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Federal Judge Blocks Medicaid Work Requirements In Kentucky

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.


Separating Kids From Their Parents Can Lead To Long-Term Health Problems

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.


Trump Administration Move Imperils Pre-Existing Condition Protections

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.


House Passes 'Right-To-Try' Bill For Experimental Drugs

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.


HHS Secretary Clarifies Trump Administration's Plan To Reduce Prescription Drug Prices

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.


How A Drugmaker Gamed The System To Keep Generic Competition Away

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.


Trump Administration's 3 Biggest Ideas For Lowering Drug Prices

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.


Trump Drug Pricing 'Blueprint' Could Take Years To Build

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.


How Medicare's Conflicting Hospitalization Rules Cost Me Thousands Of Dollars

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.


Bill Of The Month: A Tale Of 2 CT Scanners — One Richer, One Poorer

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?


Medical Research, Drug Treatment And Mental Health Are Winners In New Budget Bill

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.


Civil Rights Chief At HHS Defends The Right To Refuse Care On Religious Grounds

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.


Landmark Report Concludes Abortion In U.S. Is Safe

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.


Health Insurer Cigna To Pay $67 Billion For Express Scripts

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.


Experts Say There's Little Connection Between Mental Health And Mass Shootings

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.


Trump Administration Sued Over Ending Funding Of Teen Pregnancy Programs

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.


CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald Resigns After Reports Show Investment In Tobacco Stocks

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.


Health Stocks Drop After Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway And JPMorgan Chase Announcement

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.


Former Drug Industry Executive Will Lead Dept. Of Health And Human Services

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.


Trump Admin Will Protect Health Workers Who Refuse Services On Religious Grounds

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.