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.
Seven in 10 people list health care as “very important” as they make their voting choices, eclipsing economy, gun policy, immigration and foreign policy.
Since the beginning of last year, 34 lawmakers have each received more than $100,000 from pharmaceutical companies.
Top stories from this week on health, health care and health policy.
Babies born 10 miles apart can see a life expectancy difference of almost 33 years.