How Defunding Planned Parenthood Could Affect Health Care

When Dr. Cecilia Norris, a primary care physician in Iowa City, Iowa, sees a patient who wants an intrauterine device or a contraceptive implant, she takes out a pad and writes down the phone number for Planned Parenthood. Because of limited staff and resources, Norris can’t offer these forms of contraception at the free clinic […]

Faring Better Than Many ACA Insurers, Molina Backs Health Law ‘Tuneup’

Some large health insurance companies have suffered losses under the Affordable Care Act, leading to a few high-profile exits from the online marketplaces. Humana is just the latest, announcing in January that it will stop offering health insurance on the ACA health exchanges at year’s end. But the administrators of a smaller, California-based insurer — Molina […]

What’s inside the Republican health care bill?

House GOP lawmakers finally revealed their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare last week. Called the American Health Care Act, the bill has already made it through two marathon committee hearings. With response to the plan decidedly mixed, a lot may change before it reaches President Trump’s desk. ‘; for (i = 0; i 4) […]

House Republicans to introduce health care legislation this week

House Republicans are expected to introduce legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act early this week, a senior GOP aide tells ABC News. Congressional staffers worked through last week tweaking the proposal. House Speaker Paul Ryan discussed the plan with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Office of Management and Budget Director […]

5 Key Takeaways From The GOP Health Overhaul Plan

Republicans on Monday evening unveiled their long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Win McNamee/Getty Images Republicans on Monday evening unveiled their long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Win McNamee/Getty Images Got questions about the GOP plan to overhaul federal health […]

The truth about 6 wacky celebrity health trends

Whether you’re browsing Goop or watching the antics of Real Housewives like Shannon Beador, it’s hard to miss some of the strangest health trends that these celebrities promote — many of them outside traditional medical science. But is there any reason to believe that some of the weirdest practices, including swishing oil around your teeth […]

That Health Tracker Could Cost You

Using big data to improve health might seem like a great idea. The way private insurance works, though, it could end up making sick people — or even those perceived as likely to become sick — a lot poorer. Suppose a company offers you an insurance discount and a free FitBit if you agree to […]

Republicans to Introduce Health Care Replacement Bill This Week …

Affordable Care Act: Will Trump and Congress Repeal, or Just Revise?

Republicans will introduce their much-awaited bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act this week, a senior House Republican aide told NBC News on Sunday. “We are in a very good place right now,” said the aide, who asked not to be identified. AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, told […]

White House Refuses To Guarantee People Won’t Lose Health Insurance From Repeal

More recently, in January, Trump vowed “insurance for everybody,” but congressional Republicans have taken to guaranteeing “access” to health care, rather than health care itself, meaning if individuals have the money to pay for insurance, they can get it. Article source:

Landmark Vaping Study Finds E-Cigs ‘Substantially Improve’ Health

The push by U.S. regulators to crush the electronic cigarette industry may be slowing in the wake of a joint study with researchers from the United Kingdom revealing that switching to vaping considerably cuts health risks. “You had researchers from both countries and the CDC involved in the planning and execution of the study for […]