Surprise Medical Bill Legislation Takes A Step Forward, But Will It Lead To A Step Back?

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). The House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday approved its version of legislation to curb surprise medical bills. Though this step was an important advance, there’s still a long way […]

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Hospitals Block ‘Surprise Billing’ Measure In California

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Citing fierce pushback from hospitals, California lawmakers sidelined a bill Wednesday that would have protected some patients from surprise medical bills by limiting how much hospitals could charge them […]

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: All About ‘Medicare for All’

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. We’re doing something a little different this holiday week. Because “Medicare for All” is so much in the news, we’re rerunning an earlier explainer episode. Special Reports But first, KHN’s […]

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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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Sen. Alexander Details His Plan To Fix Surprise Medical Bills

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), who are pushing a major legislative package to lower health costs, announced their favored solution to handle disputes about surprise medical […]

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Texas Is Latest State To Attack Surprise Medical Bills

This story is part of a partnership that includes KUT, NPR and Kaiser Health News. This story can be republished for free (details). Texas is now among more than a dozen states that have cracked down on the practice of […]

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A Proposal To Make It Harder For Kids To Skip Vaccines Gives Powerful Voices Pause

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). As California lawmakers attempt to tighten the rules on childhood vaccinations, they’re getting pushback from unexpected quarters: high-profile officials who support vaccines. In the past few weeks, Democratic Gov. […]

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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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Illinois Clamps Down On Nursing Homes In Wake Of KHN-Chicago Tribune Investigation

In reaction to an investigation by Kaiser Health News and the Chicago Tribune, the Illinois legislature has passed a new law to impose fines on nursing homes that fail to meet minimum staffing requirements. Click here to read the story […]

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Is ‘Medicare For All’ Losing Steam?

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. A second House committee this week held a hearing on proposals for a single-payer health system, such as “Medicare for All,” featuring experts from the Congressional Budget Office. But it […]

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