Doctors running as Democrats are campaigning hard on the need to reform the health care system. They present a stark contrast to Congress’ current physician makeup.
When a hospital and an insurer do not agree on a price. The hospital can sometime demands that patients pay the difference, in a practice called balance billing.
Evangelical activist Shepherd Smith has spent decades cultivating relationships with leading AIDS policymakers to promote abstinence-only sex education.
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.
Detractors say association health plans may not provide the full protection that workers need, plus the changes likely will drive up costs in the regular individual and small-group markets.
Instead of starting with the hospital’s list price and negotiating down for discounts, Montana began telling these facilities how much it was willing to pay — a “reference price” — for each type of hospitalization.