A Final Try by Trump to Cut Drug Prices May Stumble in Court
A new rule would base the price Medicare pays for certain drugs on the lowest price paid among similar countries. But a rushed process means legal challenges are likely. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 20, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz and Noah Weiland Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Trump, Donald J Azar, Alex M II Source Type: news

Now ’s the Time to Sign Up for Health Insurance. Here’s How.
It ’s open enrollment season for the Affordable Care Act. Anyone who needs insurance for next year can pick a plan now. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 11, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Content Type: Service Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) HealthCare.gov Source Type: news

These Towns Trusted a Doctor to Set Up Covid Testing. Sample Patient Fee: $1,944.
Patients say a Connecticut physician took advantage of the pandemic with “super Covid tests” and $480 follow-up phone calls. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 11, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Murphy, Steven (1976- ) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Health Insurance and Managed Care Doctors Bedford (NY) Connecticut Source Type: news

Covid Infections in Animals Prompt Scientific Concern
Mink in Denmark are not the only animals that could become reservoirs for the coronavirus to spread new mutations to people. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 8, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: James Gorman Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Minks (Animals) Monkeys and Apes Wildlife Sanctuaries and Nature Reserves Genetics and Heredity Vaccination and Immunization Tufts University University of Calgary University of Wisconsin World Health Organization Source Type: news

Shopping For Health Insurance
If you ’re shopping for health insurance this fall for coverage starting Jan. 1, start early and set aside a full day to learn about your options. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 8, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Joseph Burns Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Health Insurance and Managed Care Unemployment Finances Medicaid Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Medicare Federal-State Relations (US) Labor and Jobs Federal Taxes (US) Coronavirus (2019- Source Type: news

A New Item on Your Medical Bill: The ‘Covid’ Fee
A surprise charge that can take advantage of vulnerable people and possibly violate consumer protection laws. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 5, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff and Jessica Silver-Greenberg Tags: Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Protective Clothing and Gear Health Insurance and Managed Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Teeth and Dentistry Source Type: news

Dr. Philip Lee Is Dead at 96; Engineered Introduction of Medicare
As a top health official for Lyndon Johnson and a fighter for social justice, he used government money as a cudgel to compel hospitals to desegregate in the ’60s. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 3, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sam Roberts Tags: Lee, Philip Randolph Johnson, Lyndon Baines Deaths (Obituaries) Medicare Elderly Segregation and Desegregation Hospitals Doctors United States Politics and Government Health and Human Services Department University of California, San F Source Type: news

A Chance to Expand Medicaid Rallies Democrats in North Carolina
The legislature in this battleground state could flip to Democratic control, a prospect that is bringing out lower-income voters who stayed home in 2016. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 27, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Abby Goodnough Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Presidential Election of 2020 North Carolina States (US) Voting and Voters Politics and Government Elections, State Legislature Medicaid Source Type: news

A $52,112 Air Ambulance Ride: Coronavirus Patients Battle Surprise Bills
Congress was close to a solution before getting hit with millions of dollars of ads from private-equity firms. Then the pandemic struck. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 14, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Ambulances Air Methods Corp Law and Legislation Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Source Type: news

Can Trump Really Speed Approval of Covid Treatments?
Emergency-use authorizations, a formerly obscure corner of regulatory law, have become a centerpiece of the government ’s response to the pandemic. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 10, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Robert P. Baird Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Food and Drug Administration Hahn, Stephen M (1960- ) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Clinical Trials Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) your-feed-health your-feed-healthc Source Type: news

Even as the Economy Grew, More Children Lost Health Insurance
A new analysis shows that coverage levels fell for a third straight year. And that was before the pandemic struck. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 9, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz and Abby Goodnough Tags: State Children ' s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) Medicaid Children and Childhood Immigration and Emigration Health Insurance and Managed Care Hispanic-Americans Source Type: news

How Much Would Trump ’s Coronavirus Treatment Cost Most Americans?
Even for those with insurance, surprise bills for things not covered can add up fast. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 7, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Trump, Donald J Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) White House Coronavirus Outbreak (2020) Source Type: news

