988-Hotline Counselors Air Concerns: More Training Needed to Juggle a Mix of Calls

Jan 29, 2024 at 02:24 am by Staff

By Colleen DeGuzman, KFF Health News In the year and a half since its launch, 988 — the country’s easy-to-remember, three-digit suicide and crisis hotline &m.... Read More

Senate Probes the Cost of Assisted Living and Its Burden on American Families

Jan 29, 2024 at 01:17 am by Staff

By Jordan Rau, KFF Health News A U.S. Senate committee on Thursday launched an examination of assisted living, holding its first hearing in two decades on the industry a.... Read More

Federal Lawmakers Take First Steps Toward Oversight of $50 Billion in Opioid Settlements

Jan 22, 2024 at 06:28 pm by Staff

By Aneri Pattani, KFF Health News    Some members of Congress are demanding federal oversight of billions of dollars in opioid settlements, which state and lo.... Read More

What Would a Second Trump Presidency Look Like for Health Care?

Jan 16, 2024 at 11:22 am by Staff

By Julie Rovner, KFF Health News  On the presidential campaign trail, former President Donald Trump is, once again, promising to repeal and replace the Affordable C.... Read More

What Would a Nikki Haley Presidency Look Like for Health Care?

Jan 14, 2024 at 10:20 pm by Staff

  By Lauren Sausser, KFF Health News   CHARLESTON, S.C. — Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley will learn how her campaign is resonating w.... Read More

Older Americans Say They Feel Trapped in Medicare Advantage Plans

Jan 08, 2024 at 12:24 pm by Staff

  By Sarah Jane Tribble, KFF Health News  In 2016, Richard Timmins went to a free informational seminar to learn more about Medicare coverage. “I liste.... Read More

Mental Health Courts Can Struggle to Fulfill Decades-Old Promise

Dec 30, 2023 at 01:09 pm by Staff

    By Sam Whitehead, KFF Health News   In early December, Donald Brown stood nervously in the Hall County Courthouse, concerned he’d be sent bac.... Read More

A New Test Could Save Arthritis Patients Time, Money, and Pain. But Will It Be Used?

Dec 25, 2023 at 07:38 pm by Staff

By Arthur Allen, KFF Health News Erinn Maury knew Remicade wasn’t the right drug for Patti Schulte, a rheumatoid arthritis patient the physician saw at her Millers.... Read More

Millions in Opioid Settlement Funds Sit Untouched as Overdose Deaths Rise

Dec 16, 2023 at 10:14 pm by Staff

  By Katheryn Houghton and Aneri Pattani, KFF Health News  Nearly a year after Montana began receiving millions of dollars to invest in efforts to c.... Read More

National Health Expenditures 2022 Highlights

Dec 14, 2023 at 03:03 pm by Staff

  U.S. health care spending grew 4.1% to reach $4.5 trillion in 2022, faster than the increase of 3.2% in 2021, but much slower than the rate of 10.6% in 2020. The growt.... Read More