The Debt Ceiling Deal Takes a Bite Out of Health Programs. It Could Have Been Much Worse.

Jun 06, 2023 at 01:27 am by Staff

  By Julie Rovner, KFF Health News    Policy analysts, Democrats, and Republicans dissatisfied with the deal agree: Federal health programs have dodged.... Read More

As Medicaid Purge Begins, ‘Staggering Numbers’ of Americans Lose Coverage

Jun 06, 2023 at 01:19 am by Staff

  By Hannah Recht, KFF Health News More than 600,000 Americans have lost Medicaid coverage since pandemic protections ended on April 1. And a KFF Health News analy.... Read More

More States OK Postpartum Medicaid Coverage Beyond Two Months

Jun 06, 2023 at 01:13 am by Staff

  By Matt Volz, KFF Health News At least eight states this year have decided to seek federal approval to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage, leaving just a handfu.... Read More

How a Medical Recoding May Limit Cancer Patients’ Options for Breast Reconstruction

Jun 06, 2023 at 01:07 am by Staff

By Rachana Pradhan and Anna Werner, CBS News and Leigh Ann Winick, CBS News, KFF Helth News   The federal government is reconsidering a decisio.... Read More

A Catch-22 for Clinics: State Bans Limit Abortion Counseling. Federal Title X Rules Require It.

May 29, 2023 at 01:34 am by Staff

By Rachana Pradhan, KFF Health News  State abortion bans in Tennessee and beyond, which constrain women’s health care, have put family planning clinics at ris.... Read More

Abortion Bans Are Driving Off Doctors and Closing Clinics, Putting Basic Health Care at Risk

May 29, 2023 at 01:18 am by Staff

  By Julie Rovner, KFF Health News  The rush in conservative states to ban abortion after the overturn of Roe v. Wade is resulting in a startling consequence.... Read More

FDA Approves Prescription Nasal Spray to Reverse Opioid Overdose

May 22, 2023 at 10:29 pm by Staff

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Opvee, the first nalmefene hydrochloride nasal spray for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose in adults.... Read More

A More Aggressive FTC Is Starting to Target Drug Mergers and Industry Middlemen

May 22, 2023 at 10:08 pm by Staff

By Arthur Allen, KFF Health News Under the leadership of an aggressive opponent of anti-competitive business practices, the Federal Trade Commission is moving agai.... Read More

A Rural County’s Choice: Use Opioid Funds to Pay Off Debt, or Pay Them Forward to Curb Crisis

May 16, 2023 at 11:53 am by Staff

  By Aneri Pattani, KFF Health News   Over the past two years, rural Greene County in northeastern Tennessee has collected more than $2.7 million from region.... Read More

As More Hospitals Create Police Forces, Critics Warn of Pitfalls

May 16, 2023 at 12:41 am by Staff

By Renuka Rayasam, KFF Health News   ATLANTA — When Destiny heard screams, she raced to a hospital room where she saw a patient assaulting a care techn.... Read More