Under the new law, insurance companies and medical providers can enter into arbitration to negotiate a payment — and state officials would oversee that process.
COMMENTARY | City leaders are tapping into data to figure out policies that will improve the prospects of people struggling in communities across the country
Chicago is the only major U.S. city to use a new method to test for bacteria at most of its beaches—and then issue same-day swimming advisories.
More than a dozen states have passed legislation and a federal bill has momentum.
Data suggests that in San Francisco, the users may be reversing as many overdoses as paramedics — or more.
COMMENTARY | Americans are hypochondriacs, yet we skip our checkups. We demand drugs we don’t need, and fail to take the ones we do. No wonder the U.S. leads the world in health spending.
In South Carolina, veteran suicide prevention starts with a phone call.
A new study throws cold water on hopes that more liberal cannabis policies could stem the opioid epidemic.
Across the nation, public health departments are redirecting scarce resources to try to control the spread of measles. Their success relies on shoe-leather detective work that is one of the great untold costs of the measles resurgence.
Washington last month became the first state to enact a “public option” for health insurance.
COMMENTARY | In Washington state, thousands of young people are locked up annually for “status offenses” and find themselves homeless when leaving detention. A new law seeks to change that.
This latest mass-mortality event is another sign of the Arctic’s rapidly changing climate.
COMMENTARY | In my view as a health care policy researcher, the increasing occurrence of surprise medical bills is not an accident.
The training program in Dutchess County, New York is part of a larger county initiative aimed at improving life for people with special needs.
The move in Oregon comes amid concerns about workforce diversity and recruiting and retaining employees.
The public will finally hear the details in suits accusing Big Pharma of false marketing.
HUD chief Ben Carson says waitlists are too long to house undocumented immigrants.
A change to the "public charge" rules under consideration by the Trump Administration is discouraging immigrants from applying for benefit programs, according to research from the Urban Institute.
Two federal agencies caution doctors not to taper high-dose pain patients too quickly.
COMMENTARY | A third of people with serious mental illness didn’t receive treatment in the past year. Local leaders are on the front lines of building the continuum of care these citizens lack.
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