Medicare and Medicaid at 50

03fri1 thumbStandard Medicare and Medicaid at 50The programs have helped millions of elderly, disabled and poor people, and have extended life expectancy in America.

Medicare and Medicaid at 50

03fri1 thumbStandard Medicare and Medicaid at 50The programs have helped millions of elderly, disabled and poor people, and have extended life expectancy in America.

A Promising Medicare Plan, if Only Health Organizations Would Stick Around

30up health thumbStandard A Promising Medicare Plan, if Only Health Organizations Would Stick AroundA new program seems to be working in reducing spending and improving quality, but it has a worryingly high attrition rate.

Obamacare and Reagan

28UP Leonhardt thumbStandard Obamacare and ReaganOnce a program begins protecting elderly people from poverty or letting cancer patients receive treatment, the politics are transformed.

Nurse Pleads Guilty to Taking Kickbacks From Drug Maker

26DRUG1 thumbStandard Nurse Pleads Guilty to Taking Kickbacks From Drug MakerHeather Alfonso of Connecticut accepted $83,000 to prescribe Subsys, a powerful painkiller made by Insys Therapeutics. Prosecutors appear to be looking more closely at the company.

A Turning Point for Health Care — and Its G.O.P. Opponents

With the Supreme Court’s decision upholding Obamacare, Republicans avoid a no-win situation.

Daily Report: Hype Mingles With Promise in Gene Test

bits daily report thumbStandard Daily Report: Hype Mingles With Promise in Gene TestAs labs and research start-ups grow, the federal government is scrutinizing their relationships with doctors, as well as their payment and billing practices.

Daily Report: Hype Mingles With Promise in Gene Test

bits daily report thumbStandard Daily Report: Hype Mingles With Promise in Gene TestAs labs and research start-ups grow, the federal government is scrutinizing their relationships with doctors, as well as their payment and billing practices.

Genetic Testing Case Highlights the Field’s Hope and Hype

25gene web3 thumbStandard Genetic Testing Case Highlights the Field’s Hope and HypeAs labs and research start-ups grow, the federal government is scrutinizing their relationships with doctors, as well as their payment and billing practices.

Hospital Billing

The president of the American Hospital Association responds to an editorial about high prices charged for many procedures at for-profit hospitals.

Hospital Billing

The president of the American Hospital Association responds to an editorial about high prices charged for many procedures at for-profit hospitals.

Hospital Billing

The president of the American Hospital Association responds to an editorial about high prices charged for many procedures at for-profit hospitals.

Hospital Billing

The president of the American Hospital Association responds to an editorial about high prices charged for many procedures at for-profit hospitals.

Hospital Billing

The president of the American Hospital Association responds to an editorial about high prices charged for many procedures at for-profit hospitals.

Sticker Shock in For-Profit Hospitals

16tue2web thumbStandard Sticker Shock in For Profit HospitalsTwo recent reports provide evidence of the hard-to-justify high prices that many hospitals charge for common procedures.