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April 4, 2019
By Jane M. Orient, M.D.
If the government is the ultimate authority on your “health care,” remember that its tools for checking whether a child has a life-threatening disease such as meningitis include battering rams and assault rifles.
February 25, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Congressional Democrats and one Republican are proposing a package of bills they say will lower drug prices, including a measure giving Medicare more power to set drug prices.
February 25, 2019
By Nicole Staley
Maine’s newly elected chief executive, Gov. Janet Mills, has instructed the state’s Department of Health and Human Services to move forward with Medicaid expansion.
February 25, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
For most of the past decade, Medicaid has been overwhelming Virginia’s budget to the point where the state is now expecting a $462.5 million shortfall over the next two years and lawmakers are torn over how to make up the difference.
February 25, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Virginia lawmakers passed a set of bills that would open the door for greater use of telemedicine.
February 24, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
During his first weeks on the job, California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, restated his intent to turn his state into a single-payer health care system, provide “state-based support” for illegal immigrants ages 19 to 26, expand insurance subsidies and re
February 24, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Virginia lawmakers passed a set of bills that would open the door for greater use of telemedicine.
February 22, 2019
By Brandon Best
Oregon is considering taking the idea of “nanny state” to a new level with a program that would send government-sanctioned health care workers to the homes of new parents to make sure newborns are getting proper care and screening.
January 28, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Drug maker Sandoz announced it will debut a generic EpiPen model that provides a more affordable option for the rising number of allergy patients in the United States.
January 28, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute, which publishes Health Care News, has released a Policy Brief for state legislators on the myriad benefits of dental therapy.