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As 2018 Ends, the British NHS Is a Mixed Bag
Commentary Some nine years ago, I wrote a report in The Daily Telegraph describing the saga of a London neighbor whose life was saved by the British National Health Service, best ...
January 1, 2019
Health Care Industry Moving Toward Paying for Value Over Procedures
WASHINGTON—Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar was at a rehab hospital accompanying a relative when several ...
December 27, 2018
Senators Propose Bill to Crack Down on Drugmaker Rebate Abuse
WASHINGTON—Two U.S. senators from opposite sides of the aisle are proposing legislation that would close a loophole in ...
December 5, 2018
US Interagency Report Advises Loosening Obamacare Regulations
WASHINGTON—States should expand health insurance offerings and Congress and the White House should work to get rid of ...
December 3, 2018
CMS Gives States Ways They Can Bypass Obamacare Requirements
In an effort to spur innovation in state health care markets, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ...
November 29, 2018
HHS Proposes Strategy to Cut Down on Paperwork, Improve Electronic Health Records
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released on Nov. 28 its strategy for tackling burdensome health-record paperwork ...
November 29, 2018
4,300 VA Employees Fired, Demoted, or Suspended for Negligence Under Trump
WASHINGTON—Some 4,300 Veterans Affairs (VA) workers have been demoted, fired, or suspended since President Donald Trump took office, ...
November 26, 2018
Trump Admin Expands Exemptions for Mandatory Coverage of Birth Control
The Trump administration issued two final rules Nov. 7 that would expand the number of exemptions for businesses, ...
November 10, 2018
CMS Chief Says ‘Medicare for All’ Too Good to Be True
WASHINGTON—"Medicare for All" might sound too good to be true, which means it probably is, says Seema Verma, ...
November 4, 2018
Trump Vows to Bring US Drug Prices in Line With Other Countries, End ‘Global Freeloading’
WASHINGTON—Speaking at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Oct. 25, President Donald Trump vowed to take ...
October 25, 2018
Two National Programs Get $293 Million to Support Health Care in Underserved Areas
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that $293 million has been allocated to two national ...
October 18, 2018
Anthem to Pay a $16M Settlement to HHS for Data Breach
Health care company Anthem Inc. has signed a settlement agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services ...
October 16, 2018
Health Insurance Premiums to Decline in 2019, CMS Predicts
Health insurance premiums are expected to decline on average next year, for the first time since 2014, the ...
October 11, 2018
Trump Signs Bills to Eliminate Pharmacy Gag Orders
Insurance companies and pharmacy benefits managers (PBM) will no longer be able to strong-arm pharmacies into keeping quiet ...
October 10, 2018
Senate Democrats May Force Vote on Rule Expanding Trump’s Short-Term Health Insurance Plans
Senate Democrats are trying to force a vote on a resolution to overturn a Trump administration rule, which went ...
October 9, 2018
Health Insurance Marketplace Premiums May Stabilize for 2019, Report Says
Premiums for those who buy individual health care plans on the marketplace and who don't get a subsidy ...
September 4, 2018
Medicaid Administrator Verma Blames Ballooning Costs on Structural Problems
Systemic flaws in the Medicaid program have contributed to rising health care costs for the federal government, mostly ...
August 24, 2018
HHS Touts Lower Drug Prices in First 100 Days of ‘Patients First’ Blueprint
The president's blueprint for lowering drug prices, now 100 days into its implementation, is working, Health and Human ...
August 21, 2018
Trump Administration Gives States $8.6 Million to Improve Health Care Markets
The Trump administration announced $8.6 million in grants for insurance regulators in 30 states and the District of ...
August 21, 2018
Feds Offer Advice to States on Providing Cheaper Off-Market Health Plans
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is advising states on how to provide more affordable health ...
August 16, 2018
Medicare Patients Could See Benefits Under Proposed ACO Rules
WASHINGTON—The average person probably hasn't heard of an Accountable Care Organization, or ACO as it's called in the ...
August 13, 2018
Trump Administration Suspends Payments to Obamacare Insurers
The Trump administration said on July 7 that it would temporarily suspend some payments to health insurers under ...
July 8, 2018
Terrifying Brush With Death Drives Doctor to Fight for Patients
The searing abdominal pain came on suddenly while Dr. Rana Awdish was having dinner with a friend. Soon ...
January 25, 2018
US Needs to Learn From Canada About Health Care
Since Congress enacted the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") in 2010, the number of Americans without health insurance has ...
August 14, 2017
Republicans Face Crucial Healthcare Vote This Week
WASHINGTON—A seven-year Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare faces a major test this week in the U.S. ...
July 24, 2017
McConnell Delays Health Care Vote While McCain Recuperates
Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced late on July 15 that he would be delaying a vote on ...
July 16, 2017
In China, Don’t Expect Health Care Without Bringing a Red Envelope
China’s medical system has been fraught with corruption, requiring patients to provide cash or gifts to their caregivers ...
August 9, 2016
New Asylum Policies Help Cut Illegal Border Crossings by 65 Percent
More CNN Staff Rip Company Leadership Over Bias, Trump Coverage, Undercover Video Shows
Trump Confirms Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s Resignation
Mimi Nguyen Ly
Senate Fails to Override Trump Veto Over Funding for Border Wall
Juul Stops Sales of Fruit, Dessert Flavors of E-Cigarettes, as Number of Lung Illnesses Rise
Sen. Sasse Wants a Vote on Protecting Church Tax-Exemptions
Opioid Epidemic Cost US Economy $631 Billion Over 4 Years, Study Says