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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

A Poliolike Illness Is on the Rise Again. But Why? Health
A Poliolike Illness Is on the Rise Again. But Why?

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 ... Read More

Long Stigmatized, Methadone Clinics Multiply in Some States Health
Long Stigmatized, Methadone Clinics Multiply in Some States

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

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
2018-10-30 22:48:38
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... Read More

In Brief Moment of Bipartisanship, Trump Sign Opioid Bill Bipartisan
In Brief Moment of Bipartisanship, Trump Sign Opioid Bill
2018-10-26 21:30:07
by TWN Staff

As Members of Congress continue to battle it out with just a little over a week to go before the midterm elections, a rare moment of bipartisan accomplishment back in Washington. President Trump signed into law H.R.6, the... Read More

PPI Addresses the Future of Health Care in New Report, Advises Dem Candidates not to Take Trump’s Bait Health
PPI Addresses the Future of Health Care in New Report, Advises Dem Candidates not to Take Trump’s Bait
2018-10-26 19:43:02
by TWN Staff

On the cusp of the midterm elections, the Progressive Policy Institute is tackling health care. This week, the progressive think tank issued "Progressives and health care: What comes next?" In issuing the report, the... Read More

Meant to help with mental illness, money from tax on millionaires piles up in San Diego In The News
Meant to help with mental illness, money from tax on millionaires piles up in San Diego

While the hepatitis A virus ran unchecked through the streets and homeless camps of San Diego last year, killing 20 people and sickening hundreds of others before it was brought under control, $170 million in... Read More

Socialists Won't Be on Many Ballots This Fall. Moderate Democrats are Surging. Opinions
Socialists Won't Be on Many Ballots This Fall. Moderate Democrats are Surging.
2018-10-19 18:07:07
by Anne Kim

Candidates affiliated with the Democratic Socialists and the progressive left have pushed hard this cycle for a campaign agenda heavy on government giveaways, such as free health care (“Medicare for All”), free college... Read More

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