Spending on direct-to-consumer drug commercials grew 62 percent since 2012, even as ad spending for most other product types was flat.
By Sarah Jane Tribble, Kaiser Health News
For years, congressional Democrats have tried to pass legislation to allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices for millions of beneficiaries. Now, they believe they have a not-so-secret weapon: President Donald Trump.
By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
The Central Valley — a vast agricultural and mostly low-income swath of California — has seen an unprecedented spike in congenital syphilis over the last few years.
By Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio
One way to lower premiums: high-risk insurance pools for people with health problems. But critics say even successful high-risk pools were very expensive.
By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News
Mental health professionals around the country report a stream of patients coming in with "post-election stress disorder" -- the unofficial name for anxiety and depression related to the blast of daily news on the new administration.
By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
The change comes as addiction to opioids, which include heavy-duty painkillers and heroin, still sweeps the country.
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
Low-wage workers with job-based health insurance were significantly more likely than their higher-income colleagues to wind up in the emergency department.
By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News
Federal program paid $16 million in first six months of 2016 to counsel 223,000 patients about treatment preferences in their last days.
By Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News
The report comes as the state’s workplace health and safety agency, Cal/OSHA, is considering a major update of safety standards for workplace lead exposure for the first time in decades.
By Stephanie O'Neill, Kaiser Health News
A study out Thursday tries to set aside the politics to examine how the insurance markets function and what makes or breaks them in five specific states.
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