Health Care

House Republican: Trump "actively participated" in Russian disinformation

Texas Republican and former CIA officer, Rep. Will Hurd, writes in a New York Times op-ed that President Trump "actively participated in a Russian …

Politics

As black lung disease makes comeback, Trump seeks to weaken coal miner protections

New study finds 20 percent of tenured coal miners in central Appalachia have black lung disease.<p>After reaching a low point in the late 1990s, new …

Environmentalism

Kentucky Republicans are determined to kill Medicaid

“Poor people have health problems like rich people, but I mean we just can’t pay for it like rich people”<p>“We’ve got some of the same problems that third world countries do”

Kentucky

“Is it gender bias, or do I just suck?”: A doctor’s Twitter thread goes viral

Among the toxic effects of workplace sexism, certain topics receive a lot of press: unequal pay, sexual harassment, inadequate maternity leave, a shortage of women in leadership roles. Less discussed is the psychological impact of such biases—specifically, how repeated, sexist microaggressions …

Women's News

Seven Medicare Questions You've Probably Never Asked

Newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries may face a confusing process as they begin their quests to enroll. Navigating the parts, costs and coverage options can overwhelm even the savviest beneficiaries. Below, we answer seven major questions about Medicare and its coverage.<p><b>1. Does Medicare cover</b> …

Retirement

This New Law Would Make Your Workout Routine Way More Affordable & I'm So Here For It

If you feel like you spend way too much money on fitness and wellness, you aren't alone. Millennials in particular are known for shelling out the big …

Workouts

The Trump administration finally has one good idea to lower drug prices

The FDA will explore allowing drug importation to counteract egregious generic price hikes.<p>Most of President Trump’s much-hyped agenda to rein in drug prices has been underwhelming so far, but the Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday it will explore one potentially significant idea: …

Politics

Paralyzed Iowan wins second fight with Medicaid managed-care company UnitedHealthcare

CLOSE<p>Jamie Campbell of Fontanelle has twice successfully objected to UnitedHealthcare's attempts to slash in-home assistance he receives under …

Disability

Why don't more people shop for health care? Online tools exist, but most don't use them

At Rush University Medical Center on the city’s West Side, the median charge for a vaginal birth was $16,703 last year.<p>Three miles away, at Norwegian American Hospital, it cost about half that: $8,873.<p>Most patients don’t pay those charges, instead paying a sum based onrates negotiated between …

Business

Dozens of Congressional Democrats: We Demand a $32,000,000,000,000 Government Healthcare System

The question is <i>not</i> whether a rapidly expanding caucus of Congressional Democrats want to impose a fully government-run healthcare scheme upon the …

Conservative View

Trump Is Ramping Up the GOP's War on the Poor — And No One's Noticed

Recently the Trump administration announced that the War on Poverty is over: On the evidence, the rich won Donald Trump, the Republican Party and …

Donald Trump

Singapore: Hackers get away with 1.5 million patients' public health records

Around a quarter of Singapore residents have had their health records breached following a cyberattack on the country's public health system. Hackers …

Cybersecurity

Health and Human Services Department takes out website’s language on sex discrimination

This isn't the first time the department has removed information about vulnerable groups.<p>The Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and …

Liberal View

What Is a Deductible?

Understanding everything you possibly can about your insurance plan is crucial. Knowing the different elements of a given plan can help you know …

Deductible

Having A Baby In The U.S. Is Costly And Confusing AF

A healthcare policy expert breaks down the confusing costs that come with having a baby<p>From a health insurance standpoint, giving birth in the United …

Affordable Care Act

'Errors and incompetence': Australians split over government's opt-out digital health records

So far, McInnes has been unable to prevent his four-year-old daughter Freja from being put on the system as she’s not on the same Medicare card as …

Digital Health

Long-delayed, budget-busting VA hospital to open in Colorado

It's more than $1 billion over budget and five years behind schedule, but an elaborate new veterans hospital is finally opening in suburban Denver on Saturday with the promise of state-of-the-art medical care.<p>The $1.7 billion Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center made it through nearly a decade …

Veterans Health Administration

Poll: in 48 GOP districts, voters think Republicans are “more corrupt” than Democrats

The Democrats are focusing on GOP corruption this fall.<p>Democrats are grappling with what their message should be in the final months before the 2018 midterm elections this fall — Russian meddling? Health care? “Abolish ICE”?<p>But a new poll suggests there’s another message that works even better: The …

Politics

Got Medicare Advantage? Prepare for New Perks — and New Questions.

Did you fall in the bathroom and fracture your hip? Medicare, if you have it, will pay thousands of dollars for surgery to repair the injury and thousands more for your resulting hospital stay and rehab in a nursing home.<p>But Medicare wouldn’t have paid $200 to have grab bars installed in your …

U.S. Politics

‘It’s pretty lonely out here’: why John Kasich is willing to criticize Trump

You don’t want to become a nihilist ... But you don’t want to be a robot for the party John Kasich<p>Both parties are moving further and further away from each other John Kasich<p>As one of the most prominent critics of Donald Trump within the Republican party, John Kasich, the governor of Ohio, admits: …

Politics

4M get covered, premiums fall if states restore Obamacare mandate: Study

Nearly 4 million people would gain health coverage in 2019 and premiums would drop by an average of 12 percent if every state imposed its own version …

New Jersey

10 Cancer-Fighting Health Care Stocks to Buy

Cancer. The mere mention of the word can drudge up discomfort, as most everyone knows it’s second only to heart disease when it comes to claiming …

Cancer

How Texas can start fixing its health and social services contracting mess

We knew there were serious problems with Texas Health and Human Services Commission handling of billions of dollars in contracts for health care and …

News (U.S.)

Kentucky reinstates dental, vision benefits in Medicaid

The administration of Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) is reinstating dental and vision benefits for around 500,000 Medicaid enrollees in the state after …

Kentucky

Share of U.S. Employees Offered Health Care Through Work Rises

The change marks the first time the rate has increased since 2012, indicating employers may be offering better benefits in a tighter labor market<p>For the first time in six years, the share of U.S. workers offered health insurance through their employer has risen, a sign a tighter labor market is …

Private Sector

Is Now the Time to Re-Enter General Electric?

If you'll recall, I got out of my more than a year long position in General Electric (GE) unscathed in response to Q1 earnings last spring. Unscathed …

General Electric

The secrets behind this physician-only ACO’s success

PBACO leaders credit their success to hard work and commitment to basic principles of primary care-driven coordinated services.<p>Chief Operating …

Brookings Institution

America may soon spend more on national debt interest than on its children

The national debt is becoming more important than America's children.<p>Investment in U.S. kids fell below 10 percent of annual federal spending in 2017 …

Federal Budget

Democrats wrestle with election-year message on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ringed by a handful of cheering activist supporters, liberal House Democrats gathered outside the Capitol this week to announce they were forming a caucus to seek "Medicare for All" — shorthand for government-financed health care.<p>At the same time Thursday, Democratic senators were …

Health Care Law

Obama in Glass House, Throws Stones at Trump

In a speech in which former President Barack Obama intended to outline the dangers of the current administration, he actually summed up his entire …

Conservative View