Trump uses Britain’s protests to jump back into health-care fray at home

Though congressional Republicans agreed last week to back off the contentious politics of the Affordable Care Act this year, President Trump began Monday morning by stirring the health-care policy pot anew. In a tweet shortly after 7 a.m., the president lashed out at Democrats, saying they “are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people […]

Preventive Care Saves Money? Sorry, It’s Too Good to Be True

Advertisement Supported by The New Health Care Contrary to conventional wisdom, it tends to cost money, but it improves quality of life at a very reasonable price. By Aaron E. Carroll Jan. 29, 2018 Image CreditSarah Mazzetti The idea that spending more on preventive care will reduce overall health care spending is widely believed and […]

Deportation fears have legal immigrants forgoing health care

MIAMI — The number of legal immigrants from Latin American nations who access public health services and enroll in federally subsidized insurance plans has dipped substantially since President Donald Trump took office, many of them fearing their information could be used to identify and deport relatives living in the U.S. illegally, according to health advocates […]

Digital Health: Easy Entry, Difficult Exit

Shutterstock We’ve seen a good deal of investment in health tech 2017.  If fact, it’s a record at almost $6 billion with many deals exceeding $100 million as reported by Rock Health. Digital Health Funding in 2017 There’s lots of cash pouring into a system that’s craving innovation. And beyond the influx of capital, we […]

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll – January 2018: The Public’s Priorities and Next Steps for the Affordable Care Act

KEY FINDINGS: Health care is at the top of a group of issues that voters want 2018 midterm candidates to talk about, but it’s a much higher priority for Democratic voters (39 percent) and independent voters (32 percent) than Republican voters (13 percent); and a lower priority than other issues among voters living in areas […]

If Trump is as healthy as his doctor says, he’s beating long odds

If President Trump really is the picture of extraordinary vitality portrayed by the White House physician this week, he is defying long odds, according to experts and medical research. Tuesday’s depiction of Trump as much healthier than the average 71-year-old means he is managing to escape the consequences of a lack of sleep, the dangers […]

Former drug-company executive Alex Azar sworn in as Trump’s new health-care chief

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Government shutdown: How it could affect your health

CLOSE A government shutdown could have an impact on everything from your passport application to those beloved Panda cams. USA TODAY Clouds are reflected in the U.S. Capitol reflecting pool at daybreak in Washington as day three of the government shutdown continued on Jan. 22, 2018.(Photo: J.David Ake, AP) A government shutdown will have far-reaching […]

Stop Blaming Black Women for the Black Maternal Health Crisis and Start Blaming American Workplaces

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Calls for mandatory health information on alcohol labels

Image copyright Royal Society for Public Health Image caption Royal Society for Public Health’s mock-up image of how labelling would change under its proposal The Royal Society for Public Health is calling for change in alcoholic drinks labelling, citing a public “awareness vacuum” on how alcohol affects health. The society wants it to be mandatory […]