Viewpoints: It Takes Much More Than A SOTU Pledge To End HIV; Lessons On The Shortcomings Of Precision Medicine

Editorial writers focus on these health issues and others. The Washington Post: Trump Says He Wants To End AIDS. His Party’s History Tells A Different Story.For days preceding Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, word was that President Trump […]

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Commercial, Medicare Advantage Plans Pay Mental Health Providers Significantly Lower Rates Than Traditional Medicare

Many commercial and Medicare Advantage plans use Medicare fee-for-service rates as a benchmark for most medical services, but a new study showed those rates aren’t comparable for mental health services. Modern Healthcare: Commercial Plans’ Lower Rates For Mental Healthcare May […]

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Tackling Wealth Inequality A Common Thread Running Beneath 2020 Democratic Hopefuls’ Messaging

From hefty tax credits to savings accounts for every infant, the Democrats are going beyond what previous candidates have promised when attempting to tackle wealth inequality in the country. Critics argue that any kind of cash-assistance in addition to the […]

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Viewpoints: Hospital Prices Are Still A Mirage For Patients; Just Because The FDA Signs Off, Not All Gene Tests Are Created Equal

Editorial pages focus on these health topics and others. Stat: We’re Missing The True Point Of Hospital Price TransparencySince New Year’s Day, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has learned the hard way that forcing hospitals to post their […]

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State Highlights: Federal Judge Rules San Francisco’s Health Warnings On Sugary Drinks Unconstitutional; NYC Required To Spend $2.2 Billion To Fix Public Housing

Media outlets report on news from California, New York, Ohio, Texas, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Wisconsin, Georgia, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The Associated Press: Federal Court Again Blocks San Francisco Warning On Soda AdsA federal appeals court on Thursday blocked for […]

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Live From D.C.: A Look Ahead At Health Policy In 2019

(From left) Tom Miller, Kimberly Leonard, Anna Edney, Joanne Kenen and Julie Rovner(Lynne Shallcross/KHN) The 2020 presidential campaign has begun and health is a big part of it, with Democratic candidates pledging their support for “Medicare-for-all” and many of its […]

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Viewpoints: Does Endorsing Single Payer, Like Kamala Harris Does, Really Go Far Enough?; Lessons From Anesthesiologists On Stemming Opioid Abuse

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and more. The Washington Post: Kamala Harris Doesn’t Waver On Single PayerOn Monday night, Sen. Kamala D. Harris — whose presidential campaign rollout is going extremely well, you have to admit […]

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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

The Friday Breeze Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes, who reads everything on health care to compile our daily Morning Briefing, offers the best and most provocative stories for the weekend. Happy Friday! It seems we have a new example of just […]

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Viewpoints: Let’s Deal With Real Public Health Crises Like The Opioid Epidemic, Gun Violence; Kids Need To Hear From Parents About Dangers Of Vaping

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Washington Post: The U.S. Faces Real Crises. Why Is Trump Fixated On A Fake One?The partial government shutdown, now into its fifth week, is a national crisis. The lack […]

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