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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.

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. 
Trump Obamacare ACA repeal

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

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. 
CDC superbug death
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.
FDA death medical devices
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.
Obamacare premiums hospitals insurers
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.

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