Monthly Archives: August 2015

Poll Finds Most Women Believe Mammograms Should Be Done Annually

Most women 40 and older believe they should have mammograms every year to screen for breast cancer, the latest NPR-Truven… Continue reading »

Medicare Says Doctors Should Get Paid To Discuss End-Of-Life Issues

i Jo Ann Farwell, a retired social worker, has a brain tumor; she wanted to make sure her sons were… Continue reading »

Clinton Won’t Go As Far As Rivals On Minimum Wage Or Rule Out Oil Pipelines

i Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visits the Iowa State Fair on Saturday. In an interview with Iowa Public Radio,… Continue reading »

A Change To Out-Of-Pocket Health Insurance Limits Irks Employers

i How should the insurance cap on family health spending be calculated? Oivind Hovland/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption itoggle caption Oivind… Continue reading »

When Rehab Might Help An Addict — But Insurance Won’t Cover It

i Cris and Valerie Fiore hold one of their favorite pictures of their sons Anthony (with the dark hair) and… Continue reading »

Patients In Iowa Worry About Private Management Of Medicaid

i Brenda Hummel and her 7-year-old daughter Andrea in their home near Des Moines, Iowa. Andrea was born with severe… Continue reading »

Untangling The Many Deductibles Of Health Insurance

i Sure, there’s a deductible with your health insurance. But then what’s the hospital deductible? Your insurer may have multiple… Continue reading »

Is Obamacare’s Research Institute Worth The Billions?

i PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby says grants to medical societies are needed to get through to busy professionals who… Continue reading »

More Previously Uninsured Californians Got Coverage Under Obamacare

i Enrollment counselor Vue Yang (left) reviews health insurance options for Laura San Nicolas (center), accompanied by her daughter, Geena,… Continue reading »