A study published by the Journal of the American Heart Association showed that sudden cardiac arrests dropped by 17 percent in one Oregon county after people gained health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
“Nothing is safe — no population, no services,” the director of the nation’s largest Medicaid program said Wednesday. GOP leaders say they seek to cut costs and widen consumer choices.
Provisions in the Senate’s “repeal and replace” bill could help some young adults by lowering the cost of premiums but could hurt others who gained insurance through a massive expansion to Medicaid.
Medicare is trying to deter overuse of hyperbaric therapy, and some experts question its effectiveness for healing diabetic wounds, one of the treatment’s fastest-growing uses.
Scenes from Capitol Hill Tuesday as Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s effort to pass a health care bill this week crumbled.
The Senate health bill to repeal Obamacare hews closely to the electoral calendar, delaying much of the pain until after Republicans face re-election in Congress, statehouses and the White House.
The bill would limit non-economic damages to $250,000, but it faces opposition from across the political spectrum.
The much anticipated score by the nonpartisan agency could make it more difficult for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to round up the 50 votes he needs to pass his plan to replace Obamacare.
The Republicans’ penalty would affect people buying insurance who had a lapse in coverage of more than 63 days over a year.
A study finds that nearly 19 percent of people with mental illnesses use prescription drugs, while only 5 percent of other people do.
Texas is asking the Trump administration to renew a 2011 agreement set to expire in December that helps pay hospitals’ costs of caring for the state’s uninsured residents.
Medicaid pays for two-thirds of nursing home residents, but some recipients don’t even know they’re on it.
Although some people below the poverty level will now be able to qualify for premium subsidies, they may have trouble covering the out-of-pocket costs.
An expert panel renews its guidelines that children and teens be screened for obesity at doctors’ offices and advised to receive treatment.
The survey also found public support for program changes that would place work requirements on beneficiaries and make drug testing a condition of enrollment.
Experts say the loopholes would allow states to bypass some protections for people with preexisting conditions.
The latest Republican plan to revamp the health law reshapes how age and income affect what help consumers get for paying premiums.
Despite promises to craft their own way to revamp the federal health law, the Senate Republican bill follows the House’s lead in many ways.
Once-fatal childhood diseases, like cystic fibrosis, congenital heart disease and sickle cell anemia, now can be survived into adulthood. But when those patients become too old to see pediatricians, it can be difficult for them to find physicians familiar with their conditions.
Innate Immunotherapeutics, whose largest shareholder is Buffalo-area Rep. Chris Collins, received FDA approval to begin U.S. trials of its drug for treating advanced multiple sclerosis.