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Nurse Denied Life Insurance Because She Carries Naloxone Health
Nurse Denied Life Insurance Because She Carries Naloxone

Bloodwork was supposed to be the last step in Isela’s application for life insurance. But when she arrived at the lab, her appointment had been canceled. “That was my first warning,” Isela said. She contacted her insurance... Read More

Texas Judge’s Ruling That Health Care Law Is Unconstitutional Could Leave the Law Fatally Wounded — or Even Stronger Health
Texas Judge’s Ruling That Health Care Law Is Unconstitutional Could Leave the Law Fatally Wounded — or Even Stronger

More than 130 million Americans woke up Saturday morning to the news that their health care coverage has been thrown into doubt. That’s because, late Friday night, a federal judge in Texas ruled that the Affordable Care Act — including its ... Read More

After Court Ruling, Crusade Against Obamacare Becomes Unshakable Liability for GOP Health
After Court Ruling, Crusade Against Obamacare Becomes Unshakable Liability for GOP

Dismantling Obamacare has been a top GOP priority for eight years, but a fresh court victory that resurrects the prospect of wiping the law off the books is fast becoming a political albatross for Republicans. Read More

Fentanyl Is the Most Deadly Drug in America, CDC Confirms Health
Fentanyl Is the Most Deadly Drug in America, CDC Confirms

It’s official: Fentanyl now ranks as the most deadly drug in America, health officials said Wednesday. The synthetic opioid that’s up to 50 times more powerful than heroin was responsible for 18,335 overdose deaths in 2016, more than any other drug... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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