Tuesday, October 16, 2018

16 Oct 2018 04:54:06 Z

A new Kaiser Health News database tracks campaign donations from drugmakers over the past 10 years.

16 Oct 2018 04:54:06 Z

Drug pricing is a top issue in the run-up to the midterm elections.

16 Oct 2018 04:54:06 Z

The private health plans that are an alternative to government-run Medicare continue to grow despite the Affordable Care Act’s cuts of billions of dollars in funding.

16 Oct 2018 04:54:06 Z

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

16 Oct 2018 04:54:06 Z

When a young Navy lieutenant died following low-risk childbirth, her husband claimed military doctors botched her care. But his wrongful death claim was dismissed because of a 1950 ruling that bars active-duty service members from suing the U.S. government — for any reason.

16 Oct 2018 04:54:06 Z

Federal officials are proposing that Medicare pay doctors for a 10-minute “check-in” call with beneficiaries. But many doctors already do this for free, and the plan would require a cost-sharing charge of many patients.

16 Oct 2018 04:54:06 Z

Congress approved two bills last month that prohibit provisions keeping pharmacists from telling patients when they can save money by paying the cash price instead of the price negotiated by their insurance plan.

16 Oct 2018 04:54:06 Z

These young adults are looking for medical care that is convenient, fast and offers cost transparency. They frequently seek treatment at retail clinics, urgent care centers or other options.

16 Oct 2018 04:54:06 Z

Just weeks before midterm elections, a move by federal health officials spotlights a contentious issue: the use of human fetal tissue in research. Here’s what you need to know to understand the debate.

16 Oct 2018 04:54:06 Z

Some private Medicare Advantage plans are offering large physician-management companies more money upfront and control of their patients’ care, but the doctors are responsible for staying within the budget.

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