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The days of Americans paying far more for prescription drugs are ending, said President Biden.
Some hospitals are still falling short of a law that went into effect in 2021 requiring them to publicly post their prices.
Patients are tired of shocking medical bills they didn’t expect and can’t afford.
Considerable evidence shows that diversity in medicine improves care, and some argue that it “literally saves lives.”
Short-term insurance plans often offer very limited coverage and do not follow ACA rules. People mistake the low premiums for a good deal.
Cohen, an internal medicine physician, will lead the nation’s public health agency.
Countless Americans are unjustly being forced to pay out-of-pocket or, faced with that prospect, forgoing needed medical help.
When clinics that provide abortions close, other services also shut down including cancer screening, contraception and STI and HIV services.
Employers understand the need to take time off to care for a baby, but there’s less understanding about time to care for anyone else.
Changes will affect nursing home and hospital staffing, delivery of addiction treatment and COVID data reporting.
Insurers now commonly require prior authorization for many mundane medical encounters, including basic imaging and prescription refills.
People who are injured or sick are asked, in a moment of stress, to prudently decide which medical setting is the best place to seek help.
Though the practice is not entirely new, patient advocates fear it could lead to additional fees.
Patient satisfaction surveys fail to ask whether the patients experienced discrimination or received culturally competent care.
A federal lawsuit heard last month could upend or even eliminate the preventive care requirement in the law, known as Obamacare or the ACA.
Unlike previous surges, large portions of patients with COVID are coming to the hospital for other reasons.
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