Minnesota Lawmakers Tackle How To Help People With Diabetes Who Can’t Afford Rising Costs Of Insulin

The plan under consideration would require pharmaceutical companies to supply insulin to Minnesota patients who are not already on a public health program and who make less than 400 percent of the federal poverty line. As the debate goes on, […]

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State Highlights: Legal Challenges Face Trump’s Proposals To Address California Homeless Crisis; After New Vaccine Law Starts, New York Sees Surge In Home Schooling

Media outlets report on news from California, New York, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Oregon. The Washington Post: Trump’s Proposals To Tackle California Homelessness Face Local, Legal ObstaclesPresident Trump’s emerging plan to address California’s homeless crisis […]

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Few Things So Starkly Set America’s Health System Apart As How Much Patients Have To Pay Out Of Pocket

Nearly all of America’s global competitors — whether they have government health plans, such as Britain and Canada, or rely on private insurers, such as Germany and the Netherlands — strictly limit out-of-pocket costs. In more news on the health […]

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Despite Booming Economy, Uninsured Rate Ticks Up

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The annual report from the Census Bureau, released this week, found that 27.5 million Americans were without health insurance last year, an increase of nearly 2 million from 2017. The […]

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Parsing Policy: Lessons On How Well Private Health Insurance Companies Manage Costs; Do We Really Want To Regulate Doctors’ Decision Making Like This?

Editorial pages focus on the rising cost of health care. The Wall Street Journal: Be Grateful For Your Health-Insurance CompanyPrivate health insurers are punching bags of choice in the Democratic presidential primary. “The insurance companies last year alone sucked $23 […]

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State Highlights: Activists Seek To Overturn New California Vaccine Law By Starting Referendum; Mass. Health Official Declares Mosquito-Borne Virus Serious Health Threat

Media outlets report on news from California, Massachusetts, Georgia, Connecticut, Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Utah and Michigan. Sacramento Bee: California Voters Could Get A Chance To Overturn New Vaccine LawCalifornia’s new law restricting medical exemptions for vaccines has a challenge from […]

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Legislation To End Surprise Medical Bills Has High Public Support — In Both Parties

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Nearly 8 in 10 Americans support legislation to protect people from surprise medical bills, a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows. That support persisted no matter which […]

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Verma Urges Hospitals To Get On Board With Value-Based Payments As Lesser Of Two Evils Compared To ‘Medicare For All’

CMS Administrator Seema Verma presented hospitals with a stark choice between Trump administration policies and the looming threat of a “Medicare for All” type system. Modern Healthcare: CMS’ Verma: Accept Value-Based Payment Or Risk Medicare For AllCMS Administrator Seema Verma […]

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