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The latest spike in the US uninsured rate, charted

January 24, 2019


A Gallup National Health and Well-Being Index poll released Wednesday showed the share of U.S. adults without health insurance rose by 1.5 percentage points in 2018, reaching the highest level since the Affordable Care Act's coverage expansions took effect in 2014.

Shutdown, Day 34: Health groups says shutdown is threatening public safety, innovation

January 24, 2019


More than 40 patient and health industry groups are calling on federal policymakers to end the ongoing partial government shutdown, saying it is forcing FDA to choose between ensuring "the health and safety of Americans today" and the "prospect of new life-saving therapies for patients."

Where the Democratic presidential candidates stand on health care

January 23, 2019


Over the past few weeks, several candidates have announced they are seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2020—and they all have indicated health care will be one of their major priorities. American Health Line explores where each of the Democratic presidential hopefuls stand on health care.

CMS approves Medicaid work requirements in Arizona—with an exemption for some Native Americans

January 22, 2019


CMS has approved Arizona's waiver request to impose work requirements on some of the state's Medicaid beneficiaries, with a first-of-its kind exemption for beneficiaries who are members of federally recognized tribes.

Weekly Line: Still confused about the government shutdown? Here's everything you need to know.

January 18, 2019


FDA and many other federal agencies have now been without funding for 28 days—seven days more than during the previous record-breaking government shutdown, which spanned 21 days in between 1995 and 1996.

CMS just proposed changes for 2020 exchange plans. Here's what you need to know.

January 18, 2019


CMS on Thursday released proposed changes for Affordable Care Act exchange plans that the agency said are intended to lower premiums and reduce regulatory burdens, but some observers said the proposed changes could increase costs for exchange enrollees.

Shutdown, Day 28: Health groups urge Congress, Trump to end shutdown

January 18, 2019


Hundreds of health care groups on Thursday sent letters to President Trump and Congress, warning that a "prolonged" government shutdown could have "long-lasting health consequences."

Advocacy groups are challenging Kentucky's Medicaid work requirements (again)

January 17, 2019


Three advocacy groups on Monday filed a class-action lawsuit seeking to block Kentucky from imposing work requirements on the state's Medicaid beneficiaries, after CMS again approved the state's request to implement such requirements.

Here's where Trump's nominee for attorney general stands on health care issues

January 16, 2019


William Barr, President Trump's nominee for U.S. attorney general, during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday discussed his positions on a number of health care issues, including the Affordable Care Act, illicit drugs, and more.

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