The centers started as low-cost alternatives for minor surgeries. They now outnumber hospitals, and regulators OK’d ever-widening array of outpatient procedures
Critics argue that work requirements would cause many with chronic health conditions to lose health insurance, making them less likely to ever hold down a job.
Conservative nonprofits are funneling “dark money” — difficult-to-trace funds behind TV ads, phone calls, and other efforts used to influence politics.
Drug company promises to contain prices are a familiar — and fleeting. In past, their vows to restrain prices last only as long as it is politically necessary.
Under privacy laws your doctor can’t reveal information about your health, habits or weight, but your purchases and online activities can reveal a lot.
West Virginia has the highest rate of adults with preexisting conditions, 36% of those under 65.
Patients want to feel prepared to look after themselves when they leave the hospital.
60 percent of doctors polled said physicians might “avoid sicker or more medically complex patients to improve performance on quality or utilization measures.”
If insurance for pre-existing conditions, who gets hurt most — those 50 to 64.
Seventy years ago, the Beveridge Report outlined a radical plan for a National Health Service to provide health care to all UK citizens, regardless of their income.