KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Biden Doubles Down On Obamacare

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Former Vice President Joe Biden has said if he’s elected president he would build on the Affordable Care Act rather than move to a whole new health care system, such […]

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Could The ACA Really Go Away?

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The Affordable Care Act was back in court again this week — this time before a three-judge panel at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. A lower […]

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Recent Antitrust Actions Against Hospitals, Insurers Purchasing Physician Practices Hint Of Obstacles To Come

Recent decisions in court cases come as concerns mount over the growing consolidation of hospitals and physician practices and the impact on prices and total health spending. In other health industry news: jobs, blood pressure devices, and artificial intelligence. Modern […]

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‘Leaner, More Focused’: Purdue Pharma Shifts Focus To Opioid Litigation As Revenues Drop To Record Lows, Workforce Declines

Purde Pharma, which is considering filing for bankruptcy, had been earning $3 billion a year and employed nearly 2,000 employees. Sales have declined and last year the company eliminated its sales force as 1,800 lawsuits against the OxyContin-maker allege it […]

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KHN’s ‘What The Health’: Dems Debate Health Care

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Health care played a feature role in the first debate among Democratic presidential candidates Wednesday, with would-be nominees spreading across the spectrum on the question of how quickly to move […]

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State Highlights: Many States Grapple With Finding Homes-Not Group Homes-For Foster Teens; Ohio House Passes $11M Bill Aimed At Reducing Infant Mortality

Media outlets report on news from Idaho, Ohio, Oregon, Wisconsin, Arizona, Tennessee, Florida, Connecticut, Maryland, California, Illinois and Florida. Stateline: Finding Foster Families For Teens Is A Challenge In Many StatesLevi Zwick-Tapley first entered foster care when he was 3, […]

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IBM Agrees To $14.8M Settlement Over Botched Rollout Of Maryland’s Health Law Exchanges In 2013

The state’s online marketplace crashed the first day, in a very public black mark against then-Gov. Martin O’Malley. There were similar embarrassments around the country, as many state-run exchange websites failed to work properly. But Maryland’s site was among the […]

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KHN’s ‘What The Health’: Who Will Pay To Fix Problem Of Surprise Medical Bills?

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Congress is finally getting down to real work on legislation to end “surprise” medical bills, which patients get if they inadvertently receive care from an out-of-network health providers or use […]

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Oklahoma’s Star Witness In Opioid Trial Says J&J ‘Did Everything’ To Push Painkillers Even When Dangers Were Long Established

The defense lawyers refuted the claims saying the doctor had “no training or education in marketing.” Meanwhile, the judge hasn’t signed off yet on an $85 million settlement with Teva Pharmaceuticals. News on the epidemic comes from Maryland, North Carolina, […]

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‘Troubling Situation’: Doctors Wrestle With How To Help Patients With Pain During Opioid Epidemic

A Washington doctor cut a patient’s oxycontin prescription by a third fearing he’d overdose. Later, she felt compelled to increase the prescription. In Tennessee, a pain clinic closed, leaving patients without pain prescriptions and unable to find new doctors to […]

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ The State Of The Abortion Debate — A Deep Dive

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Abortion is one of the hottest political issues of 2019. With a newly configured Supreme Court, which many pundits think has the votes to roll back or overturn the landmark […]

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