A survey of anesthesiologists found that 95 percent say it is impacting patient care. Surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, intensive care unit doctors are also impacted.
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A new report by the Government Accountability Office also found that nearly two-thirds of individuals who filed formal complaints did not work for Veterans Affairs the following year.
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After 130 years as a nonprofit hospital with deep roots in North Carolina, Mission Health is seeking to be bought by HCA Healthcare, the nation's largest for-profit hospital chain.
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Louisiana is working with Gilead Sciences and other companies on a deal that would change how the state pays for expensive hepatitis C drugs, with the goal of eliminating the disease in that state.
NPR's Alison Kodjak and the Center for Public Integrity have been looking at how the drug industry tries to keep Medicaid money flowing. Here they examine the industry's massive lobbying efforts.
Drug companies have infiltrated nearly every part of the process that determines how their drugs will be covered by Medicaid, an investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity finds.
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Treatment costs for the immunotherapy can run to more than $1 million. Some state Medicaid programs aren't paying for the treatment, and Medicare's complicated payment rates have hospitals worried.
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Without scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on public data about things like race, marital status, your TV consumption and even if you buy plus-size clothing.
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The vast amount of data held in electronic medical records and insurance bills contains bits that could be useful in refining the use of approved for drugs. But how to find it?
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The Trump administration has made more moves that may further destabilize the Affordable Care Act.
Abortion rights advocates are concerned that a conservative-leaning Supreme Court might reverse or substantially erode Roe v. Wade. Under that scenario, states could have free reign to restrict the procedure.
A Senate investigation into prescription opioids in Missouri finds that pharmaceutical wholesalers had different standards for reporting suspicious orders to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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More than a dozen cities from San Francisco to New York are trying to open safe injection sites for heroin users. But worries about a crackdown from the Justice Department have local leaders on edge.
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ER workers helped patients who arrived after a suicide attempt develop a tailored "safety plan" that included coping strategies of what to do and whom to call if the urge arose again.
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As the Trump administration decides not to defend the Affordable Care Act's legal protections for people with pre-existing conditions, questions arise about health insurance and genetic information.
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Brett Kavanaugh, the president's Supreme Court nominee, will have a chance to leave his mark on a series of health care cases — and specifically the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Senate Democrats see defense of the Affordable Care Act's popular provisions as a rally issue that could keep their caucus unified when Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation battle heats up.
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Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, will have a chance to leave his mark on a series of health care cases, including ones related to Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood.
As with current abortion policies, a reversal of the landmark court decision would mean a woman's access to the procedure would continue to be determined by where she lives.
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Cancer death rates remain high for some groups of people, including African-Americans, despite general gains made in recent decades. The American Cancer Society has ideas about reducing the gaps.
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