Americans who were previously uninsured gain coverage. But exactly how much has the uninsured rate dropped?
A whole lot, says President Obama.
"Nearly 1 in 3 uninsured Americans have already been covered — more than 16 ...
Monday, June 08, 2015
By the end of June, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on King v. Burwell, a case challenging the validity of the federal tax subsidies that help millions of Americans buy health insurance if they don't get coverage through an employer. If the court rules against the Obama administration, ...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Many women were thrilled when the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, because it required insurance companies to cover a broad array of women's health services without any out-of-pocket costs.
Five years later, however, the requirement isn't being enforced, according to two new studies. Health insurance plans around the ...
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Women outnumber men in the nursing profession by more than 10 to 1. But men still earn more, a new study finds.
Even after controlling for age, race, marital status and children in the home, males in nursing outearned females by nearly $7,700 per year in outpatient settings and nearly ...
Monday, March 16, 2015
A total of 16.4 million non-elderly adults have gained health insurance coverage since the Affordable Care Act became law five years ago this month. It's a reduction in the ranks of the uninsured the the Department of Health and Human Services called historic.
Those gaining insurance since 2010 include 2.3 ...
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
For the second time in three years, the Affordable Care Act went before the Supreme Court Wednesday. And before a packed courtroom, a divided group of justices mostly picked up right where they left off the last time.
Once again, people inside the courtroom and out were left to wonder ...
Friday, February 27, 2015
The Affordable Care Act is once again before the Supreme Court.
On March 4, the justices will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a case challenging the validity of tax subsidies helping millions of Americans buy health insurance if they don't get coverage through an employer or the ...
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010, "repeal and replace" has been the rallying cry for Republicans who opposed it. But now that most of the law's provisions have taken effect, some health experts are pitching ways to tweak it, rather than eliminate it.
An ideologically ...