Monthly Archives: July 2017

Rural Californians Want Price Relief From GOP Health Bill, But Most Won’t Get It

Aaron Albaugh runs a cattle ranch in Lassen County, in Northern California. Living in a remote area, he says he’s… Continue reading »

Opioid Treatment Funds In Senate Bill Would Fall Far Short Of Needs

The morphine-like pain killer Oxycontin is just one of a number of opioids fueling a substance use crisis in the… Continue reading »

With So Many Obamacare Repeal Options In Play, Confusion Reigns

On Thursday, the Senate unleashed yet another iteration of its effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also… Continue reading »

Uncertainty Over Obamacare Leaves Next Year’s Rates In Limbo

California’s Obamacare exchange scrubbed its annual rate announcement this week, the latest sign of how the ongoing political drama over… Continue reading »

Health Care: Were The Risks Of Repeal Without Replace Too High?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell lost two attempts to undo the Affordable Care Act within 24 hours. Andrew Harnik/AP hide… Continue reading »

The Loyal Republican Senator From Kansas Who Helped Kill The Health Care Bill

Sen. Jerry Moran speaks during a Senate hearing in June 2017. Moran’s opposition has effectively killed the latest Republican healthcare… Continue reading »

Pushing Hospitals To Reduce Readmissions Hasn’t Increased Deaths

The goal was to make sure hospitals didn’t send patients home too soon, without a plan for following up or… Continue reading »

Were The Risks Of Repeal Without Replace Too High?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell lost two attempts to undo the Affordable Care Act within 24 hours. Andrew Harnik/AP hide… Continue reading »

After Low-Key Lobbying Effort, Trump Says He Was ‘Let Down’ By Senators

President Trump said on Tuesday that he was surprised at the effective failure of the Senate health care bill, which… Continue reading »

In Massachusetts, Proposed Medicaid Cuts Put Kids’ Health Care At Risk

Two-year-old Robbie Klein has hemophilia, a medical condition that interferes with his blood’s ability to clot normally. Without insurance, the… Continue reading »