Wednesday, February 20, 2019

20 Feb 2019 17:24:26 Z

Support for “Medicare-for-all” is becoming a front-runner topic among Democratic presidential candidates. But the phrase is being used to describe any number of policies.

20 Feb 2019 17:24:26 Z

Medicare and many private insurers view prescribing drugs to improve sexual function as a lifestyle issue that’s not medically necessary to pay for.

20 Feb 2019 17:24:26 Z

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.

20 Feb 2019 17:24:26 Z

Innovations to help consumers manage their health were on display at the nation’s largest health technology conference that attracted more than 40,000 health industry professionals to Orlando.

20 Feb 2019 17:24:26 Z

The “Medicare–for-all” debate is already in full swing, but what does that phrase even mean? Joanne Kenen of Politico, Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post and Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call join KHN’s Julie Rovner for a beginner’s guide to the next big health policy debate. For “extra credit,” the panelists provide their favorite health policy stories of the week, and as a special Valentine’s Day bonus, their favorite #HealthPolicyValentines.

20 Feb 2019 17:24:26 Z

As calls for "Medicare-for-all" grow louder among Democrats in Congress, Democratic governors and mayors have been pushing ahead with urgency to corral medical costs and bring health care to those who remain uninsured.

20 Feb 2019 17:24:26 Z

Unwilling to wait for federal action, California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he has a plan that could extract discounts from drugmakers and save the state money — one he hopes other states can join.

20 Feb 2019 17:24:26 Z

The race for the cure to aging sparks hope and hype among top scientists — plus billions of dollars in investment.

20 Feb 2019 17:24:26 Z

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.

20 Feb 2019 17:24:26 Z

Health was a featured player in President Donald Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address. The president set goals to bring down prescription drug prices, end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. and cure childhood cancer, among other things. Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Alice Ollstein of Politico join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and, for “extra credit,” provide their favorite health policy stories of the week. Rovner also interviews KHN senior correspondent Phil Galewitz about the current “Bill of the Month” feature.

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