Health Policy

Walker says he’ll clean up the health care mess he’s eager to create

There’s a serious lawsuit pending in a federal court in Texas right now that hopes to gut the Affordable Care Act, with protections for Americans …

Health Care

Day-Tripping To The Dispensary: Seniors In Pain Hop Aboard The Canna-Bus

Shirley Avedon, 90,­­ had never been a cannabis user. But carpal tunnel syndrome that sends shooting pains into both of her hands and an aversion to …

Health

The Latest: Poll shows Baldwin up in favorability

The Latest on Wisconsin campaign activity (all times local):<p>12:45 p.m.<p>A new poll shows that Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin's favorability numbers …

Business

15 States Have Set Aside Nothing to Pay for Retired Teachers' Health Care, Study Says

By onSeptember 18, 2018 12:01 PM<p>Most teachers receive health care benefits after they retire, costing states hundreds of billions of dollars. But 15 …

Health Care

How to Help Trans Children, According to Pediatricians

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a new policy statement about how to support children and teens who identify as transgender or …

Lifehacks

California’s Drug Transparency Law: Navigating The Boundaries Of State Authority On Drug Pricing

1 Sarnak DO, Squires D, Bishop S. Paying for prescription drugs around the world: why is the U.S. an outlier? [Internet]. New York (NY): Commonwealth …

Google Scholar

Planned Parenthood boss wanted doctors to reveal their funding and views on abortion -- despite doing neither

Dr. Leana Wen, the new Planned Parenthood boss, believes in “practicing what we preach”.<p>A Chinese immigrant who fled her native country when she was eight, she has campaigned to reveal doctors’ private information including political affiliation, views on abortion and money they received from …

Planned Parenthood

Concern That Improvements To Quality Of Care Have Lagged In Rural Areas Prompts Proposed Measures For CMS

The National Quality Forum wants CMS to adopt measures that include patient experience ratings; the rate of catheter-associated urinary tract …

News Industry

Former Tennessee Governor Touts Deep Medicaid Cuts In Race For Senate Seat

Former Gov. Phil Bredesen (D-Tenn.) was facing a budget that advisers said was the toughest they'd seen in their careers. In a new campaign ad, …

Iowa

The Health 202: Senate passage of 'gag clause' ban is just a tiny step to lowering drug prices

U.S. Politics

What you need to know

Starting up in a new country is difficult, and Spain is no different.<p>In this article, The Local looks at some of the most common terms bureaucratic …

Spain

Local Development Of A Culture Of Health: Learning From Sentinel Communities

We are in the midst of polarizing discussions across the country about American health values and how much we are willing to invest to promote …

Community Health

Wide-Ranging Opioid Package Passed By Senate, But Advocates Say It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Advocates say the bills do little to tackle the nationwide bed shortage at addiction treatment centers, fail to encourage more doctors to prescribe …

Public Health

Monday's video and open line

Max is out today, but will be back tomorrow. Brooke was more than happy to fill in as usual. Today's headlines: State recommends denial of new permit …

Arkansas

While Natural Cycles App Got FDA Approval For Birth Control, Insuring It Under The Health Law Raises Questions

“The way insurance is set up right now, no out-of-pocket costs means you go to the drugstore and you don’t have a copay,” said Adam Sonfield, a …

Affordable Care Act

The Numbers Behind An Epidemic: More Than 2 Million Teens Have Used E-Cigarettes New Survey Finds

FDA officials are so concerned by the prevalence of vaping among teens that they've announced a crackdown on the devices. E-cigarettes were designed …

Los Angeles

The Application Of AI To Augment Physicians And Reduce Burnout

Recently, there has been an explosion of interest in applying artificial intelligence (AI) to medicine. Whether explicitly or implicitly, much of …

Medical Research

NIH Updates Website About Link Between Alcohol, Cancer After Criticism That It Soft-Pedaled The Risk

Previously, the site warned that drinking "too much alcohol" could increase the risk, while research shows that almost any alcohol consumption a day …

Public Health

One New York City Resident Dies Every Six Hours From An Overdose

The number of people who died of a drug overdose in New York City rose to a record high in 2017, but the rate at which people die is slowing. News on …

New Hampshire

Implementing And Scaling Artificial Intelligence Solutions: Considerations For Policy Makers And Decision Makers

As reported in recent issues of <i>Health Affairs</i>, the New England Journal of Medicine, Harvard Business Review and other publications, Artificial …

Medical Research

ACA Round-Up: New House Legislation, Litigation Over The Heath Insurance Tax, And Guidance On AHPs

The House of Representatives is considering legislation that would suspend the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) employer mandate as well as some of the …

Medical Research

Judge Rejects Trump Administration’s Attempt To Swat Down Suit Over Military Policy Regarding Soldiers With HIV

The lawsuit claims that the administration's military-readiness policy, which is meant to single out troops that for any reason can't be deployed for …

Trump Administration

Kavanaugh And His Accuser Set To Testify At Hearing On Monday; Republicans Brace For Possible Political Fallout

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, professor Christine Blasey Ford, will both testify publicly under oath before the Senate …

U.S. Supreme Court

Paper Jam: California’s Medicaid Program Hits ‘Print’ When The Feds Need Info

In the shadow of Silicon Valley, the hub of the world’s digital revolution, California officials still submit their records to the feds justifying …

Health

Viewpoints: GOP’s Opioid Bill Is Not Worth Celebrating; Time To Reinvent The Failed Drug Enforcement Agency

Editorial pages focus on these health issues and others.<p>The Washington Post: Don’t Be Fooled. Republicans Don’t Care About The Opioid Epidemic. <br>It’s …

Public Health

Different Takes: Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Process Is A Test To See If We’ve Learned Anything At All In The Past Year

Opinion writers weigh in on revelations made during the Supreme Court confirmation process.<p>The Washington Post: Do We Really ‘Believe Women’? How The …

Matt Lauer

State Highlights: Mass. Hospital Leaders Say Nurses’ Ballot Initiative Would Be Financially ‘Devastating’; Gov. Walker’s Challenger Focuses On Threat To Preexisting Conditions

Media outlets report on news from Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas, Maryland, California and Louisiana.<p>Boston Globe: Financial Impact Of …

Scott Walker

Social class sways how unemployed people talk about food

People who are unemployed may talk about food—or the lack of it—in different ways based on their social class, a new study reports.<p>What started as a …

Health

Evers challenges Walker to drop lawsuit targeting health law

Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor Tony Evers is challenging Republican Gov. Scott Walker to drop a lawsuit seeking to repeal the national …

Health Care

AP Interview: 'Underdog' Schuette pushes tax cut, AG record

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Bill Schuette said he will not distance himself from Donald Trump despite the president's unpopularity with Michigan voters and will win them over with a pro-tax cut message and his record as attorney general of helping victims of human trafficking and sexual …

Income Tax