Health Care
  • Pulling Back Curtain on Hospital Prices Adds New Wrinkle in Cost Control

    By Elisabeth Rosenthal, Kaiser Health News

    As President Donald Trump was fighting with Congress over the shutdown and funding for a border wall, his administration implemented a new rule that could be a game changer for health care. Starting...

  • More over-the-counter sleep aids are bought than any other OTC drug, and 25 percent of us take a sleep med every year. Popular brands include Nytol, Benadryl, Sominex, Tylenol PM, Advil PM and Nyquil. In 2010 alone, more than 1 in 20 adults took prescribe

    Cancer Drug Prices Are Out of Line: WHO

    By Michael Rainey

    The World Health Organization says that cancer drug prices have little or no connection to the cost of developing and manufacturing the treatments. "The costs of R&D and production may bear...

  • Rady Children's Hospital unveils remote control cars that will transport young patients to the operating room in San Diego

    7 Million More Uninsured Under Trump

    By Michael Rainey

    The number of Americans lacking health insurance has increased by 7 million since Donald Trump became president, according to data released by Gallup Wednesday. The uninsured rate – the percentage of...

  • Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during an event to introduce the "Medicare for All Act of 2017\

    Will Democrats Settle for ‘Medicare for More’?

    By Michael Rainey

    A new wave of progressive Democrats may be pushing hard for universal healthcare under the banner of “Medicare for All,” but the party itself is leaning toward something more like “Medicare for More...

  • Secretive ‘Rebate Trap’ Keeps Generic Drugs for Diabetes and Other Ills Out of Reach

    By Jay Hancock and Sydney Lupkin, Kaiser Health News

    Lisa Crook was lucky. She saved $800 last year after her insurance company started covering a new, less expensive insulin called Basaglar that was virtually identical to the brand she had used for...