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By Will Stone, KJZZ
In recent years, Arizona has had one of the highest rates of uninsured children in the country. But the Affordable Care Act has begun to change that.
By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News
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.
By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
Republican plans to transform Medicaid could help set debate on the role of government and entitlements. Here's an explanation of how it could work.
By Jay Hancock and Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News
When Australian biotech firm Innate Immunotherapeutics needed to raise money last summer, it offered a sweetheart deal to “sophisticated U.S. investors.” One of them was Rep. Tom Price.
By Marisa Taylor and Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News
Rep. Tom Price, the physician and Georgia Republican tapped for the nation’s leading health care job, has long criticized federal spending as excessive. Yet during his years in Congress, he’s worked hard to keep federal dollars flowing to his most…
Nearly seven years after its passage, Republicans still have no consensus on how to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
By Rebecca Smith, Side Effects Public Media
Mumps is back, and is having its worst year in a decade, fueled in part by its spread on college campuses.
By Liz Szabo and JoNel Aleccia and Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio
The high prices Americans pay for generic drugs may have been cooked up by pharmaceutical salespeople on golf courses, at a New Jersey steakhouse or over martinis at a “Girls Nights Out” in Minnesota.
By PBS NewsHour
In Congress, lawmakers are close to passing a major bill that would increase funding for the FDA, the NIH and the effort to fight opioid abuse. The measure would also introduce more flexible standards for drug approvals, reducing the need…
By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to defund Planned Parenthood, to appoint conservative Supreme Court justices who could overturn Roe v. Wade and to prohibit late-term abortions. Kathy Kneer, CEO and president of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, answered some questions…
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