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Can you really trust the medical apps on your phone?

It's never been easier to get medical advice. A simple Google search will come back with a series of symptoms and ailments. The doctor has moved into …

Medicine

Trump delays rule to punish drugmakers for price gouging — breaking key campaign pledge

The Trump administration on Thursday further delayed implementing a rule that would punish drug manufacturers for knowingly overcharging low-income …

‘The New Washington’: Though Out of Power, Democrats Are Winning the Fight, Pelosi Says

WASHINGTON — Representative Nancy Pelosi might have retired from Congress had Hillary Clinton been elected, content that she was leaving the government in capable female hands.<p>“One of the reasons I stayed here is because I thought Hillary Clinton would win, we’d have a woman president and so there …

Health Care Law

Seema Verma is less inclined than Tom Price to sabotage Obamacare.

The inglorious resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Friday leaves vacant an extremely powerful position in President …

Health Care

Squeezed again: Americans burdened by Obamacare now face even higher costs under Trump

Jim Hansen and his wife considered themselves fortunate when they retired five years ago.<p>The Denver couple, both electrical engineers, were healthy. They'd socked away an ample nest egg. And they found health insurance that, if not cheap, seemed reasonable for two people in their late 50s.<p>Then, the …

Congress Lets Programs For Poor Run Out Starting Tonight

It is September 30, 2017. That’s the last day of the current fiscal year for the federal government. After this, if a program hasn’t received its official funding, it can’t keep operating.<p>That kind of hard deadline is painful if a program has benefited millions. It’s also effectively a way to allow …

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Obamacare Lives! Here's What to Expect Now

While the Affordable Care Act's subsidies are mostly safe for now, enrollment figures are likely to decline heading into 2018.<p>Barring nothing short …

Health Care

Trump’s Next Move on Health Care? Choice for Secretary May Offer Clue

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s selection of a secretary of health and human services could be a turning point in a health care debate that has polarized Washington, as he faces a choice of working with Democrats to fix the current system or continuing his so-far failed efforts to dismantle his …

Health Care

Minnesota medical companies work on alternatives for opioid drugs

If the world wants alternatives to habit-forming opioid drugs for pain, it can look to Minnesota for answers.<p>Medical device and drug companies in the …

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Health Care

Trumpcare: A Wolf In Wolf’s Clothing

When people talk about a wolf in sheep’s clothing, they generally mean something that appears benign on the surface hiding something sinister underneath. In the case of Trumpcare, the clothing — repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — is no sheep. It itself is a frighteningly …

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U.S. Sen. Johnson questions Hawaii’s Medicaid spending

ADVERTISING<p>The chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs wants Gov. David Ige to explain what caused a …

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Your Mom's Health Insurance Could Help Your Kids

A generation after the U.S. expanded safety-net health coverage to pregnant women who would otherwise be uninsured, their grandchildren are still …

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Health-care debate is a ‘wake-up call’ for Medicaid coverage

<b>FROM BELTWAY PRESS REPORTS</b> to Jimmy Kimmel’s sustained outrage, critiques of the Graham-Cassidy bill have laid bare the shortcomings of the GOP’s …

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<i>This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to</i> <i>get VoxCare in your inbox here</i><i>.</i><p>Have you read Atul Gawande's <b>latest piece</b> in the New Yorker? If not, go read it — I will wait!<p>Gawande's …

“Medicare for all” is Democrats’ new rallying cry. “Medicaid for more” would be even better.

<i>Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI)</i> <i>told Vox this week</i> <i>that he’s preparing a bill that would let more Americans buy into Medicaid. In a recent Vox piece, Michael Sparer explained why building on Medicaid makes sense:</i><p>Now that the Affordable Care Act seems likely to survive the Republican effort to repeal and …

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5 must-read stories: Pharma’s digital health ambitions, Endotronix raises $32M

From left: Naomi Fried (moderator), Michael Doherty of Roche, Joseph Kim of Eli Lilly and Dennis Hancock of Pfizer<p>This week marked our fifth MedCity …

The national debt is about to be pushed into high-risk territory

But within the coming decade, health care will consume 20 percent of the overall economy, marking an important turning point for government policy makers.<p>A new report by the Centers on Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released this week projects a 5.8 percent annual growth rate in health costs …

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