As rates of chronic disease among children have skyrocketed over the past few decades, pediatricians have increasingly looked for solutions beyond the clinic. Sometimes that means actually prescribing time outside. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Oakland on the medical…
By Cat Wise
Medicare medical savings accounts permit people to receive fee-for-care health services anywhere in the U.S.
By Philip Moeller
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently launched a major expansion aimed to improve veteran health care by opening up access to private doctors. But critics say the program offloads government responsibility to the private sector. Judy Woodruff sits down with…
The Affordable Care Act is again facing a critical legal challenge, as a federal appeals court in New Orleans considers a lower court’s ruling that the law is unconstitutional. The Justice Department isn't defending the law, but Democratic lawmakers and…
Uncertainty around the costs of prescription drugs and health care in general is worrying Americans. A recent study found that one in six were surprised by a medical bill from a hospital treatment in 2017. On Monday, President Trump issued…
The idea is to give patients practical information that they can use to help save money.
By Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News
At a hospital, patients often don’t know whether they are being treated by an out-of-network doctor -- until the bill arrives.
By Philip Moeller
If you are employed and have employer group health insurance, you did not need to get Medicare when you turned 65, columnist Phil Moeller explains.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
The U.S. district judge wrote in his opinion late Thursday that so-called "association health plans" were "clearly an end-run" around consumer protections.
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