Physicians who tend to the nation's gunshot victims pushed back against an NRA tweet telling them to "stay in their lane" after the American College of Physicians updated its positions on reducing gun injuries and deaths.
Repeal-and-replace is dead, buried, gone. Medicaid expansion passed everywhere it was on the ballot. The Affordable Care Act, with its core premise that health insurance is the right of every citizen, lives.
Once the heat of the campaign dissipates, a majority in both parties will remain susceptible to their main argument that high prices are necessary to promote innovation.
The caravan of Central American migrants making its way north may well determine the future of healthcare in America.
The healthcare industry, which has embraced a sea change in recent years at the behest of consumers, should now embrace the idea that price transparency is here to stay.
Grassroots activism is behind both good and bad trends in policy. Consumer coalitions are behind Medicaid expansion ballot measures in several states, while other coalitions are pinpointing dialysis policy and staffing ratios.
The prospect of another huge healthcare merger—this time involving two of Texas' more prestigious hospital systems—is the surest signal yet that even the industry's strongest players are having a difficult time navigating the rapidly shifting healthcare landscape.
Consumers blame insurers and hospitals for surprise bills. Lawmakers and regulators appear ready to address the problem since the industry hasn't.
New research found those who gained coverage through Michigan's Medicaid expansion faced fewer debt problems, fewer evictions and bankruptcies, and saw their credit scores rise just years after enrolling for coverage.
If the GOP maintains control of the entire government, the nation's health insurance marketplace would look a lot like the one that existed before passage of the Affordable Care Act.
New analyses of the major payment reforms begun during the Obama years suggest they do in fact lower healthcare spending. While the savings are small, they provide a strong argument for HHS Secretary Alex Azar to step up the pace of value-based reimbursement reform.
By insisting on even stricter work requirements for SNAP benefits, House Republicans are standing in the way of a basic public health program.