On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions met to discuss pain management. In the wake of the opioid crisis, patients who suffer from chronic pain struggle to access and afford treatment, witnesses said.
Ending the Affordable Care Act is no longer politically popular among GOP leaders. That’s not stopping Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who is still dreaming up unusual approaches to gut or water down its provisions.
The Austin-based Texas Public Policy Foundation is getting traction on plans for criminal justice reform and health care that make GOP leaders uneasy, but the group has found a friendly ear at President Donald Trump’s White House.
When Missouri Republican Josh Hawley enters the U.S. Senate in January he’ll face pressure to take action to protect coverage for pre-existing conditions after Hawley and other state attorneys general succeeded in striking down Obamacare in a federal district court.
Stresses are mounting for North Carolina farmers, who are suffering from a string of problems: storms, tariffs, trade wars, low prices, bad public relations. Experts say they would benefit from counseling.
Federal Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth, Texas found core provisions of the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional in a ruling in response to a Republican-backed lawsuit. It could affect insurance for Americans.
TJ Cox and other Democrats running for office in California and throughout the country who used health care promises as the cornerstone of their campaigns have some promises to deliver on if they want to keep those voters in 2020.
But cancer treatment for pets has boomed in recent decades. The growing amount of chemotherapy has raised a safety threat: increased exposure to drugs that not only treat cancer but can also cause the disease, as well as other afflictions.
Miami is home to the largest concentration of Obamacare recipients in the U.S., and Democrats are spending millions on TV ads to motivate voters on the issue, certain that healthcare is the top issue to voters.
Democrats running for office this fall are coming to the defense of the Affordable Care Act, a marked contrast with previous election cycles. In Washington, ACA premiums are expected to spike next year.
Poor air and water quality, pesticides, food deserts and lack of accessible recreational spaces form a toxic cocktail that plagues California’s Central Valley — and that’s made the area’s too-close-to-call House races virtual referenda on health care policy.
The unusual, well-funded outside group is running ads against Texas Republican Pete Sessions and Delaware Democrat Tom Carper, while supporting North Carolina Republican Patrick McHenry and Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill.
Health care experts say that a bill to protect people with pre-existing conditions that is backed by Rep. Kevin Yoder and other Republicans includes a loophole that would allow insurance companies to charge people more based on their health, age and other factors.
Stymied by legislative blockades, organizers in four states are trying to enact Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion by gathering petition signatures and putting the issue before voters in the 2018 mid-term elections. But only three southern states could employ the tactic.