Healthcare

Successfully Protecting Public Insurance from Fraud

Successfully Protecting Public Insurance from Fraud

Health care fraud program reports billions of taxpayer dollars returned to federal health funds.

Justifying Health Insurance

Justifying Health Insurance

Scholar describes how the philosophy and economics underlying insurance policies can guide current debates.

The Unhealthy Return to Individual Responsibility in Health Policy

The Unhealthy Return to Individual Responsibility in Health Policy

The Republicans’ ACA replacement plan espouses individual responsibility—a naïve and ill-advised approach to healthcare reform.

When the Health Care Market Cannot Regulate Itself

When the Health Care Market Cannot Regulate Itself

Vermont moves to an all-payer system in regulating prices for health care services.

Dispatches from the DNC – Day 1 Recap

Dispatches from the DNC – Day 1 Recap

Following the fallout over a massive email leak, the Democratic Party sought to unite on the Convention’s opening night.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law

In a 5-3 decision, the Justices declare Texas’s health care regulations on abortion to be unconstitutional.

Still Seeking Contraceptive Compromise After Zubik v. Burwell

Still Seeking Contraceptive Compromise After Zubik v. Burwell

Zubik v. Burwell highlights thorny issues surrounding Obamacare’s contraceptive coverage requirement.

Federal Agency Tackles Health Care Gap for Transgender Soldiers

Federal Agency Tackles Health Care Gap for Transgender Soldiers

A proposed rule would cover certain gender transition services for military members.

Federal Agency Tackles Discrimination in Health Care

Federal Agency Tackles Discrimination in Health Care

A proposed rule would offer patients protection from certain types of discrimination.

States Adopt Private Market Model for Public Health Insurance Programs

States Adopt Private Market Model for Public Health Insurance Programs

An experimental Medicaid program could cut across party lines and provide health care to millions of Americans.

Pennsylvania Seeks New Approach to Long-Term Medicaid Services

Pennsylvania Seeks New Approach to Long-Term Medicaid Services

State explores Medicaid changes to improve care for the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Are Health Care Antiseptics Safe and Effective for Medical Professionals?

Are Health Care Antiseptics Safe and Effective for Medical Professionals?

The FDA asks for new data on the safety and efficacy of antiseptics used in hospitals and other health care settings.