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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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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A ‘No-Brainer’? Calls Grow For Medicare To Cover Anti-Rejection Drugs After Kidney Transplant

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). On Wednesday, Alexis Conell will mark seven years since she received the kidney transplant that saved her life, but the 53-year-old Chicago woman isn’t exactly celebrating. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Did The ACA Create Preexisting Condition Protections For People In Employer Plans?

“The most important part of Obamacare…is the protection against pre-existing condition discrimination that extended to more than 150 million Americans, folks who get their health insurance through their employer.” Sen. Chris Coons on May 14, 2019, on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” […]

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Eric Swalwell’s Tweet About Georgia’s New Abortion Restriction Only Slightly Off-Key

“The so-called ‘heartbeat’ law outlaws abortion before most women even know that they’re pregnant. This is one of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in our country.” Eric Swalwell on May 8, 2019, in a tweet. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed […]

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ ‘Conscience’ Rules, Rx Prices and Still More Medicare

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. In a new set of rules, the Trump administration wants to let not just doctors but almost any health care worker or organization decline to provide, participate in or […]

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Drug Industry Patents Go Under Senate Judiciary Committee’s Microscope

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Congress isn’t making much headway in finding a solution to the problem of soaring prescription drug prices, but lawmakers from both parties are tinkering on the edges with legislation […]

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Feds Want To Show Health Care Costs On Your Phone, But That Could Take Years

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Federal officials are proposing new regulations that for the first time could allow patients to compare prices charged by various hospitals and other health care providers using data sent […]

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