Biden Administration Finalizes Rule Curbing Use of Short-Term Health Plans
The new regulation reverses a Trump-era policy that expanded access to health plans with fewer benefits than those sold on the Affordable Care Act ’s marketplaces. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 28, 2024 Category: American Health Authors: Noah Weiland Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Biden, Joseph R Jr Health Insurance and Managed Care Trump, Donald J Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Consumer Protection United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Frank Popoff, Who Sought to Lead a Friendlier Dow Chemical, Dies at 88
As chief executive, he pushed a company known for Agent Orange, napalm and chlorine to undo its confrontational reputation and promote environmental sustainability. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 5, 2024 Category: American Health Authors: Richard Sandomir Tags: Popoff, Frank (1935-2024) Factories and Manufacturing Dow Chemical Company Deaths (Obituaries) Environmental Protection Agency Chemicals Hazardous and Toxic Substances Chemistry Agent Orange (Defoliant) Michigan Source Type: news

Senate Republican Blocks Bill to Protect I.V.F. Treatment
Republicans, many of whom have said they support access to the treatment, have argued that it should be left to states to ensure its legality after an Alabama court ruled that frozen embryos were children. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 28, 2024 Category: American Health Authors: Kayla Guo Tags: United States Politics and Government Abortion Embryos (Human) In Vitro Fertilization Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision) House of Representatives Republican Party Senate Democratic Party Duckworth, L Tammy Alabama Source Type: news

Republican Opposition to Birth Control Bill Could Alienate Voters, Poll Finds
A survey conducted by Americans for Contraception shows the overwhelming popularity of birth control, and suggests voters are primed to punish Republicans for opposing a measure to protect access to it. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 26, 2024 Category: American Health Authors: Annie Karni Tags: United States Politics and Government Birth Control and Family Planning Polls and Public Opinion Abortion In Vitro Fertilization House of Representatives Republican Party Johnson, Mike (1972- ) Miller-Meeks, Mariannette Source Type: news

J & J, Merck and Bristol Myers Squibb CEOs Defend Drug Prices at Senate Hearing
The top executives of three major companies appeared before a Senate panel led by Mr. Sanders, who has made lowering drug costs a signature issue. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 8, 2024 Category: American Health Authors: Noah Weiland and Rebecca Robbins Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Sanders, Bernard Johnson & Merck Company Inc Bristol Myers Squibb Company Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

J & J, Merck and Bristol Myers Squibb CEOs Testify at Senate Hearing on Drug Prices
The top executives of three major companies appeared on Thursday before a Senate panel led by Mr. Sanders, who has made lowering drug costs a signature issue. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 8, 2024 Category: American Health Authors: Noah Weiland and Rebecca Robbins Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Sanders, Bernard Johnson & Merck Company Inc Bristol Myers Squibb Company Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Rhoda Karpatkin, 93, Who Led Consumer Reports for Decades, Dies
The first woman to be named executive director of Consumers Union, the publisher of Consumer Reports, she expanded its readership and its influence in Washington. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 1, 2024 Category: American Health Authors: Sam Roberts Tags: Karpatkin, Rhoda H Magazines Women and Girls Deaths (Obituaries) Consumer Protection Advertising and Marketing Consumer Reports Consumers Union internal-open-access-from-nl Source Type: news

Obamacare Sign-Ups Hit 21 Million for 2024. Will the Surge in Enrollment Last?
A record 21 million people signed up for marketplace plans for 2024, drawn in part by more generous federal subsidies. But the expanded subsidies are set to expire after next year. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 25, 2024 Category: American Health Authors: Noah Weiland Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Health and Human Services Department Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 American Rescue Plan (2021) Biden, Joseph R Jr Trump, Donald J Law and Legislation Uni Source Type: news

It ’s Boom Times for Obamacare. Will They Last?
A record 21 million people signed up for marketplace plans for 2024, drawn in part by more generous federal subsidies. But the expanded subsidies are set to expire after next year. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 25, 2024 Category: American Health Authors: Noah Weiland Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Health and Human Services Department Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 American Rescue Plan (2021) Biden, Joseph R Jr Trump, Donald J Law and Legislation Uni Source Type: news

Nancy E. Adler, Who Linked Wealth to Health, Dies at 77
She documented the powerful role that education, income and self-perceived social status play in a person ’s health and longevity. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 18, 2024 Category: American Health Authors: Katie Hafner Tags: Adler, Nancy E (1946-2024) Colleges and Universities Psychology and Psychologists Medicine and Health Income Health Psychology (Journal) MacArthur, John D and Catherine T, Foundation University of California, San Francisco Deaths (Obituari Source Type: news

More Than 20 Million People Have Signed Up for Obamacare Plans, Blowing by Record
The Biden administration said that a record number of Americans had signed up for coverage in 2024 through the Affordable Care Act ’s marketplaces, a sign of the law’s durability. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 10, 2024 Category: American Health Authors: Noah Weiland Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicaid Federal Aid (US) United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Fact-Checking Trump and Others ’ Sparring Over Social Security and Medicare
The top presidential candidates are vowing to protect the entitlement programs for current seniors, though some have floated changes for younger generations. But they ’ve muddied each other’s current positions. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 6, 2024 Category: American Health Authors: Angelo Fichera Tags: Presidential Election of 2024 Social Security (US) Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Republican Party Biden, Joseph R Jr DeSantis, Ron Haley, Nikki R Trump, Donald J United States Pol Source Type: news

Serious Medical Errors Rose After Private Equity Firms Bought Hospitals
A new study shows an increase in the rate of inpatient complications, including infections and falls, though patients were no more likely to die. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 26, 2023 Category: American Health Authors: Reed Abelson and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Hospitals Private Equity Accidents and Safety Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Layoffs and Job Reductions Source Type: news

Inside the Supreme Court ’s Dismantling of Roe
This is the inside story of how the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to abortion — shooting down compromise and testing the boundaries of how the law is decided. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 15, 2023 Category: American Health Authors: Jodi Kantor and Adam Liptak Tags: Abortion Conservatism (US Politics) Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision) Pregnancy and Childbirth Liberalism (US Politics) Birth Control and Family Planning Jackson Women ' s Health Organization Center for Reproductive Rights Alito, Sam Source Type: news

5 Takeaways From Inside the Overturning of Roe v. Wade
A Times investigation reveals the behind-the-scenes story of how the Supreme Court abolished the constitutional right to abortion. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 15, 2023 Category: American Health Authors: Jodi Kantor and Adam Liptak Tags: Supreme Court (US) Dobbs v Jackson Women ' s Health Organization (Supreme Court Decision) Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision) Decisions and Verdicts Abortion Law and Legislation Source Type: news