Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Zombie Repeal-And-Replace Bill Rises Again

Posted on Sep 20, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss Senate Republicans’ last-ditch effort to upend the Affordable Care Act ahead of a Sept. 30 deadline.

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Viewpoints: Returning To Work After A Psychotic Break; The Fiscal Responsibility Of Legalizing Weed

Posted on Sep 20, 2017

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

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Policy Points: Looking For Innovation In Medicare And Medicaid; Health Care In Japan

Posted on Sep 20, 2017

Editorial pages feature an announcement by the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Trump administration plans, one suggestion for covering more Americans and a look at how Japan handles health care.

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Thoughts On Graham-Cassidy: ‘Bad Idea’; ‘Shoddiest’ Repeal Idea Yet; ‘Ideological Crusade’

Posted on Sep 20, 2017

Opinion writers offer dim views of the current measure being advanced by Senate Republicans to undo the Affordable Care Act.

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Perspectives: Drugmakers Love To Hide Behind R&D Costs. Are They Justified?

Posted on Sep 20, 2017

Read recent commentaries about drug-cost issues.

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This Caustic Crusader With A Knack For Making Enemies Has Especially Harsh Words For Pharma

Posted on Sep 20, 2017

News outlets report on stories related to pharmaceutical pricing.

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State Highlights: States, Localities Face High Costs For Retiree Health Benefits; Hepatitis A Outbreak Declared In Los Angeles

Posted on Sep 20, 2017

Media outlets report on news from Illinois, California, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut, Arizona, Ohio, Kansas, Florida, Minnesota, Colorado and Texas.

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Health Warnings On Soda Ads Suppresses Free Speech, Judges Rules

Posted on Sep 20, 2017

A San Francisco ordinance would have required a warning on sodas and sugary beverages, but Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Sandra Ikuta writes in the ruling that the label is "not purely factual" and "unduly burdens and chills protected commercial speech."

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Critics Worried $200M Donation To Calif. University Lends Credence To Trend Of Unproven Therapies

Posted on Sep 20, 2017

Philanthropists Susan and Henry Samueli just donated a huge sum to UC Irvine, and some are concerned it will lead the institution to focus on alternative therapies that have no basis in science at a time when they're gaining in popularity. In other public health news: domestic violence, lupus, smoking, and strange health events in Cuba.

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Following 9 Deaths At Florida Nursing Home, Task Force Formed To Push For Reforms

Posted on Sep 20, 2017

"We now have a chance to fix what went wrong and ensure something like this never happens again,” said one state lawmaker.

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