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Federal Shutdown Has Meant Steep Health Bills For Some Families
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 05:00:00 -0500
An air traffic controller is just one employee locked into the terms of a health plan because of the ongoing federal shutdown. It's meant his child's hospital bills are "out-of-network."
Clinics Struggle To Resolve Fears Over Medicaid Sign-Ups And Green Cards
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 05:00:22 -0500
Should doctors warn patients of a policy threat that may not come to pass? That's the question pending, as the Trump administration weighs whether to deny green cards to immigrants on Medicaid.
El Paso Pediatrician Discusses Medical Needs Of Migrant Children In Detention Centers
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 16:20:00 -0500
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Dr. Carlos Gutierrez, a pediatrician in El Paso, Texas, about the medical needs of migrants and what actions should be taken to ensure their safety in detention centers.
Most Federal Workers' Health Coverage To Continue During Shutdown, Even If Pay Stops
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:59:00 -0500
Basic health insurance for most affected federal workers will stay in effect, but circumstances are murkier for contractors.
Severe Flu Raises Risk Of Birth Problems For Pregnant Women, Babies
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:24:00 -0500
Pregnant women in intensive care with severe cases of the flu have a higher risk of giving birth to babies prematurely. The risk of breathing problems for the baby is also substantially higher.
Democrats' Health Care Ambitions Meet The Reality Of Divided Government
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 11:40:00 -0500
Congressional Democrats want to protect health coverage and protections of the Affordable Care Act. With the Senate in Republican hands, House Democrats will hold hearings and may turn to the courts.
Where U.S. Battles Over Abortion Will Play Out In 2019
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 05:00:00 -0500
Expect more aggressive regulatory action from the Trump administration while skirmishes continue in Congress and statehouses across the U.S. Many of these policies will ultimately land in court.
Prescription Drug Costs Driven By Manufacturer Price Hikes, Not Innovation
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 17:04:00 -0500
A recent study shows the cost of brand-name drugs is rising — not because of expensive new therapies entering the market but because manufacturers are raising prices on existing drugs.
Laws Intended To Protect Firefighters Who Get Cancer Often Lack Teeth
Fri, 04 Jan 2019 12:22:53 -0500
When they run into burning buildings, firefighters get exposed to carcinogens. In many states, laws were passed to protect them if they get cancer. But firefighters often get denied benefits anyway.
How The Federal Shutdown Is Affecting Health Programs
Thu, 03 Jan 2019 15:55:14 -0500
As the partial closure of the government continues, here's a look at the affected programs that have a bearing on health and health care.
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