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Health Industry – Kaiser Health News

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes
KHN’s newsletter editor, Brianna Labuskes, wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 5:06 PM
Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Drug Prices And Unicorns
In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Joanne Kenen of Politico, and Erin Mershon of Stat News discuss a series of health policy court decisions on everything from prescription drug discounts to soda taxes. Plus, Rovner, interviews health care futurist and consultant Jeff Goldsmith.

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 5:33 PM
Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes
Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.

POSTED JULY 13, 2018 5:04 PM
Facebook Live: The Marketing Plan That Fueled An Addiction Epidemic
KHN senior correspondent Fred Schulte talks about a cache of files detailing Purdue Pharma’s early OxyContin marketing plan.

POSTED JULY 13, 2018 4:01 PM
Retooled Vaccine Raises Hopes As A Lower-Cost Treatment For Type 1 Diabetes
The vaccine, BCG, is relatively cheap. But experts caution the therapy could be overhyped and, if proven effective, wind up overpriced.

POSTED JULY 13, 2018 9:00 AM
‘Like A Ghost Town’: Erratic Nursing Home Staffing Revealed Through New Records
Daily nursing home payroll records just released by the federal government show the number of nurses and aides dips far below average on some days and consistently plummets on weekends.

POSTED JULY 13, 2018 9:00 AM
Look-Up: How Nursing Home Staffing Fluctuates Nationwide
Use this tool to see staffing levels at skilled nursing homes in the U.S.

POSTED JULY 12, 2018 8:13 PM
Insurers Fall Short In Catching And Reporting Medicaid Fraud, Inspectors Find
Medicaid has struggled for years with poor oversight and billions lost to improper payments. A new report finds that despite their fraud-fighting rhetoric, Medicaid managed-care companies are not as rigorous as they should be in ensuring the integrity of the Medicaid payment system.

POSTED JULY 12, 2018 9:05 AM
Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes
KHN’s newsletter editor, Brianna Labuskes, wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.

POSTED JULY 06, 2018 6:23 PM
Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Whither Work Requirements?
In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Anna Edney of Bloomberg News discuss the latest enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and President Donald Trump’s proposed government reorganization plan. Plus, for extra credit, the panelists recommend their favorite health stories of the week.

POSTED JULY 05, 2018 5:14 PM

The Health Law – Kaiser Health News

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes
KHN’s newsletter editor, Brianna Labuskes, wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 5:06 PM
California’s ACA Rates To Rise 8.7% Next Year
The average increase in California is smaller than the double-digit hikes expected around the nation, due largely to a healthier mix of enrollees and more competition in its marketplace. Still, health insurance prices keep growing faster than wages and general inflation.

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 6:51 PM
States Attacking ACA Would Suffer Most If Preexisting Conditions Shield Gets Axed
A coalition of Republican states has launched a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act, including provisions requiring insurers to offer coverage to people with preexisting conditions without raising rates. An analysis shows that some of these states have the highest proportion of such residents.

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 9:01 AM
In Florida, Midterm Elections Hold Faint Hope For Medicaid Expansion
Republicans’ overwhelming majorities in the state legislature make pursuing a policy that could benefit 660,000 uninsured adults a “long shot,” political analysts say.

POSTED JULY 16, 2018 9:00 AM
Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ ACA Under Fire. Again.
In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News discuss the health politics of the latest Supreme Court pick, as well as the Trump administration’s efforts to further undermine the Affordable Care Act. Plus, for extra credit, the panelists recommend their favorite health stories of the week.

POSTED JULY 12, 2018 5:44 PM
Outrageous Or Overblown? HHS Announces Another Round Of ACA Navigator Funding Cuts
Advocates of the sweeping health law view this move by the Trump administration as its most recent act of sabotage. But not everyone views it as a mortal blow.

POSTED JULY 12, 2018 9:00 AM
Listen: A Sudden Freeze On ACA Payouts And What It Means For You
The Trump administration suspended a program over the weekend that helps stabilize the health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, prompting some insurance companies to warn of higher premiums. KHN's Julie Rovner and Chad Terhune explain the uncertain health care landscape in the U.S.

POSTED JULY 11, 2018 4:22 PM
Democrats Rally Against Threats To The ACA To Block Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee
Senate Democrats see health care as an issue that could keep their caucus unified as the confirmation battle heats up.

POSTED JULY 10, 2018 10:08 PM
Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes
KHN’s newsletter editor, Brianna Labuskes, wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.

POSTED JULY 06, 2018 6:23 PM
Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Whither Work Requirements?
In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Anna Edney of Bloomberg News discuss the latest enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and President Donald Trump’s proposed government reorganization plan. Plus, for extra credit, the panelists recommend their favorite health stories of the week.

POSTED JULY 05, 2018 5:14 PM

Cost and Quality – Kaiser Health News

Long Waits To See Doctors In Puerto Rico, Where Medical Needs Are Great Post-Maria
KHN senior correspondent Sarah Varney reports on how the island’s mounting physician shortage is making it even more difficult to get care.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 9:00 AM
California’s ACA Rates To Rise 8.7% Next Year
The average increase in California is smaller than the double-digit hikes expected around the nation, due largely to a healthier mix of enrollees and more competition in its marketplace. Still, health insurance prices keep growing faster than wages and general inflation.

