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On the Border, Volunteer Doctors Struggle to Provide Stopgap Care to Immigrants
Health
On the Border, Volunteer Doctors Struggle to Provide Stopgap Care to Immigrants

EL PASO, Texas — It wasn’t the rash covering Meliza’s feet and legs that worried Dr. José Manuel de la Rosa. What concerned him were the deep bruises beneath. They were a sign she could be experiencing something far more... Read More

Elite Hospitals Plunge Into Unproven Stem Cell Treatments
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Elite Hospitals Plunge Into Unproven Stem Cell Treatments

The online video seems to promise everything an arthritis patient could want. The six-minute segment mimics a morning talk show, using a polished TV host to interview guests around a coffee table. Dr. Adam Pourcho extols the benefits of stem... Read More

Congress Passes Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan
Environment
Congress Passes Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan
2019-04-11 12:16:33
by Dan McCue

Bipartisan legislation enacting a long sought after drought plan for seven states in the Colorado River basin has been sent to the White House for President Donald Trump's signature. Senator Martha McSally, R-Ariz., and Representative Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., fast-tracked passage... Read More

Some Congressmen Want to Halt Appalachian Mountaintop Coal Mining
Health
Some Congressmen Want to Halt Appalachian Mountaintop Coal Mining
2019-04-10 13:01:22
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Residents of Appalachian states warned about severe health and environmental consequences from renewed mountaintop coal mining during a congressional hearing Tuesday. Lawmakers called the hearing to address concerns raised by Trump administration policies to loosen environmental restrictions on... Read More

Medicaid Expansion Boosts Hospital Bottom Lines — and Prices
Health
Medicaid Expansion Boosts Hospital Bottom Lines — and Prices

The Medicaid expansion promoted by the Affordable Care Act was a boon for St. Mary’s Medical Center, the largest hospital in western Colorado. Since 2014, the number of uninsured patients it served dropped by more than half, saving the nonprofit... Read More

8 Republicans Break with GOP on Obamacare Lawsuit
Health
8 Republicans Break with GOP on Obamacare Lawsuit

WASHINGTON — Democratic congressional campaigns have already made health care an early focus of their 2020 messaging, and House Democrats bolstered that effort Wednesday with a symbolic vote that sought to once again put Republicans on record on the issue.... Read More

House Subcommittee Holds Critical Hearing on Surprise Medical Bills with Rare Bipartisan Agreement
Health
House Subcommittee Holds Critical Hearing on Surprise Medical Bills with Rare Bipartisan Agreement
2019-04-02 23:47:05
by Sean Trambley

A robust and important health policy discussion occurred on Capitol Hill yesterday with lawmakers on both sides of aisle appearing to reach a rare consensus on the problems of countless Americans who have been surprised with expensive out-of-network medical bills.... Read More

It Is Time We Come Together to Put Patients First
Opinions
It Is Time We Come Together to Put Patients First

Envision Healthcare is a national physician-led organization of clinical professionals who work alongside hospitals, health systems and insurance companies. A leading national provider of emergency medicine services across the United States, Envision's emergency medicine and hospital medicine clinicians treated more... Read More

Trump Backtracks on GOP Health Plan Push Before Election
Health
Trump Backtracks on GOP Health Plan Push Before Election
2019-04-02 21:02:09
by Dan McCue

President Donald Trump appeared to backtrack Monday night on his renewed push for a Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Taking a break from lambasting congressional Democrats via Twitter for their demands to see Special Counsel... Read More

Single-Payer Health Care Systems Are No Easier in the States
Health
Single-Payer Health Care Systems Are No Easier in the States

WASHINGTON — The hurdles for a government-run, single-payer health care system are amplified at the state level, where universal coverage ambitions are hampered by politics, costs and federal restrictions. These realities ultimately undercut efforts in two of the nation’s most... Read More

San Francisco Could Become the First US City to Eliminate New HIV Infections
Health
San Francisco Could Become the First US City to Eliminate New HIV Infections

  SAN FRANCISCO — In a different city, in a different decade, the news would have changed David’s life forever. Instead the graduate student, who dreams of some day acting and teaching, told himself one thing as he waited for... Read More

Congressional Delegation Secures New Hampshire Additional $11.9 Million in Opioid Funds
Opioids
Congressional Delegation Secures New Hampshire Additional $11.9 Million in Opioid Funds
2019-03-30 00:16:11
by Dan McCue

New Hampshire will receive an additional $11.9 million to address the state's opioid crisis thanks to the willingness of the Granite State's congressional delegation to reach across the aisle and seek bipartisan support for the infusion of federal funding. New... Read More

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