Pointers From Portugal on Addiction and the Drug War
Decriminalization involves trade-offs, but treating addiction as a disease yields a clear gain, research suggests. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 5, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Austin Frakt Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Portugal Law and Legislation Marijuana Opioids and Opiates Source Type: news

How Trump Voters View His Position on Pre-existing Conditions
He has pursued policies to weaken insurance protections, but that ’s not reflected in polling of Republicans. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 1, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Presidential Election of 2020 Health Insurance and Managed Care Polls and Public Opinion Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Debates (Political) Source Type: news

Trump Announces Plan to Ship 150 Million Rapid Coronavirus Tests
Governors of both parties welcomed the plan, but some health experts noted limitations of the kits made by Abbott Laboratories. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 29, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Katherine J. Wu Tags: Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States Politics and Government Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Shortages Abbott Laboratories Trump, Donald J Education (K-12) Source Type: news

Trump Promises Drug Discount Cards as an Expensive Pre-election Gift
The $200 cards for prescription drugs, intended for 33 million older Americans, are part of a $6.6 billion promise offered to a key constituency. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 25, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Trump, Donald J Health Insurance and Managed Care Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Federal Budget (US) Executive Orders and Memorandums Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Elderly Health and Human Servic Source Type: news

How Trump Hasn't Protected Those With Pre-Existing Conditions
The president ’s promises on health care stand in stark contrast with his legislative, regulatory and legal record. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 24, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Presidential Election of 2020 Trump, Donald J Health Insurance and Managed Care Executive Orders and Memorandums Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Source Type: news

Without Ginsburg, Supreme Court Could Rule Three Ways on Obamacare
Why the Affordable Care Act may still be safe. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 22, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Ginsburg, Ruth Bader Supreme Court (US) Law and Legislation Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Republicans Killed the Obamacare Mandate. New Data Shows It Didn ’t Really Matter.
Many experts now view the individual mandate as a policy that did little to increase health coverage — but did a lot to invite political backlash. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 18, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Economy Fines (Penalties) United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Coronavirus Vaccine: Moderna and Pfizer Reveal Secret Blueprints Trials
The companies hope to earn the trust of the public and of scientists who have clamored for details of the studies. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 18, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Denise Grady and Katie Thomas Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Clinical Trials Moderna Inc Source Type: news

Moderna Shares the Blueprint for Its Coronavirus Vaccine Trial
The company hopes to earn the trust of the public and of scientists who have clamored for details of its study. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 17, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Denise Grady and Katie Thomas Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Clinical Trials Moderna Inc Source Type: news

Even With 190,000 Dead, There ’s a Lot That Voters Don’t Know
People often engage in “projection,” assuming a preferred candidate shares their view, even on a key issue like masks during a pandemic. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 11, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Eric Guntermann, Gabriel Lenz and Alexander Agadjanian Tags: Masks Presidential Election of 2020 Polls and Public Opinion Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Biden, Joseph R Jr Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Why Coronavirus Tests Come With Surprise Bills
Congress sought to ensure that patients would not face costs connected to the virus. But rules are not always being followed. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 9, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Tests (Medical) Health Insurance and Managed Care Consumer Protection Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Source Type: news

A Word Not Uttered by Republican Officials at the Convention: Obamacare
A longtime refrain, promise and rallying cry is gone. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 29, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Republican National Convention Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Democratic National Convention Presidential Election of 2020 United States Politics and Government Health Insurance and Managed Care Republican Party Source Type: news

Trump Keeps Promoting a Drug Order That No One Has Seen
The president ’s campaign has made his efforts to lower prescription drug prices a centerpiece of his re-election pitch, but the executive order remains unseen. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 24, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Trump, Donald J Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Executive Orders and Memorandums United States Politics and Government Presidential Election of 2020 Political Advertising International Trade and World Market Source Type: news

