National Nurses United today urged Senate members to reject S. 2372, the VA Mission Act which they called a major step towards the privatization of veterans ...Read More »
Why Do People Hate Obamacare?
The Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” has roiled America since the day it was signed into law in 2010. From the start, the public was ...Read More »
In interviews, Trump sounds like he does not understand health care
By Julie Rovner Lost in all the coverage of the firing of FBI Director James Comey last week were a pair of in-depth interviews President ...Read More »
Congress may make it hard for doctors to practice in small towns
By Michael Ollove, Stateline In nearly two years as a medical resident in Meridian, Mississippi, Dr. John Thames has treated car-wreck victims, people with chest pains ...Read More »
Bonus Tucked Into GOP Tax Bill For Those Aiming To Deduct Medical Expenses
Patients scored a victory in the tough negotiations over the Republicans’ overhaul of the tax code. The deduction that allows people with very high medical ...Read More »
Doctors hail reintroduction of Medicare-for-all bill
A national physicians group today hailed the reintroduction of a federal bill that would upgrade the Medicare program and swiftly expand it to cover the ...Read More »
Why Won’t Congress Allow Research of Gun Violence?
Mass shootings have prompted agony, anger and angst in the United States, causing citizens to ask why these events continue to happen and what can ...Read More »
Congress Proposes Equal Coverage For Pills And IV Cancer Treatment
A bipartisan group of House and Senate legislators introduced bills last week that would require health plans to cover the growing number of oral chemotherapy pills as ...Read More »
Congress Finally Agrees To Give Doctors a Pay Raise
Medicare’s troubled physician payment formula will soon be history. As expected, the Senate Tuesday night easily passed legislation to scrap the formula, accepting a bipartisan ...Read More »
Is Congress Ready To Fix Medicare Pay For Doctors?
By Mary Agnes Carey With a deadline fast approaching, bipartisan negotiations are heating up in the House to find a permanent replacement for Medicare’s physician payment formula. But the tentative ...Read More »