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Faster approval for drugs and medical devices under the 21st Century Cures Act raises concerns for patient safety

Faster approval for drugs and medical devices under the 21st Century Cures Act raises concerns for patient safety

  President Obama signed a bill that will provide US$6 billion in federal funding for basic medical research on Dec. 13. Called the 21st Century Cures Act, it also…

If Republicans Repeal Health Law, How Will They Pay For Replacement?

If Republicans Repeal Health Law, How Will They Pay For Replacement?

By Julie Rovner Leading Republicans have vowed that even if they repeal most of the Affordable Care Act early in 2017, a replacement will not hurt those currently receiving benefits…

High rates of medical student depression: What do they say about our health system?

High rates of medical student depression: What do they say about our health system?

Richard Gunderman, Indiana University A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association concludes that 27 percent of medical students around the world exhibit symptoms of depression and…

New Special Enrollment Rules Will Shift Paperwork Burden To Consumers

New Special Enrollment Rules Will Shift Paperwork Burden To Consumers

By Michelle Andrews People who want to sign up for a policy on healthcare.gov after the annual open enrollment period ends Jan. 31 may have to produce a paper…

Without ACA Guarantees, 52 Million Adults Could Have Trouble Buying Individual Plans

Without ACA Guarantees, 52 Million Adults Could Have Trouble Buying Individual Plans

By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez More than 1 in 4 adults younger than 65 live with conditions that private insurers could have declined to cover in some policies prior to the…

Marketplace Enrollment Still Important Despite Plans For Health Law Repeal

Marketplace Enrollment Still Important Despite Plans For Health Law Repeal

By Michelle Andrews Since Republicans have plans to repeal the federal health law, should consumers still sign up for next year’s coverage? And if the health law marketplaces disappear…

Five Quick Ways A New HHS Secretary Could Change The Course Of Health Policy

Five Quick Ways A New HHS Secretary Could Change The Course Of Health Policy

By Julie Rovner Prospective Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, currently the chairman of the House Budget Committee, brings a distinctive to-do list to the agency.  And, if…

Grab Bag Of Goodies In 21st Century Cures Act

Grab Bag Of Goodies In 21st Century Cures Act

By Sydney Lupkin and Steven Findlay A sprawling health bill expected to pass the Senate and become law before the end of the year is a grab bag for industries…

Worries About Health Insurance Cross Political Boundaries

Worries About Health Insurance Cross Political Boundaries

This month’s election results could have big implications for those who now have insurance because of the Affordable Care Act — either through the exchanges or Medicaid expansion. President-elect…

No Immediate Changes To Your Obamacare Coverage

No Immediate Changes To Your Obamacare Coverage

By Emily Bazar To the millions of Californians who obtained health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act, know this: Despite the election of Donald Trump, who has…

Clinics Help Keep People With Serious Mental Illness Out Of ER

Clinics Help Keep People With Serious Mental Illness Out Of ER

By Liz Szabo SAN ANTONIO— Yolanda Solar has battled a life-threatening disease for more than three decades. The disease nearly killed her last summer, and Solar, a 73-year…