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 6:51 PM
Children With Disabilities Endure Long Waits For Life-Changing Medical Equipment
Some California children with serious health care problems wait more than a year for wheelchairs, bath benches, commodes, specialized crutches and other crucial medical equipment. Critics blame the delays on a confusing bureaucratic maze of private insurers and public programs.

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 9:00 AM
Retooled Vaccine Raises Hopes As A Lower-Cost Treatment For Type 1 Diabetes
The vaccine, BCG, is relatively cheap. But experts caution the therapy could be overhyped and, if proven effective, wind up overpriced.

POSTED JULY 13, 2018 9:00 AM
Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ ACA Under Fire. Again.
In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News discuss the health politics of the latest Supreme Court pick, as well as the Trump administration’s efforts to further undermine the Affordable Care Act. Plus, for extra credit, the panelists recommend their favorite health stories of the week.

POSTED JULY 12, 2018 5:44 PM
Insurers Fall Short In Catching And Reporting Medicaid Fraud, Inspectors Find
Medicaid has struggled for years with poor oversight and billions lost to improper payments. A new report finds that despite their fraud-fighting rhetoric, Medicaid managed-care companies are not as rigorous as they should be in ensuring the integrity of the Medicaid payment system.

POSTED JULY 12, 2018 9:05 AM
Listen: A Sudden Freeze On ACA Payouts And What It Means For You
The Trump administration suspended a program over the weekend that helps stabilize the health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, prompting some insurance companies to warn of higher premiums. KHN's Julie Rovner and Chad Terhune explain the uncertain health care landscape in the U.S.

POSTED JULY 11, 2018 4:22 PM
Can Insurers Use Genetic Testing Results? A Reader Wants To Know
Other readers ask what can be done to challenge unexpected medical bills — whether the result of an emergency room visit or after a change in prescription drug coverage.

POSTED JULY 10, 2018 9:00 AM
Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Whither Work Requirements?
In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Anna Edney of Bloomberg News discuss the latest enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and President Donald Trump’s proposed government reorganization plan. Plus, for extra credit, the panelists recommend their favorite health stories of the week.

POSTED JULY 05, 2018 5:14 PM
Texas Clinics Busting Traditional Silos Of Mental And Physical Health Care
Efforts to provide care that integrates physical and mental health services are spreading, partly because untreated mental health conditions negatively affect physical health and escalate health care costs.

POSTED JULY 05, 2018 9:00 AM

Kaiser Health News

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes
KHN’s newsletter editor, Brianna Labuskes, wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 5:06 PM
Viewpoints: Lessons On Improving Diet, Reducing Obesity and Getting Healthy; Monitoring Trends in Changing Addiction Patterns
Opinion writers weigh in on these and other health issues.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 12:59 PM
Different Takes: The GOP Really Doesn’t Care About Health Care; Surrendering Rather Than Winning The War On Poverty
Editorial pages look at these and other health issues.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 12:59 PM
Research Roundup: Antibiotics; End-Of Life Care; And The Individual Marketplace
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 12:59 PM
State Highlights: Delivery Room Closures Highlight Reality Of Health Care In Rural America; Industry Sounds Alarm Over Mass. Proposal To Help Community Hospitals
Media outlets report on news from Missouri, Massachusetts, California, Oregon, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Wisconsin, Texas, Virginia and New Hampshire.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 12:59 PM
Residents In Puerto Rico Report Foul Odor Coming From FEMA Trailers, Raising Concerns It Could Be From Dead Bodies
While it was unclear what the smell was, the reports prompted a visit Thursday from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A spokesperson for OSHA said the bodies remaining in the trailers are waiting to be claimed by family members. In other news, more of Puerto Rico's physicians are fleeing to the states.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 12:59 PM
Startups Eagerly Dive Into Largely Untapped Marketplace Of Mental-Health Related Technology
From robot therapists to virtual reality worlds that help treat addiction, mental and behavioral health technology is booming. In other public health news: immunotherapy, HIV, black lung, genetic testing, sugar, and black infant mortality.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 12:59 PM
Pharma Companies Try To Shift Blame To Drug Dealers, Websites As Real Culprits Of Opioid Epidemic
Endo International Plc and Mallinckrodt Plc are arguing that if they're added onto lawsuits for their role in the opioid crisis, they “are entitled to contribution from the illegal supply chain defendants." News on the crisis comes out of Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, as well.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 12:59 PM
Kentucky Governor Does An About-Face On Cuts To Dental, Vision Benefits For Medicaid Beneficiaries
Gov. Matt Bevin (R-Ky.) announced that the benefits were being cut following a court ruling halted the state's work requirements for its Medicaid program. But following a public outcry the administration says that coverage will be retroactively reinstated.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 12:58 PM
‘Oversight Lapses,’ Lack Of Clear Roles Hobbled EPA’s Response To Flint’s Water Crisis, Watchdog Report Finds
The EPA's inspector general report also urged the agency to now do more to monitor drinking water across the country.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 12:58 PM

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