A stronger Medicaid emerges from GOP health overhaul debate

Medicaid, a 1960s Great Society pillar long reviled by conservatives, seems to have emerged even stronger after the Republican failure to pass health overhaul legislation. The federal-state health insurance program for low-income Americans hasn’t achieved the status of Social Security and Medicare, considered practically untouchable by politicians, like an electrified “third rail.” But it has […]

Google’s Health Spinoff Verily Joins the Fight Against PTSD

The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder include uncontrolled memories of a traumatic event, anxiety and panic—“hyperarousal” is the technical term—depression, avoiding anything that’s a reminder of the event, self-destructive behavior, and more. It’s the only psychiatric disorder where people are pretty sure of the cause: emotionally traumatic events, from the death of a loved one […]

What’s next for health care?

There’s a secret that Republicans in Congress would rather not speak out loud: Now that their effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act has gone down in flames, a lot of them are relieved. This process brought home to them that they simply couldn’t deliver what the public wants on health care, particularly not if […]

Mysterious Health Issues Drove US Diplomats From Cuba

Ms. Nauert told reporters that last fall some diplomats and staff members at the embassy in Havana began reporting “a variety of physical symptoms.” She did not elaborate, but said that the issues were not life-threatening and that the officials had since been screened and treated. “We can’t blame any one individual or country at […]

Ben Shapiro, Cenk Uygur Lock Horns on Health Care Bills

Ben Shapiro and Cenk Uygur got to the heart of the health care disagreements between conservatives and liberals in front of 3,000 people in Pasadena, Calif. The two pundits debated Congress’ recent attempts at health care legislation at Politicon 2017, an annual nonpartisan gathering aimed to bring together rising political figures. Shapiro is editor-in-chief of […]

‘I Am Totally Burned Out’: Patients Watch Health Care Debate With Dread

On Thursday, as a vote loomed on a last-ditch repeal measure, many suspected the uncertainty would not end. If the measure squeaks through, it will move to the next step of the legislative process — a House-Senate conference committee that will try to negotiate a broader health bill that can pass both chambers. If it […]

How to Compromise on Health Care

Progressives are understandably breathing a sigh of relief following the Senate’s failure to repeal Obamacare and replace it with legislation that would have scaled back health-insurance coverage. But they shouldn’t be too comfortable in their victory — it’s temporary. QuickTake Obamacare President Donald Trump has threatened not to support the Affordable Care Act. If the […]

Senate Gives House Republicans Little Cover on Health Care in 2018

<!– Rep. Carlos Curbelo said Friday he has no regrets about voting for the House version of the health care repeal and replace bill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) –> When Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo voted for the Republican health care bill this spring, he did so believing the Senate would make it better.  […]

Hinge Health closes $8M Series A led by Atomico to ‘digitize delivery of healthcare’

Hinge Health, a startup originally founded out of London but that has since moved its headquarters to San Francisco, is on mission to “digitize the delivery of healthcare”. Beginning with musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders — that’s things like knee pain, shoulder pain, or back pain, to you and me — the company is combining wearable sensors, […]

Bismarck to be site of new behavioral health initiative

Pam Sagness, director of the behavioral health division of the North Dakota Department of Human Services, discussed a new initiative to help people in the criminal justice system.  Article source: http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/bismarck-to-be-site-of-new-behavioral-health-initiative/article_32cd88d6-9fda-56f1-81ba-d9a8b8b38a52.html