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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Kaiser Health News 10:38 am November 10, 2016
Despite GOP calls to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, policy analysts say that less of the original law might disappear under President-elect Donald Trump than many people think at this point.
By Kaiser Health News 02:16 pm November 04, 2016
A relatively new fungus called Candida auris preys on the sickest patients and can spread in hospitals.
By Kaiser Health News 10:39 am October 31, 2016
FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health director Jeffery Shuren, MD, said the violations pointed to a larger problem among hospitals nationwide in reporting patient harm tied to medical devices.
By Kaiser Health News 10:31 am October 31, 2016
Premium assistance programs are under fire. Insurers countered that it is not fair for hospitals and advocacy groups financed by providers to steer people who could be covered by Medicare or Medicaid into marketplace plans with higher reimbursement rates.
By Kaiser Health News 11:04 am October 21, 2016
The discovery could potentially contribute to drugs that prevent birth defects in some babies born to women who contracted the virus while pregnant.