Kaiser Health News

Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

Tom Price
By Kaiser Health News 02:39 pm March 30, 2017
Senators request “greater clarity” from AG Jeff Sessions about why Manhattan’s former U.S. attorney, Preet Bharara, was fired and whether any investigation of Price was a factor.
By Kaiser Health News 09:21 am March 24, 2017
Dumping essential health benefits from the proposed legislation could enable insurance companies to make their offerings much skimpier and put consumers at finanical risk, experts say. 
Trump NIH cuts
By Kaiser Health News 10:39 am March 20, 2017
The plan would cut $5.8 billion from the National Institutes of Health and research institutions are saying the move could be potentially devastating to their work.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said the new GOP proposal would "drive down costs, encourage competition, and give every American access to quality, affordable health insurance."

By Kaiser Health News 07:01 am March 07, 2017
The proposed legislation would also keep two key provisions: Adult children can stay on their parents' insurance plan until age 26 and insurers cannot charge people with preexisting medical conditions more for coverage.
ACA repeal hurt hospitals
By Kaiser Health News 08:41 am March 02, 2017
The American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals have already warned of "an unprecedented public health crisis" if Congress and Trump hastily repeal the Affordable Care Act.
ACA replacement pay taxes

Paul Ryan said the reason for repealing Obamacare is to relieve Americans, not make things worse. Credit: Gage Skidmore via Flickr.

By Kaiser Health News 06:49 am December 27, 2016
Party leaders have sworn to overturn the Affordable Care Act without causing harm to Americans that have benefits. The problem? Paying for a replacement to the health reform law if ACA taxes go away. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention microbiologist Kitty Anderson holds up a 96-well plate used for testing the ability of bacteria to growth in the presence of antibiotics. Photo courtesy of CDC

By Kaiser Health News 09:43 am December 16, 2016
U.S. regulators recently approved two new colonoscopes designed to be used just once and thrown away, but some doctors remain skeptical the new scopes will give them detailed enough images.
21st Century Cures Act
By Kaiser Health News 02:59 pm November 28, 2016
The latest version of the bill would increase funding for the NIH, including for enhanced brain, cancer and precision medicine research. And it would allocate an additional $1 billion to address the opioid crisis. 
retail clinics ER visits
By Kaiser Health News 10:07 am November 18, 2016
Even though insurers and employers have tried to nudge consumers toward using retail health clinics for minor incidents, new research found a very slight decrease in ED visits, but only among privately insured patients.  
Frankenflies Zika
By Kaiser Health News 11:57 am November 11, 2016
Citizens in Key Haven, where the trial would take place, voted against it. The county Key Haven is in, however, came down in favor of testing genetically modified mosquitoes. 

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