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Health Jan 26Aid-in-dying laws don’t guarantee patients can choose to die, advocates say
Across California — and in the five other states where medical aid-in-dying is now legal—many hospitals and doctors are not obligated to prescribe medication.
Health Jan 04Vowing to jettison Obamacare, Republicans face immediate resistance and risks
Nearly seven years after its passage, Republicans still have no consensus on how to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Health Oct 11Is Trump’s debate claim about health care costs rising true?
When it comes to health care, there are many different types of costs: those for governments, employers and individuals. And those costs don’t always go up and down at the same time.
Health Oct 07If elected, Trump could start to dismantle Obamacare on Day One
Formal regulations would take time to undo, because they must follow a lengthy process allowing for public comment. But there are several measures Trump could take on Day One of his presidency to cripple the law’s effectiveness.
Health Sep 16Candidates denounce high drug prices, but offer few alternatives to voters
In this year’s presidential campaign, health care has taken a back seat. But one issue appears to be breaking through: the rising cost of prescription drugs.
Health Sep 13Number of uninsured Americans falls again in 2015
Still, between 2013 and 2015, the first two full years the health law was in effect, the uninsured rate dropped by more than 4 percentage points. Meanwhile, the percentage of Americans with insurance for at least some part of the…
Health Sep 02Drop in teen pregnancies is due to more contraceptives, not less sex
Teen pregnancy is way down. And a study suggests that the reason is increased, and increasingly effective, use of contraceptives.
Health Jul 13Will the U.S. create a single-payer health system?
Most health policy analysts — including those who are sympathetic to the idea — say moving from the current U.S. public-private hybrid health system to one fully funded by the government in one step is basically impossible.
Politics May 16Five health issues presidential candidates aren’t talking about — but should
References to the Affordable Care Act — sometimes called Obamacare — have been a regular feature of the current presidential campaign season. Here are five more health issues candidates should be discussing.
Health Mar 23Supreme Court shows an even divide on challenge to contraceptive access
On the sixth anniversary of the enactment of the federal Affordable Care Act, the law was back before a seemingly divided Supreme Court Wednesday.