Monthly Archives: May 2015

Texas Politicians And Businesses Feud Over Medicaid Expansion

Dallas’s Parkland Hospital treats a lot of people without health insurance. On a November day in 1963, emergency room doctors… Continue reading »

Covered California Votes To Cap What Patients Pay For Pricey Drugs

i Retired California school teacher Mikkel Lawrence sits with his cat, Max. Lawrence has hepatitis C and has struggled to… Continue reading »

Feds Tell Insurers To Pay For Anesthesia During Screening Colonoscopies

i The administration told insurers that they have to pay for anesthesia during screening colonoscopies for cancer. Don Ryan/AP hide… Continue reading »

Nurse Visits Help First-Time Moms, Cut Government Costs In Long Run

i Symphonie Dawson and her son, Andrew. A visiting nurse program helped Dawson finish school while she was pregnant. Courtesy… Continue reading »

State Legislatures Quarrel Over Whether To Expand Medicaid

i Alaskans attend a rally in Anchorage for Medicaid expansion. Jonathan Casurella/Alaska Public Media hide caption itoggle caption Jonathan Casurella/Alaska… Continue reading »

Free Contraceptives Must Be Free, Obama Administration Tells Insurers

i If the Food and Drug Administration has approved a type of prescription contraception, then insurers must cover at least… Continue reading »

Tales From 3 Louisianans Who Got Subsidized Health Insurance

i Sheron Bazille pays $219.01 a month for her health insurance. She knows the amount down to the penny. Jeff… Continue reading »

Low, Middle Income Workers Most Vulnerable To Loss Of Obamacare Subsidies

i More than 80 percent of the people getting federal subsidies to defray the cost of their monthly health insurance… Continue reading »

Cancer Spawns A Construction Boom In Cleveland

i An architectural rendering of the Cleveland Clinic’s planned cancer center. Courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic hide caption itoggle caption… Continue reading »

Staffing An Intensive Care Unit From Miles Away Has Advantages

i Registered nurses Cassie Gregor (from left), Camellia Douglas and Mike Montalto monitor patients in intensive care units scattered around… Continue reading »