Monthly Archives: July 2014

California Pharmacists Resist Translating Medicine Labels

hide captionCalifornia’s Board of Pharmacy is considering requiring all pharmacies in the state to provide bilingual labels on prescription medicines…. Continue reading »

Medicare’s Costs Stabilize, But Its Problems Are Far From Fixed

i i ImageZoo/Corbis Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, which finances about half of the health program for seniors and the… Continue reading »

Federal Health Exchange Stays Busy After Open Enrollment Ends

i i hide captionEven after the open enrollment deadline, HealthCare.gov remained a popular destination. J. David Ake/AP Even after the… Continue reading »

California Nurses Union Braces For Contract Battle

hide captionMembers of the California Nurses Association say they rallied in Sacramento in May to raise public awareness of their… Continue reading »

States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid

i i Topp Yimgrimm/iStockphoto If all goes according to plan, next year many Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries will be required to… Continue reading »

U.S. Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Decisions On Obamacare Subsidies

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dealt a significant blow to the Affordable Care Act, when it threw out an… Continue reading »

Appeals Court Strikes Down Subsidies In Federal Health Exchange

A three-judge panel at the U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit threw the fate of an important part of… Continue reading »

Patients With Low-Cost Insurance Struggle To Find Specialists

i i hide captionDr. Charu Sawhney examines patient Mang Caan. Sawhney supports the Affordable Care Act, but has been frustrated… Continue reading »

Most Employers See A Benefit In Covering Contraceptives

i i hide captionSome employers may pay for birth control pills, but not other forms of contraception. Monik Markus/Flickr Some… Continue reading »

Complaint Says Insurance Plans Discriminate Against HIV Patients

hide captionHIV/AIDS drugs like AZT are lifesavers for many people. But insurers’ policies on paying for the drugs vary widely…. Continue reading »