America is determining the shape of health care affordability into the future.
Congress gave final approval to the Inflation Reduction Act, which will lower the cost of prescription drugs, extend health care subsidies and invest billions into climate and energy programs.
The passage of the bill, which appeared dead just weeks ago, would cap a Democratic effort to deliver on major components of President Biden’s agenda.
Now that Joe Manchin has saved the Democratic agenda, how should liberals think about him?
Starting in 2025, Medicare recipients with prescription drug coverage will not have to pay more than $2,000 annually for medications, a significant savings for some.
Climate has received most of the attention. But the Senate bill brings big changes to health care, too.
The climate change and prescription drug law has revived a set of party goals that were widely thought to be dead.
Mr. Barnes, Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor, consolidated his party’s support in his bid to take on Ron Johnson, one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the Senate.
The Senate majority leader managed to resurrect and pass a signature climate change and health care deal with help from Republican missteps.
The vote was a major victory for President Biden and Democrats, who are battling to maintain their slim House and Senate majorities in November’s midterm congressional elections.
The cap for private insurers was widely viewed as a violation of the strict budgetary rules that govern the reconciliation process Democrats are using to fast-track the package.
Empowering Medicare to negotiate prices directly with drug makers has been a Democratic goal for 30 years, one the pharmaceutical industry has fought ferociously.
No, Biden’s climate-change bill won’t tax the middle class.
The order is short on specifics, directing federal officials to consider how to help those traveling out of state for abortions.
Republicans who had blocked the bill, which would extend benefits to an estimated 3.5 million veterans, allowed it to pass after trying unsuccessfully to limit funding for the treatments.
Across the country, thousands of hospitals have largely ignored price transparency laws.
The National Health Service is closing England’s sole youth gender clinic, which had been criticized for long wait times and inadequate services.
They tend to have the weakest social services and the worst results in several categories of health and well-being.
The West Virginia Democrat, a holdout on his party’s domestic agenda, said the package would reduce inflation, a concern he had cited in rejecting it just weeks ago.
The West Virginia Democrat’s decision dealt a crushing blow to President Biden’s domestic agenda, effectively ruling out action on anything beyond prescription drug pricing and health care subsidies.
In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling, abortion benefits will depend even more on where a woman lives and who provides her insurance.
Cost-sharing is not working as intended.
Even before the wave of abortion bans, medical treatment and advice for pregnancy has largely focused on fetal safety over the mother’s.
After the Dobbs v. Jackson decision, many women are discovering that their employer can shape major decisions in their lives even more than it did a week ago.
Individuals can often use health insurance or flexible spending accounts to pay for abortions or deduct the cost on tax returns. Congress might weigh in.
There’s no ducking this fight.
Dozens of companies have committed to helping their employees get access to reproductive care.
Some have offered to cover travel and other expenses for employees, and are working to ease worker fears about safety and confidentiality.
With federal housing money in short supply, state and local authorities are looking to health dollars to help tackle homelessness.
Congress may have a limited window to pass legislation that could curb skyrocketing drug prices.
Many insurance companies refuse to cover new weight loss drugs that their doctors deem medically necessary.
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Lisa French had never agreed to pay the full price when she signed service agreements with a hospital.
Low-income Americans on Medicare can get assistance paying their premiums and other expenses. Several states have allowed more people to qualify.
Researchers analyzed the largest database of private insurance claims in the United States in the first four months after a diagnostic code for long Covid was created.
The operators and owners of businesses that have expanded or opened new locations in the summer resort towns talked about why they made the move.
Why health care needs labor peace agreements.
Hospitalizations from Covid-19 are receding, but safety-net providers are facing tremendous unmet needs from poor and uninsured patients who delayed seeking care during the pandemic.
Investigators urged increased oversight of the program, saying that insurers deny tens of thousands of authorization requests annually.
Once again, a dysfunctional health care system has hindered our pandemic response.
In her memoir, “Healing,” Theresa Brown recalls what she learned from her own treatment for breast cancer.
As we contend with the racial reckoning in this country, we must acknowledge the role that race plays in sexual and reproductive health outcomes.
New York’s agreement on a $220 billion state budget includes a raft of nonfiscal measures, including a three-year window to resume the legal sale of to-go drinks.
Officials cited data showing the new Alzheimer’s drug has serious safety risks and may not help patients.
Officials have vowed to keep tests at city-run sites free, but delays in Congress are leading a number of other providers to begin charging.
The Alzheimer’s Association has pushed relentlessly to get broad access to Aduhelm, despite safety risks and uncertain evidence that it helps patients.
The visit to the White House by former President Barack Obama, one of the Democratic Party’s most popular figures, comes at a time when President Biden could use a boost.
Millions of Americans may lose their Medicaid coverage.
Officials say demand has slowed as coronavirus cases have fallen. But some experts question the scaling back of services, especially vaccination campaigns.
After transitioning in private, they are preparing to return to the workplace at a time when gender identity itself is a politically divisive issue.
On the campaign trail for Georgia governor, she is talking more about Medicaid expansion than voting rights, betting that a hyperlocal strategy and the state’s leftward tilt can lift her to victory.