With more Americans seeking treatment for mental health issues, lawmakers and the U.S. health care system are having trouble keeping up. People with severe mental illnesses who don't find adequate health care often end up on the streets or behind…
By Byrhonda Lyons, Jocelyn Wiener, CalMatters
On the 2020 campaign trail, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders are at odds over their respective health care plans, with Biden proposing to build on the existing Affordable Care Act, while Sanders wants to move to…
By Lisa Desjardins
Insulin is a vital drug that some 7.4 million Americans must take daily to manage their diabetes. But its price nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016, leaving some patients with no choice but to turn to black-market drugs or traveling…
By Sarah Varney
During Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate, health policies — ranging from “Medicare for All” to efforts to curb skyrocketing drug prices — were among the key issues the 10 hopeful candidates onstage used to help differentiate themselves.
By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News, Jon Greenberg, PolitiFact
By PBS NewsHour
The issue of surprise medical bills - when patients are charged by a provider they didn’t know was out of network - is gaining momentum in Washington with policymakers on both sides of the aisle looking for solutions. Last month,…
By Hope Yen, Associated Press
President Donald Trump stretched the truth on various fronts at his Wisconsin rally and in weekend remarks, asserting that an immigration plan to send migrants illegally in the country to sanctuary cities had begun when it hadn’t. He also claimed…
By Lisa Mascaro, Catherine Lucey, Associated Press
President Donald Trump's decision to revive the fight over the Affordable Care Act has stirred a political and policy debate among Republicans on how best to approach the divisive issue heading into the 2020 election.
This week saw President Trump resurface the political debate over health care, as he declared his intention to repeal the Affordable Care Act. At the same time, a federal judge blocked work requirements the administration had tried to implement on…
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
House Democrats announced a sweeping investigation Monday of the pharmaceutical industry's pricing practices, jockeying for the upper hand with the Trump administration on an issue that concerns Americans across the political spectrum.
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