Even though the Affordable Care Act has dodged another legislative bullet, it still faces challenges.
Hundreds of people, most of them homeless, have been infected. In San Diego County, where 17 people have died, critics fault authorities for being slow to act.
Some teens and young adults are spending weeks or even months in retrofitted emergency rooms — even in mesh-covered tents — until specialized care can be found. ‘It’s a huge problem,’ one doctor says.
The insurer says hospital-based imaging services are too expensive and the independent facilities provide high-quality care.
Hundreds of protesters were turned away from the Senate’s public hearing on the Graham-Cassidy bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, but they made their feelings known outside the door.
The statement from the Maine senator came after the Congressional Budget Office said the bill would cause millions of people to become uninsured.
El programa federal de salud gerenciado por los estados cubre al 39% de los niños y paga por casi la mitad de los nacimientos. Pero su aporte va mucho más allá: también ayuda a personas con discapacidades, a programas especiales en escuelas y a pacientes con VIH, entre otros.
Any momentum to address prescription drug costs has been lost amid rancorous debates over replacing Obamacare and stalled by roadblocks erected via lobbying and industry cash.
Those relying on the federal government’s safety net are grandmothers, the kid next door, your supermarket cashier — maybe even you.
In the GOP’s attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, California would lose a lot of federal funding. Texas would gain a lot in the short term, but experts worry Texas would not use the money well.
The shutdown, which raised protests from navigator groups, will occur from midnight Saturday to 12 p.m. Sunday on all but one weekend.
The measure proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) would disrupt the existing health system more than any of the measures considered so far this year, according to supporters and critics.
In this Facebook Live, KHN’s Julie Rovner talks to Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus, about the current state of play on CHIP reauthorization.
El porcentaje de psicólogos y psiquiatras en las redes de los planes médicos es mínimo comparado con otras especialidades. Expertos dicen que atenta contra la buena atención de las condiciones mentales.
Algunos piensan que es un gran obstáculo. Pero la administración Trump insiste en que mantener el sitio federal del mercado de seguros del Obamacare cerrado por varias horas los domingos no alterará la inscripción.
Sept. 30 marks the end of Medicare’s temporary offer to waive penalties for certain late Medicare enrollees with Affordable Care Act insurance coverage.
Agency says a removable cap will lower the risk of antibiotic resistant infections but some experts see it as a modest step in curbing the sort of deadly outbreaks that occurred a few years ago.
The company’s drug spending prediction, far above other insurers in the individual market, has experts scratching their heads. Anthem cites market volatility.
The average provider network includes only 11 percent of all the mental health care providers in a given market, according to a study this month in the journal Health Affairs.
The Affordable Care Act gave some Americans the chance to strike out on their own in new business ventures because they didn’t have to worry about keeping a job just for health insurance. But the repeal-and-replace efforts reignited this week create uncertainty about whether they can count on that insurance option in the future.