Spurred on by midterm election results that showed health care to be a deciding issue, lawmakers are pushing a bevy of new proposals and approaches.
For over a decade, we’ve been waiting for Washington to solve our healthcare woes. Now, with Washington in total dysfunction, states are looking for solutions.
Seven in 10 or those polled said the healthcare system in “crisis” or having “major problems, in response to a new Gallup poll. The results are in line with what the poll has found since 1994.
Compared to their male counterparts, female politicians are more likely to advance women’s rights, health care and family policy.
Must-read health care stories of the week from Kaiser Health News’ Brianna Labuskes.
Two-liter bottle of soda increased 64 percent; price of diet drinks jumped, too
Marketing drives more testing…more treatments. It’s a big part of why health care is so expensive… it’s the fancy, high-tech stuff things that get marketed.
Plans starting to pay for services such as meals, transportation, housing and other Assistance to improve members’ health and reduce medical costs.
Agencies can apply for up to $30,000. Funding can be used for development, planning, technology improvement, training, or policy and advocacy work.
No one told Shereese Hickson she qualified for financial assistance to cover her portion of a $123,019 bill until she called the hospital.
Here’s a look at some of the major House committees that influence health policy — and the Democrats who may lead them.
Many veterans in rural areas and some cities still face long wait times for health care because there aren’t enough doctors, nurses and support staff.
Medical records can be hard for patients to get, even in this digital information age. But they shouldn’t be.
“Medicare-for-all” and single-payer health care are suddenly popular. Republicans are calling it threat to older people and to American freedom.
Election stories made up the bulk of the health care news this week. Other great gems and intriguing developments surfaced, though, so let’s get to it.