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Biden Administration Signals It’s in No Rush to Allow Canadian Drug Imports

May 30, 2021 at 02:36 am by pj

  By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News    The Biden administration said Friday it has no timeline on whether it will allow stat.... Read More

Mental Health Services Wane as Insurers Appear to Skirt Parity Rules During Pandemic

May 04, 2021 at 11:51 pm by pj

  By Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News Therapists and other behavioral health care providers cut hours, reduced staffs and turned away patients during the pand.... Read More

Censorship or Misinformation? DeSantis and YouTube Spar Over Covid Roundtable Takedown

Apr 22, 2021 at 02:49 pm by pj

  Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News In early April, YouTube took down a video featuring Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a group of controversial scientists at a March 1.... Read More

Humana Health Plan in Florida Overcharged Medicare by Nearly $200 Million, Federal Audit Finds

Apr 20, 2021 at 01:16 am by pj

  By Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News A Humana Inc. health plan for seniors in Florida improperly collected nearly $200 million in 2015 by overstating how sick som.... Read More

Adult-use Legalization Laws not Associated with Adverse Impacts on Public Health

Apr 15, 2021 at 02:40 pm by pj

  By MICHAEL C. PATTERSON   When it comes to cannabis legalization, a common strategy by prohibitionists is to use “doom and gloom” or “fear of.... Read More

The FDA Seeks a New Way to Review Old Drugs Without Causing Prices to Soar

Apr 15, 2021 at 12:31 pm by pj

  By Harris Meyer, Kaiser Health News  Chuck Peterson of Omaha, Nebraska, recently experienced a swollen, painful knuckle caused by arthritis. He got a prescr.... Read More

Biden Moves to Overturn Trump Birth Control Rules

Apr 15, 2021 at 12:27 pm by pj

  By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  The Biden administration Wednesday formally proposed the repeal of Trump-era regulations barring abortion referral.... Read More

Biden Seeks $400 Billion to Buttress Long-Term Care. A Look at What’s at Stake.

Apr 12, 2021 at 06:57 pm by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News There’s widespread agreement that it’s important to help older adults and people with disabilities remain indepe.... Read More

Calls Mount for Biden to Track US Health Care Worker Deaths from Covid

Apr 08, 2021 at 05:04 pm by pj

  By Ed Pilkington, The Guardian, Kaiser Health News   Calls are mounting for the Biden administration to set up a national tracking system of covid-19 death.... Read More

Democrats Gave Americans a Big Boost Buying Health Insurance. It Didn’t Come Cheap.

Mar 28, 2021 at 12:47 am by pj

  By Noam N. Levey, Kaiser Health News  When Democrats pushed through a two-year expansion of the Affordable Care Act in the covid-relief bill this month, man.... Read More

Incredibly Concerning - Lawsuit Threatens No-Charge Preventive Care for Millions

Mar 28, 2021 at 12:39 am by pj

  By Harris Meyer, Kaiser Health News  With a challenge to the Affordable Care Act still pending at the Supreme Court, conservatives are continuing to launch.... Read More

Florida Senate Passes COVID-19 Liability Protections for businesses and Healthcare Providers

Mar 23, 2021 at 04:17 pm by pj

The bill protects businesses and health care providers from unscrupulous or opportunistic lawsuits related to the COVID-19 pandemic The Florida Senate has passed Senat.... Read More

Proposed Changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule

Mar 23, 2021 at 01:43 pm by pj

    By MICHAEL R. LOWE, BRIAN C. EVANDER, AND SARA D. MCLAUGHLIN   On December 10, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced propose.... Read More

Democrats Eye Medicare Negotiations to Lower Drug Prices

Mar 23, 2021 at 01:22 pm by pj

  By Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News Democrats, newly in control of Congress and the White House, are united behind an idea that Republican lawmakers and maj.... Read More

Under New Cost-Cutting Medicare Rule, Same Surgery, Same Place, Different Bill

Mar 23, 2021 at 01:12 pm by pj

  By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News   A cost-saving change in Medicare launched in the final days of the Trump administration will cut payments to hospitals.... Read More

Landmark Covid Relief Law Pumps More Than $100 Billion Into Public Health

Mar 18, 2021 at 05:56 pm by pj

  By Steven Findlay, Kaiser Health News Acknowledging that chronic underfunding of public health contributed significantly to the nation’s fragmented respons.... Read More

Ophthalmologists, Other Physician Groups Vigorously Opposing Proposed Legislation  

Mar 18, 2021 at 01:14 pm by pj

  During the last week of January, State Sen. Manny Diaz and Rep. Alex Rizo filed Senate Bill 876 and House Bill 631 respectively, to once again attempt to expand the sc.... Read More

New Medicare Ruling Speeds Approval of Innovative Healthcare Technology

Mar 16, 2021 at 04:21 pm by pj

A new Medicare coverage pathway, Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology (MCIT), will provide national Medicare coverage for breakthrough devices as soon as the Food and Dr.... Read More

To Extract More Doses per Vial, Vaccinators Put Squeeze on FDA to Relax Vaccine Handling Advice

Mar 16, 2021 at 01:25 am by pj

  By Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News   President Joe Biden has promised enough covid vaccine to immunize every willing adult by June 1. But right now, the g.... Read More

Sorting Out How Politics, Policies Figure in Flap Over New York Nursing Home Covid Death Rates

Mar 02, 2021 at 02:10 pm by pj

  Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News The plaudits have faded for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Once hailed as a paragon of pandemic governing, he’s since come und.... Read More