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New rule gives patients access to all of their medical records and notes

Apr 5, 2021
If not for the pandemic, the ban on information blocking would be the biggest story in health care, a transparency advocate says.
The rule prevents “information blocking” by health care providers, but it may take time for some providers to roll out the changes.
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What happens when Big Tech moves into health care?

Mar 18, 2021
Amazon is expanding its Amazon Care virtual health care platform nationwide. Some privacy advocates are worried.
With Amazon Care, the giant online retailer and cloud services provider is expanding into a massive industry that touches every American.
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Copays no longer waived for some telehealth visits

Oct 1, 2020
The cost may push people in need of exams back to the doctor's office detering others from seeking medical help, health experts say.
Copays for virtual doctor appointments that were waived at the beginning of the pandemic are coming back.
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House to vote on Speaker Pelosi's prescription drug bill this week

Dec 9, 2019
The plan would empower the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate lower prices.
"The cost of actually manufacturing most of these drugs is very small, so [pharmaceutical companies are] making a huge profit on each drug that they sell," says Gerard Anderson, a professor in the department of health policy and management Johns Hopkins University.
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Poll reveals extent of the health care affordability crisis

Nov 12, 2019
Close to a third of U.S. adults can’t cover a $500 medical bill.

Here's how it works if you're undocumented and need health care

Jul 9, 2019
If a person without authorization to be in the U.S. can afford it, they can purchase nongovernment-subsidized insurance. But few jobs pay enough.
Medical students give a check-up to a Jamaican migrant worker on a H2A visa at a Connecticut apple orchard and farm on October 11, 2017 in Middlefield, Connecticut.
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In time for National HIV Testing Day, progress made on prevention

Jun 28, 2019
A new recommendation makes PrEP, a drug that helps prevent the spread of HIV, free for many more Americans
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A rural community loses its hospital — a standalone ER fills the gap

May 14, 2019
Quick thinking and a $2.2 million investment preserved the emergency room.
A standalone emergency room in Georgia.
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CVS tries to gain customers ... with smiles

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Apr 25, 2019
CVS and SmileDirectClub have a lot to gain from partnering.
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