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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Trump administration reverses course on ACA

Mar 26, 2019
In a filing with a federal appeals court in New Orleans Monday, the Trump administration said the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down as unconstitutional. It’s asking the court to affirm a December ruling by a Texas judge,…
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) talks to reporters with Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) (L) and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) following the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on July 18, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
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In Oakland and elsewhere, health care is investing in affordable housing

Mar 12, 2019
Kensington Gardens' experience is indicative of a developing trend.
Ameria Lipscomb at her Kensington Gardens apartment.
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Full-time school nurses in short supply

Mar 11, 2019
According to a recent study, fewer than 40 percent of schools employ a full-time nurse.
Nurse Maxine Pare inside her office at Etna-Dixmont Elementary School in Etna, Maine.
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