The Fine Line Between Choice and Confusion in Health Care
Part of the U.S. debate over health care is really a debate over the definition of freedom. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 24, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Austin Frakt Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Medicaid Source Type: news

Why I ’m Obsessed With Patients’ Medical Bills
To report on the true cost of health care, it ’s critical to see what a hospital charges patients. But since hospitals keep those prices a secret, I turn to the next best source: you. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 13, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Hospitals American Hospital Assn Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

How Progressives Flipped the Script on Medicaid Expansion
Missouri is the latest state where ballot initiatives took the issue directly to voters, bypassing Republican leaders. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 10, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Referendums Missouri Medicaid Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) States (US) Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Missouri Expands Medicaid, Using Progressives ’ New Tactic: Ballot Initiatives
It ’s the latest state where a nonprofit has helped put the issue before voters, bypassing Republican officials. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 5, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Referendums Missouri Medicaid Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) States (US) Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

How Ballot Initiatives Changed the Game on Medicaid Expansion
Missouri is the latest state where a nonprofit has helped put the issue before voters, bypassing Republican officials. And the vote is today. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 4, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Referendums Missouri Medicaid Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) States (US) Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

When Covid Subsided, Israel Reopened Its Schools. It Didn ’t Go Well.
As countries consider back-to-school strategies for the fall, a coronavirus outbreak at a Jerusalem high school offers a cautionary tale. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 4, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Isabel Kershner and Pam Belluck Tags: Shutdowns (Institutional) Quarantines E-Learning Education (K-12) Contact Tracing (Public Health) Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus Reopenings Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Politics and Government Teachers and School Employees Source Type: news

Nadine Taub, Early Leader in Women ’s Rights Law, Dies at 77
Along with other feminist lawyers like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ms. Taub made legal history in cases that argued that the Constitution protected women ’s rights. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 25, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Penelope Green Tags: Discrimination Women and Girls ' s Rights Suits and Litigation (Civil) Law Schools Abortion Newark (NJ) Deaths (Obituaries) Taub, Nadine Source Type: news

The U.S. Commits to Buying Millions of Vaccine Doses. Why That ’s Unusual.
Besides the fact that there ’s no coronavirus vaccine yet, the government usually lets the private sector handle it. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 23, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Pfizer Inc Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Government Contracts and Procurement Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) United States Source Type: news

Why It's Unusual That The U.S. Committed to Buying Millions of Coronavirus Vaccine Doses
Besides the fact that there ’s no coronavirus vaccine yet, the government usually lets the private sector handle it. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 22, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Pfizer Inc Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Government Contracts and Procurement Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Trump ’s Briefings, ‘The Apprentice’ and the Perils of the Second Season
President Trump seems to think there ’s no such thing as too much of him on TV. He’s been wrong about that before. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 21, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: James Poniewozik Tags: Television Trump, Donald J Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Presidential Election of 2020 United States Politics and Government The Apprentice (TV Program) Quarantine (Life and Culture) Source Type: news

Millions Have Lost Health Insurance in Pandemic-Driven Recession
A new study estimates that more than five million American workers lost their insurance this spring, a number higher than those in any full year of insurance losses. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 14, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Medicaid United States Politics and Government Trump, Donald J Recession and Depression Labor and Jobs States (US) Presidential E Source Type: news

How You Get Your Berries: Migrant Workers Who Fear Virus, but Toil On
Many laborers in New Jersey follow the ripening of crops up the East Coast. Each influx of new workers brings the risk of a fresh outbreak. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 5, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Tully Tags: Agriculture and Farming Migrant Labor (Agriculture) Shortages States (US) Fruit Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Blueberries Food Agriculture Department New Jersey Workplace Hazards and Violations Source Type: news

Republican Leaders Want to End Obamacare. Their Voters Are Expanding It.
Oklahoma is the latest state where voters, in choosing to expand Medicaid, have delivered a rebuke to their elected officials. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 2, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Oklahoma Health Insurance and Managed Care States (US) United States Politics and Government Referendums Medicaid Source Type: news

