Category Archives: health-care

Sen. Kamala Harris wants to transform Medicare into a universal health care program while still preserving a central role for private insurers. | Darron Cummings/AP Photo Democratic presidential candidates are primed for an all-out brawl over health care across two nights of debates that could reveal how far the party will push to again overhaul […]

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Some providers that are part of Title X may be able to keep some of the discounted medications if they’re also designated under 340B in other ways. | Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo Health clinics that quit the federal family planning program over new Trump administration anti-abortion rules may have to destroy or return tens of thousands […]

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Florida officials warn the state and Jackson Memorial Hospital, which treats tens of thousands of poor patients each year, could face devastating consequences if the state is forced to pay back the money. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images The HHS inspector general could soon call on Florida to refund the federal government $436 million in Medicaid […]

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An anti-abortion group in Texas is suing Health and Human Services, arguing that the organization has a right to Title X grants under new Trump administration rules. A new faith-based, anti-abortion health group in Texas is suing HHS for the right to receive federal family planning funds — another sign such groups are moving aggressively […]

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The draft comes after Chairman Chuck Grassley struck an agreement with the Senate Finance Committee’s ranking member on a series of policy changes aimed at lowering prescription drug costs. | Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday unveiled a sweeping legislative package to address high prescription drug prices with an eye toward bringing […]

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“I believe abortion is about health care, not politics,” former Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen wrote. “Many of my colleagues disagreed.” | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo Health Care Memo appears to contradict Leana Wen’s claim that she tried to depoliticize abortion, leading to her firing. By DAN DIAMOND 07/22/2019 07:28 PM EDT Deposed Planned Parenthood chief […]

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Men stand in an Immigration and Border Enforcement detention center in McAllen, Texas, on July 12 during a visit by Vice President Mike Pence. | Josh Dawsey/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Federal inspectors visiting a California migrant detention center made a shocking discovery last year: Detainees had made nooses from bedsheets in 15 of […]

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Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks on healthcare at George Washington University on Wednesday. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday afternoon defended his sweeping single-payer health care proposal and challenged his opponents in the 2020 race, including President Donald Trump, to refuse donations from pharmaceutical and health insurance companies and their lobbying groups. “Candidates […]

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Sen. Bernie Sanders for years has been among the sharpest critics of pharma, and the health industry has joined forces to beat back Medicare for All and other proposals to expand government health insurance. | David J. Phillip/AP Photo Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday pledged to refuse donations from health insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyists and […]

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Planned Parenthood president Leana Wen was ousted by the organization, saying they had philosophical differences. | Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images Panned Parenthood ousted its president Leana Wen on Tuesday after less than a year on the job, citing the intensifying attack on abortion rights across the nation. Wen, the first physician to lead the organization in […]

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