December 21, 2018
The House on Thursday passed several bills that would affect health care, including one that would delay certain taxes established under the Affordable Care Act and one that would reform how FDA regulates over-the-counter medications, but it is unclear whether the bills will advance in the Senate before the chamber adjourns for the year.
December 20, 2018
Veterans Affairs (VA) four years ago launched the VA Choice Program to expand veterans' access to private health care providers and cut down appointment wait times, but VA claims data show veterans continue to experience long wait times, a ProPublica/PolitiFact investigation finds.
December 17, 2018
NIH last week announced plans to launch a new $20 million research initiative to identify alternatives to using fetal tissue to study disease—an announcement that came just days after Science reported that the Trump administration had banned NIH-employed scientists from acquiring new human fetal tissue for research.
December 13, 2018
Hawaii is the healthiest U.S. state, according to the United Health Foundation's latest rankings, which considers 38 measures related to clinical care, policies, health outcomes, and more.
December 12, 2018
The House yesterday passed several health care bills, including one that seeks to penalize drugmakers that overcharge Medicaid.
Color Genomics, a genetic test company, earlier this year said it will sell genetic tests to determine which antidepressants are most effective for specific patients—but experts are not sold on the science behind the test.
December 10, 2018
Nonprofit hospitals will continue to see expenses outpace revenue in 2019 because of a number of factors, including weak inpatient admissions and increases in bad debt, according to a new report from Moody's Investors Service.
December 7, 2018
CMS actuaries say U.S. health care spending increased by 3.9% to $3.5 trillion in 2017, down from a growth rate of 4.3% in 2016.
December 6, 2018
Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the incoming leaders of the Senate Finance Committee, released a draft bill that would provide HHS with the authority to penalize drugmakers participating in the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program for misclassifying their products.
November 30, 2018
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
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