Hospitals Sued to Keep Prices Secret. They Lost.
The decision was a victory for the Trump administration, which sees pressure from patients as a way to control health costs. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 24, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) American Hospital Assn Trump, Donald J Azar, Alex M II Hospitals Source Type: news

Nick Kotz, Crusading Journalist and Author, Dies at 87
He won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing unsafe conditions in meatpacking plants. He also wrote about hunger in America and the politics of the B-1 bomber. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 16, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sam Roberts Tags: Kotz, Nick Deaths (Obituaries) News and News Media Newspapers Writing and Writers Meat Packers and Butchers Des Moines Register Source Type: news

Why 1.4 Million Health Jobs Have Been Lost During a Huge Health Crisis
The industry used to be recession-proof. Not anymore. The postponement of elective procedures has crushed the bottom line. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 8, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Economic Conditions and Trends Medicine and Health Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Labor and Jobs Recession and Depression Layoffs and Job Reductions Telemedicine Hospitals Source Type: news

Moderna Gets OK to Start Larger Trial for a Coronavirus Vaccine
The company announced that the Food and Drug Administration had cleared its application to proceed to a clinical trial involving about 600 people. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 8, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Knvul Sheikh Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Clinical Trials Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Food and Drug Administration Moderna Inc Biotechnology and Bioengineering Source Type: news

William Haddad, Crusader for Generic Drugs, Dies at 91
As head of an industry group, he fought Big Pharma to make treatments for AIDS and other diseases more affordable. And that was just one hat he wore. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 5, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sam Roberts Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Deaths (Obituaries) Politics and Government Generic Pharmaceutical Assn Peace Corps Haddad, William F Source Type: news

How Small Physician Practices are Struggling to Survive During Coronavirus Pandemic
As visits plummet because of the coronavirus, small physician practices are struggling to survive. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 5, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Telemedicine Doctors Small Business Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare United States Politics and Government Elections, House of Representatives your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Find a Vaccine. Next: Produce 300 Million Vials of It.
Scaling up the manufacturing of syringes and other medical products required to deliver a vaccine to millions of Americans will be just as important as the vaccine itself. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 1, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Knvul Sheikh Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Medical Devices Hypodermic Needles and Syringes Medicine and Health Factories and Manufacturing Shortages Epidemics Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority Federal Emerg Source Type: news

Abortion by Telemedicine: A Growing Option as Access to Clinics Wanes
The coronavirus has created a surge in demand for telemedicine of all types — including for a quietly expanding program for terminating pregnancies. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 28, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: Telemedicine Abortion Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Mifeprex (RU-486) TelAbortion Project Source Type: news

F.D.A. Warns of Heart Problems From Malaria Drugs Used for Coronavirus
The drugs, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, have been repeatedly promoted by President Trump. But they should be used only in clinical trials or hospitals, the agency said. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 25, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Hydroxychloroquine (Drug) Food and Drug Administration National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Azithromycin (Drug) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Trump, Donald J Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority Nature Medicine ( Source Type: news

Trump Calls This Drug a ‘Game Changer.’ Doctors Aren’t So Sure.
The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine has become a political litmus test. But doctors on the front lines of coronavirus say it ’s just another tool in desperate times. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 18, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Katie Thomas Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Hydroxychloroquine (Drug) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Clinical Trials Trump, Donald J Lenox Hill Hospital your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Damage From OxyContin Continues to Be Revealed
Research shows Purdue Pharma focused its marketing in states with lighter prescription regulation, with deadly consequences. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 13, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Austin Frakt Tags: OxyContin (Drug) Opioids and Opiates Drug Abuse and Traffic Purdue Pharma Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine and Coronavirus: Fact-Check on the Malaria Drug Trump Keeps Pushing
Here are the facts on hydroxychloroquine, which the president has promoted despite little evidence that it works against the coronavirus. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 9, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Denise Grady, Katie Thomas and Patrick J. Lyons Tags: Hydroxychloroquine (Drug) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Stockpiling Autoimmune Diseases Research Malaria Clinical Trials your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news