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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Five U.S. territories say if Congress doesn't quickly allocate more funding for their Medicaid programs, they will be forced to make brutal triage decisions that will likely cost American lives.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
This year the federal health insurance marketplace Healthcare.gov has a few new bells and whistles. (This piece initially aired on Nov. 3, 2019 on Weekend Edition Sunday.)
Friday, November 15, 2019
Two regulations announced Friday take aim at health care prices. One, to affect patients by 2021, addresses hospital rates. The second, a proposal, would require more upfront clarity from insurers.
Thursday, November 07, 2019
The federal government is suing drugmaker Gilead for alleged patent infringement. The suit charges the company violated patents on "PrEP" drugs that are used to prevent HIV infection.
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
A federal judge has thrown out the Trump administration's "conscience rights" rule for health care workers.
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
The U.S. judge found that the Trump administration's rule violates the law in "numerous, fundamental, and far-reaching" ways. Critics said the rule prioritized providers over patients.
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
The Trump administration wants to roll back anti-discrimination rules tied to Health & Human Services spending, meaning groups could refuse a client based on sexual orientation, gender or religion.
Sunday, November 03, 2019
This year, as open enrollment kicks off, the federal health insurance marketplace Healthcare.gov has a few new bells and whistles.
Friday, November 01, 2019
If you're not getting health insurance from your employer, you can still get covered. You can shop for options through HealthCare.gov or your state's marketplace. Here's how to pick a plan.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
As the courts consider various lawsuits against drugmakers, researchers estimate what opioid addiction is costing our economy and what it would take to end the crisis.
Monday, October 14, 2019
Though polls show Affordable Care Act protections remain popular in the U.S., President Trump still threatens to drastically change the law if he can't repeal it. Here are five changes he's made.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
The health law again faces possible legal evisceration with a court ruling in Texas v. Azar anticipated this fall. Here's what it's about and what's stake.
Thursday, October 03, 2019
Speaking from a retirement community in Florida, the president gave seniors a pep talk about what he wants to do for Medicare, contrasting it with plans of his Democratic rivals.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
A key issue in the contract dispute between General Motors and the United Auto Workers is health benefits. Workers have had famously great health plans, paying just 3% of costs.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
While the United Auto Workers strike continues, General Motors and the union are telling different stories about what's going on with the health benefits of striking workers and their families.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Drugmakers hate the idea. But Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump both say pegging the prices of U.S. medicine to what people elsewhere pay could save U.S. patients a bundle. Here's how an "IPI" might work.
Monday, September 16, 2019
Pregnant women at high or even moderate risk of developing the life-threatening condition preeclampsia should consider taking a very small dose of aspirin daily to prevent it, doctors say.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
After years of decline, rates of uninsured children on on the rise. Immigrants and Hispanics saw large growth, possibly because of Trump administration policies.
Monday, September 09, 2019
Researchers asked adults to reflect back on their happy childhood memories. They found those who recalled more were less likely to have depression in adulthood and had more supportive relationships.
Friday, September 06, 2019
Doctors and nurses are often barred from turning to FDA-approved medications that research shows to be the most effective way to quit. Critics of that policy say stigma is undermining best practice