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Pelosi Aims For Feds To Negotiate Drug Prices, Even For Private Insurers

As Home Democrats hash out a proposal empowering the federal authorities’s prime well being official to barter decrease drug costs, Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi is taking it a step additional and pushing a plan that might profit even these People with personal medical health insurance. A draft plan spearheaded, however …

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Trump Administration Rule Would Undo Health Care Protections For LGBTQ Patients

A brand new Trump administration proposal would change the civil rights guidelines dictating whether or not suppliers should look after sufferers who’re transgender or have had an abortion. Supporters of the strategy say it protects the liberty of conscience, however opponents say it encourages discrimination. The sweeping proposal has implications …

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ ‘Conscience’ Rules, Rx Prices and Still More Medicare

Can’t see the audio participant? Click on right here to hear on SoundCloud. In a brand new algorithm, the Trump administration needs to let not simply medical doctors however nearly any well being care employee or group decline to offer, take part in or refer sufferers for any well being …

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Feds Want To Show Health Care Costs On Your Phone, But That Could Take Years

Fred Schulte, Kaiser Well being Information Federal officers are proposing new laws that for the primary time may enable sufferers to match costs charged by numerous hospitals and different well being care suppliers utilizing information despatched to their smartphones. Donald Rucker, who coordinates well being data expertise coverage for the …

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health’ Health Care’s Back (In Court)

A federal district courtroom choose in Washington, D.C., has blocked work necessities for Medicaid recipients in Arkansas and Kentucky. Because the Arkansas program took impact in 2018, greater than 18,000 folks have misplaced well being protection as a result of they did not report their work hours to the state. …

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ The Karma Of Cutting Medicare

Like these of his latest predecessors, President Donald Trump’s proposed finances for the fiscal 12 months that begins in October won’t be adopted by Congress. Nonetheless, a presidential finances plan is a vital indicator of the administration’s priorities. The Trump administration’s precedence for well being is for the federal authorities …

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Despite 1991 Ruling, Foes Of New Family Planning Rules See Law On Their Side

This story additionally ran on NPR. This story might be republished without cost (particulars). State attorneys generals and ladies’s well being advocates hoping to dam in courtroom new Trump administration guidelines for the federal household planning program face one main impediment: The Supreme Courtroom upheld very comparable guidelines in 1991. …

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ How Safe Are Your Supplements?

Julie Rovner Kaiser Well being Information @jrovner Read Julie's Stories Anna Edney Bloomberg @annaedney Read Anna's Stories Kimberly Leonard Washington Examiner @leonardkl Read Kimberly's Stories Alice Ollstein Politico @AliceOllstein Read Alice's Stories The federal authorities’s annual projections of well being spending for the subsequent decade recommend that it’ll go up …

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Trump Pledges To End HIV Transmission By 2030. Doable, But Daunting.

Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Well being Information Noting that science has “introduced a once-distant dream inside attain,” President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening pledged to eradicate HIV transmission inside 10 years. “We’ve made unbelievable strides, unbelievable,” Trump stated within the annual State of the Union tackle. “Collectively, we are going …

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ New Year, New Health Proposals

The brand new Democratic majority within the Home of Representatives took its first steps on well being care — voting to intervene within the enchantment of a Texas-led lawsuit that discovered the Inexpensive Care Act unconstitutional in December. And across the nation, Democratic governors and mayors unveiled new initiatives geared …

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