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Friday, June 29, 2018
Several states are considering requiring that Medicaid recipients work to maintain their health coverage. In Kentucky, one such requirement has been stalled in court.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Though the federal government is changing its policy of separating immigrant children and parents, some children who were detained may suffer ongoing health consequences from the trauma.
Friday, June 08, 2018
The Justice Department has announced it will not defend the Affordable Care Act in an ongoing lawsuit brought by 20 states that challenge the legality of core pillars of the law.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Some patient groups, including the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the American Lung Association opposed the bill because they said it could do more harm than good.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services is releasing more details of the President Trump's plan to reduce drug prices, including a new web site.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Celgene Corp. has thwarted rival drugmakers eager to make cheaper versions of medicines for a form of blood cancer. Now administration officials are criticizing practices they say hold generics back.
Monday, May 14, 2018
After criticism that the administration's blueprint for drug prices was vague, the secretary of health and human services zeroed in on actions that he said need only his signature.
Friday, May 11, 2018
The 39-page drug price plan includes an array of ideas that the administration will consider, but it's unclear which ones will be implemented.
Friday, April 20, 2018
NPR correspondent Alison Kodjak's mom was admitted to the hospital for four nights after a fall. Because the hospital said she was an outpatient, Medicare wouldn't pay for her rehabilitative care.
Monday, April 09, 2018
Why is the price of a CT scan 33 times higher in a hospital emergency room than in an outpatient imaging center just down the street?
Thursday, March 22, 2018
There's no sign of a plan to stabilize the Affordable Care Act marketplaces in the new budget bill, but the agreement does provide a lot more money for other things in health care.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Roger Severino created a new division in the Department of Health And Human Services to guard the religious rights of health care workers. That worries some advocates for women and LGBTQ people.
Friday, March 16, 2018
The report says many state laws that make it harder for women to get abortions don't have a medical purpose and can make outcomes worse.
Thursday, March 08, 2018
The proposed merger is the latest in a string of big health care business combinations, as companies within the industry look for leverage and savings.
Friday, February 23, 2018
President Trump has raised mental health as a key factor in mass shootings, including a call Thursday to create more mental hospitals. But experts say there's little connection between a person's mental illness and the likelihood of a mass shooting.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Several Planned Parenthood chapters and other groups are suing the federal government because they say their grants for sex education and pregnancy prevention were canceled without explanation.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Brenda Fitzgerald, director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resigned on Wednesday because of financial conflicts of interest. The chief public health official bought stocks in tobacco and health care companies after she started working at the agency.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway are launching an effort to make health care simpler and cheaper for their own workers. The announcement sent health company stock prices lower.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Alex Azar spent five years in charge of Eli Lilly & Co.'s U.S. operations. During his tenure, the prices for the company's insulin products more than doubled.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
The Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom is being established to aid health workers with objections rooted in conscience or religion to treating certain people and performing some procedures.