Health Care

California’s single-payer plan costs $400 billion — twice the state’s entire budget

The state’s ambitious bid to establish a single-payer health care system has a hefty price tag.<p>California is undertaking an ambitious bid to establish a single-payer health care system, and now its plan has a price tag: $400 billion a year.<p>The state legislature has been debating a plan this year to …

Kaiser Family Foundation

Trump’s newest health care proposal might be one of his most unpopular ideas yet

The Post’s Damien Paletta reported over the weekend that President Trump’s proposed budget would cut the better part of a trillion dollars from Medicaid spending between now and 2027.<p>Paletta writes:<p>For Medicaid, the state-federal program that provides health care to low-income Americans, Trump’s …

Politics

Deep spending cuts in Trump's "taxpayer first" budget

Data: White House; Note: Doesn't include reprioritized discretionary spending; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios<p>Office of Management and Budget …

Social Security

Republicans rally behind plan to phase out health care for poor people

Think the House health care bill is bad? The Senate bill could be even worse.<p>On Tuesday, the White House is expected to roll out a budget that …

Affordable Care Act

Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Uncertainty over the future of health care is growing deeper for millions of Americans who buy their own policies.<p>While insurers released a blueprint Monday for stabilizing wobbly markets, the Trump administration is leaving in limbo billions of dollars in federal subsidy payments.<p>…

Health

GOP Bill Could Undercut Some Coverage In Job-Based Insurance

Would the House Republican health care bill impact insurance provided by employers? And why don't people without insurance just go to an emergency room for regular care? Here are answers to those and other recent questions from readers.<p><b>Will employer-based health care be affected by the new</b> …

Essential Health Benefits

MacArthur resigns as co-chairman of 'clearly divided' Tuesday Group

'You can’t lead people where they don’t want to go,' MacArthur said in an interview.<p>Rep. Tom MacArthur resigned Tuesday as co-chairman of the caucus of GOP moderates known as the Tuesday Group in the wake of deep divisions among its members over the House Obamacare replacement bill he helped …

U.S. Congress

One Cancer Hospital Will Stop Paying the Trump Organization

Harvard’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has said it will not host its annual gala at the president’s Mar-a-Lago property. Though it won’t say why.<p>“Ladies and gentlemen … we did not plan this.”<p>A voice boomed out of ballroom speakers as the crowd broke into applause and unleashed its phones to capture …

Donald Trump

Major Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer reverses ACA losses

Health Care Service Corp. — the parent company of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliates in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas — …

Affordable Care Act

Obamacare’s Struggles In Iowa Could Be A Preview Of What’s To Come

In an article last week looking at the health of the state insurance marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act, I wrote about why Iowa’s was in …

Affordable Care Act

What's The Senate To Do With The House Health Care Legislation?

Democrats should do everything in their power to save Obamacare, even if that means changing it.<p>The party in power often overreaches. House Republicans did just that when they voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a flawed alternative that threatens the health coverage of …

Affordable Care Act

Older doctors tied to higher patient death rates

Within the same hospital, elderly patients had higher death rates when they were treated by older physicians than when younger doctors cared for them, a recent study concludes.<p>With doctors under 40 years old, about 11 percent of patients died within 30 days of being admitted to the hospital, the …

Health

Our Teeth Are Making Us Sick

The left side of Jacquelyn Garcia’s face throbbed fiercely. She had tried taking Tylenol and Excedrin for the pain, but threw them up. On a Monday morning straight after working the night shift as a custodian, she rushed to the N.Y.U. emergency dental clinic. Here a student delivered the verdict: …

Health

Women will pay the steepest price for Trump’s Medicaid cuts

Expanding the Mexico City Policy; cutting the US’s contribution to the United Nations Population Fund budget; proposing a health care reform plan that would significantly reduce women’s access to coverage—US president Donald Trump has already strung together a series of attacks on women’s health in …

Women's Health

Second opinion not your first thought

Cindy Thomsen was 18 when her doctor told her she would die in three months. He said there was nothing he could do.<p>Thomsen, 60, grew up in Lompoc and …

Medicine

Trump's Budget Is DOA On Capitol Hill

Senate leaders advised White House "minions" to stay away and leave spending to them.<p>WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s first budget didn’t exactly get rave reviews, even from Republicans, as word of its cuts spread on Capitol Hill Tuesday.<p>GOP leaders offered some praise for the plan to cut $3.6 …

U.S. Congress

Aduro BioTech (ADRO) Presents At Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Health Care Conference - Slideshow

The following slide deck was published by Aduro Biotech in conjunction with this event.<p>127<p>Click to enlarge

Merrill Lynch

Poor and disabled big losers in Trump budget; military wins

WASHINGTON (AP) — The poor and the disabled are big losers in President Donald Trump's $4.1 trillion budget proposal while the Pentagon is a big winner.<p>Trump's plan for the budget year beginning Oct. 1 makes deep cuts in safety net programs, including Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance …

Social Security

'Where do you live?'

Agenda 2020<p>A Harlem doctor explains why housing can be more important to his patients' health than pretty much anything else ... and what Ben Carson and Tom Price should do about it.<p>I’m a doctor in East Harlem, where residents die, on average, 10 years earlier than their neighbors just a few blocks …

Housing

‘Pure Desperation’: Trans Woman Defends Man Who Botched ‘Back-Alley Surgery’

On Thursday, a Colorado man was arrested for performing a back-alley surgery on a transgender woman the day before.<p>James Lowell Pennington was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault after using an Army medical kit to remove the trans woman's testicles at her request. According to a police …

LGBTQ

Boston Globe-backed health news startup Stat is cracking the vertical media model

It’s hard to create a publication that’s specialized enough to command a premium price but interesting enough to a general audience. Stat, the …

Medical Marketing

After the ransomware attack: Hospitals are still recovering from the WannaCry infection

While most services have returned to normal, London's Barts Health NHS Trust is still cancelling some appointments and operations in order to "run …

Slash Medicaid and you jeopardize care for everyone

Just before launching his presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised that if elected, he would not cut funding for Medicaid. Chalk that up to yet …

American Health Care Act

Trump Budget Contains Little on Drug Prices Despite Tough Talk - Bloomberg

President Donald Trump has repeatedly excoriated pharmaceutical companies for high drug costs, but the policy and spending plans in his …

FDA

Editorial: Single payer detracts from pressing California health care issue

Sen. Ricardo Lara’s single-payer legislation was a non-starter in California from day one, even before it was given an eye-popping $400 billion price …

Affordable Care Act

Once again, health care CEOs are among the highest paid

Pay checks have remained healthy for executives in the health care industry. A year after earning the highest compensation of any industry, health care remained close to the top in 2016. The typical CEO in the industry made $12.9 million, just a touch below their counterparts in industrial goods. A …

CEOs

Health care advocates say the Trump budget plan would gut Medicaid

Advocates for low income people struggled to find the words to describe the likely effect of the proposed $800 billion in cuts proposed to Medicaid in the Trump administration's budget released Tuesday.<p>Depending who you ask, it will be devastating or "just awful" to the lowest income Americans, …

ObamaCare

Privatized Medicaid appears to be saving Iowa money. But is it real?

CLOSE<p>In April 2016 three for-profit companies took over management of Iowa’s Medicaid program. Gov. Terry Branstad says the program is saving the …

Des Moines

Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat

Meagher County, Montana, may not be much different than the rest of the rural enclaves across America that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last …

Health Care Law

What is health insurance and why do you need it?

Insuring your home or car is a no-brainer, but some people aren’t sure why health insurance can be a good idea.<p>Why get private medical …

Lifestyle