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Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Whiplash
10/19/2017 12:54:13 PM
In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo discuss the bipartisan plan in the Senate to stabilize the individual insurance exchanges, and President Donald Trump’s mixed messages about his support or lack thereof.
Viewpoints: Learning Cybersecurity Lessons From Medical Devices; Big Pharma Should Be Embarrassed — But Are They?
10/19/2017 09:04:23 AM
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
Some Tips To Help Decide Whether Popular Medicare Advantage Plans Are Right For You
10/19/2017 09:04:19 AM
These private insurance plan take the place of traditional Medicare and vary in coverage and cost.
Parsing Health Policies And Politics: Examining The Alexander-Murray Obamacare ‘Fix’; Why Does It Have To Be So Difficult?
10/19/2017 09:04:14 AM
Opinion writers offer a variety of takes on the deal announced this week by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) as well as what it can and cannot accomplish. They also take a tough inventory of the politics in play and examine other health policy issues, such as Medicare Advantage networks and the status of the Children's Health Insurance Program reauthorization.
Longer Looks: PTSD Or Hate?; In The Wake Of Hurricanes; And Male Fertility
10/19/2017 09:04:10 AM
Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the Web.
State Highlights: Md. Website Will Help Consumers Compare Costs For Common Medical Procedures; NYC’s Public Hospital System To Get Infusion Of Funding
10/19/2017 09:04:05 AM
Media outlets report on news from Maryland, New York, Colorado, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Minnesota.
Despite Growing Trend, Doctors Warn Against Women Eating Their Placenta
10/19/2017 09:04:02 AM
Proponents have said eating placenta reduces pain, improves mood and energy level, increases milk production, but scientists find any evidence to support those claims lacking. In other public health news: diabetes during pregnancy, other viruses to look out for this flu season, concussions in teenagers, infectious diseases, and postpartum depression.
Rumor Mill Churning About Who Next Drug Czar Will Be After Original Pick Bows Out
10/19/2017 09:03:58 AM
Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) withdrew his name from consideration after reports tying him to legislation that undermined the Drug Enforcement Administration's power during the opioid crisis.
Second Version Of Groundbreaking Immunotherapy Treatment Approved By FDA
10/19/2017 09:03:54 AM
The therapy is part of a hot new field that uses a patient's own immune system to turn the cells into a "living drug" that attacks disease.
Anthem, Spurning Express Scripts, Will Join With CVS To Start A Drug Plan Business
10/19/2017 09:03:50 AM
The new business, which will start in 2020, will be a new pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) company. PBMs serve as intermediaries between drug companies and the prescription plans, but they have come under increasing pressure for not being transparent about how much money they save and how much is passed along to consumers.