Different Takes: Lessons On The Differences, If Any, Between Biden, Sanders On Health Care; Medicaid’s Future Needs To Be Front And Center In The Ongoing Discussions

Editorial pages focus on the debate about the future of health care. The Wall Street Journal: Biden Goes Half Way To BernieCareJoe Biden’s new health-care plan is supposed to show his moderation, not that this is a virtue to progressives. […]

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Viewpoints: Biden’s Health Care Ideas Could Take U.S. One Step Closer To Single Payer; Health Care Is A Market Failure

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care issues and others. The Washington Post: Joe Biden Proposes Radical Leftist Health-Care PlanThe 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign is in many ways an argument between liberals and moderates over the path the […]

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Medicare Advantage Overbills Taxpayers By Billions A Year As Feds Struggle To Stop It

Health insurers that treat millions of seniors have overcharged Medicare by nearly $30 billion the past three years alone, but federal officials say they are moving ahead with long-delayed plans to recoup at least part of the money. Officials have […]

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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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Viewpoints: On Obamacare, Appeals Court Needs To Let Policy Created In Congress Stand; Stop Frightening Everyday People About Health Care Change

Opinion writers focus on these health care topics and others. The Washington Post: It’s Time For An Appeals Court To Right The Ship On ObamacareThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit will consider on Tuesday one of the […]

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Trump Administration To Take Steps To Shift More Kidney Treatment To At-Home Care And Away From Stand-Alone Dialysis Clinics

HHS will announce an agency-wide initiative to encourage home dialysis and also to ramp up better prevention and screening for kidney disease, Politico reports. The plan could upend the kidney care market, and face serious pushback from big dialysis chains […]

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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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Viewpoints: Congress Needs To Raise Smoking Age To 21, Take Other Key Steps To Stop Teen Tobacco Use; What Does Hate Have To Do With Mental Health? Plenty

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. The Washington Post: Congress Should Raise The Smoking Age — And Then Enforce ItApproximately 350 minors become regular smokers every day, with 1 in 3 eventually dying as a […]

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Viewpoints: Is This Leftward Lurch On Health Insurance Going To Benefit Trump?; Health Care Might Give Dems An Advantage Again But Some Of These Ideas Would Backfire

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. The Wall Street Journal: Bernie Sanders Won The Debate President Trump is a lucky man. Typically a re-election campaign is a referendum on the incumbent, and Mr. Trump is losing […]

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Viewpoints: Will All These Health Care Ideas Make Dems Winners Or Losers In 2020 Election?; Stop Treating Doctors Like Criminals, Let Them Prescribe Opioids

Editorial pages focus on these health care topics and others. The New York Times: This Democratic Debate Issue Has Tremendous Promise — And Peril It would be an exaggeration to say that the Democratic primary race is entirely about health care, but […]

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Pelosi Aims For Feds To Negotiate Drug Prices, Even For Private Insurers

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). As House Democrats hash out a proposal empowering the federal government’s top health official to negotiate lower drug prices, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is taking it a step further […]

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Health Care Gets Heated On Night 2 Of The Democratic Presidential Debate

This fact check was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). On Thursday, the second night of the first Democratic primary debate, 10 presidential hopefuls took the stage and health issues became an early flashpoint. […]

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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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‘Medicare For All’ Emerges As Early Divide In First Democratic Debate

This fact check was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). During Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate — the first in a two-night event viewed as the de facto launch of the primary season […]

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Parsing Policy: Trump’s Focus On Hospital Costs Doesn’t Go Far Enough; States That Don’t Expand Medicaid Promote Misery

Opinion writers weigh in on health care policies. Bloomberg: Trump Hospital Price Transparency Executive Order Has LimitsThe Trump administration believes in the power of transparency, at least when it comes to health care. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday […]

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KHN’s ‘What The Health’: Politics Heading Into 2020: Live From Aspen!

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The cost of health care looms as a major issue going into the 2020 campaign. But even as Democratic presidential candidates debate ways to bring down prices and expand insurance […]

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Viewpoints: Reimagine The Roles Of Primary Care Physicians Or Keep Losing Them; Upcoming Demand For Health Care Workers Is Daunting

Editorial pages weigh in on these health care topics and others. Stat: After Training In Primary Care, We Aren’t Becoming Primary Care Docs Nearly three years ago, we began training as primary care doctors in two residency programs at a Harvard-affiliated […]

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Even If ‘Medicare For All’ Beats The Long Political Odds Stacked Against It, The Legal Battles Beyond Might Kill It

“I can imagine a situation like the ACA with folks who are ideologically opposed suing just because they don’t want to go into this system — in addition to industry groups,” said Katie Keith, a law professor and researcher with […]

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Hundreds Of Doctors, Nurses And Other ‘Medicare For All’ Advocates Rally In Front Of American Medical Association Meeting

The American Medical Association has not publicly gotten on board with “Medicare for All” plans. “The AMA is violating one of its most ethical principles: ‘Do No Harm,’ by being on the wrong side of history,” said Talisa Hardin of […]

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Viewpoints: More Babies Will Be Harmed Than Saved From The Ban On Fetal Tissue Research; Patients Need Strong Incentives To Consider Health Care Prices

Editorial pages focus on these health topics and others. Los Angeles Times: Trump’s Fetal Tissue Research Ban Will Hurt Many More Babies Than It ‘Saves’The Trump administration this week made good on its threats to clamp down on the use […]

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