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Johns Hopkins Promised to Elevate All Children’s Heart Institute. Then Patients Started to Die at an Alarming Rate Health
Johns Hopkins Promised to Elevate All Children’s Heart Institute. Then Patients Started to Die at an Alarming Rate
December 10, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Sandra Vazquez paced the heart unit at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Her 5-month-old son, Sebastian Vixtha, lay unconscious in his hospital crib, breathing faintly through a tube. Two surgeries to fix his heart had failed... Read More

Short on Federal Funding, Health Insurance Enrollment Navigators Switch Tactics Health
Short on Federal Funding, Health Insurance Enrollment Navigators Switch Tactics
December 3, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Enrollment is down sharply on the federal health insurance marketplace this fall, and the consumer groups that help with registrations think they know why. They don’t have the staff to help as many customers as before... Read More

Fewer People Signing Up for Affordable Care Act as Trump Pushes Other Options Health
Fewer People Signing Up for Affordable Care Act as Trump Pushes Other Options
November 29, 2018
by Christina Paulos

The market for “Obamacare” plans is shrinking but not collapsing, two years after President Donald Trump said not repealing the program would “destroy American health care forever.” More than halfway through the... Read More

In Health Insurance Wastelands, Rosier Options Crop Up for 2019 Health
In Health Insurance Wastelands, Rosier Options Crop Up for 2019
November 28, 2018
by Christina Paulos

In recent years, places such as Memphis and Phoenix had withered into health insurance wastelands as insurers fled and premiums skyrocketed in the insurance marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act. Read More

Kentucky Gov. Bevin Plans to Move Ahead With Medicaid Changes, But Another Court Battle Is Likely Health
Kentucky Gov. Bevin Plans to Move Ahead With Medicaid Changes, But Another Court Battle Is Likely
November 28, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Kentucky now has federal approval to try again next April with a plan imposing 80-hour-a-month work requirements, premiums and monthly check-ins on several hundred thousand able-bodied adults enrolled in its $9.7 billion-a-year Medicaid program... Read More

HIV Drugs May Help Alzheimer’s, Says Study Proposing an Undiscovered Root Cause Health
HIV Drugs May Help Alzheimer’s, Says Study Proposing an Undiscovered Root Cause
November 22, 2018
by Christina Paulos

A major new study on Alzheimer’s disease provides previously unknown evidence of how the brain-robbing illness may originate. Moreover, it proposes that certain HIV drugs called reverse transcriptase inhibitors could immediately... Read More

Too Few Doctors and Nurses for Veterans in Some Areas Veterans
Too Few Doctors and Nurses for Veterans in Some Areas
November 10, 2018
by Christina Paulos

As the nation prepares to honor its veterans Nov. 12, many veterans in rural areas and some cities still face long wait times for health care because there aren’t enough doctors, nurses and support staff to provide it. Almost... Read More

House Dems in New Seats of Power Will Steer Health Policy, Attack Drug Prices Health
House Dems in New Seats of Power Will Steer Health Policy, Attack Drug Prices
November 10, 2018
by Christina Paulos

For the first time since passing the Affordable Care Act, Democrats will soon control the House of Representatives and its powerful health committees. But Republicans’ tightened grip on the Senate means those hoping for... Read More

A Poliolike Illness Is on the Rise Again. But Why? Health
A Poliolike Illness Is on the Rise Again. But Why?
November 10, 2018
by Christina Paulos

At first, it seemed like just a bad cold, with a fever that came and went. Then one day, when Scarlett Camburn woke from her nap, the Havertown, Pa., toddler was unable to move her right arm. Panicked, parents Andrea and... Read More

Long Stigmatized, Methadone Clinics Multiply in Some States Health
Long Stigmatized, Methadone Clinics Multiply in Some States
November 6, 2018
by Christina Paulos

While Congress and the Trump administration were promoting greater use of the addiction medication buprenorphine to quell the opioid epidemic, a handful of states were licensing new methadone clinics in dozens of the... Read More

Hospital Record-Keeping Stumped by Daylight Saving Time Health
Hospital Record-Keeping Stumped by Daylight Saving Time
November 5, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Modern technology has helped medical professionals do robot-assisted surgeries and sequence genomes, but hospital software still can’t handle Daylight Saving Time. One of the most popular electronic health records software... Read More

New Poll Finds Voters Deeply Frustrated by Health Costs, Transparency Health
New Poll Finds Voters Deeply Frustrated by Health Costs, Transparency
October 30, 2018
by TWN Staff

In the final stretch before Election Day, a new survey by Ipsos and Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) found that voters are deeply frustrated by unpredictable costs and the lack of transparency in health care. Health care consistently factors into the top issues facing voters in… Read More

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