Opioid Treatment Programs Gear Up to Provide Suicide Care

Increasing evidence shows the nation’s suicide and opioid epidemics are entwined.

Invisible Middlemen Are Slowing Down American Health Care

Nurses spend 16 hours on the phone, medications take months to arrive, and patients suffer as they wait.

Surprise Medical Billing: Some States Ahead of Feds

Nine states have laws to stop unexpected, out-of-network medical bills.

Suicide Risk Grew After Missouri Medicaid Kids Shifted To Managed Care, Hospitals Say

Psychiatric treatment for children in Medicaid managed-care plans in Missouri has declined and suicide risks are up, reveals a study sponsored by the state hospital association.

Want to Address Food Insecurity in Your Community? There's an App For That.

How a county housing authority partnered with a tech nonprofit to deliver food to vulnerable residents.

Trump Greenlights Major Medicaid Changes

For the first time, states are using waivers to curtail coverage.

Infant Drug Withdrawal Rates Linked to High Unemployment, Study Finds

Shortages of mental-health clinicians also affected the rates of infant withdrawal cases, researchers from Vanderbilt University found.

State Policies Might Keep Stroke Patients From the Care They Need

Less than a tenth of the most severe stroke patients get the care they should.

How a Measles Quarantine Can Lead to Eviction

Without paid sick leave, workers who are quarantined for health reasons face job loss and worse.

Americans Are Going Bankrupt From Getting Sick

Doctors’ bills play a role in 60 percent of personal-bankruptcy filings.

Opponents of Medicaid Work Requirements Urge Judge to Stop State Plans

But the Trump administration, along with state officials, argued that requiring some recipients to work will strengthen the overall health insurance program.

Low-Income Renters Face Massive Affordable Housing Shortage

The country's poorest renters face the largest shortage of available and affordable housing compared to other renters, according to a new report.

A Health Department Tackles Recidivism

Two community health workers from the Oklahoma City-County Health Department are working to link high-need defendants with community services.

Health Advocates Urge Rejection of Medicaid Work Mandates in Non-Expansion States

Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Alabama have all asked the Trump administration to allow them to implement work requirements.

Cities And Counties Unlikely To Heed FDA Warning On Importing Foreign Drugs

The localities use CanaRx to connect their workers with pharmacies in Canada and other places to fill prescriptions.

New Mexico Boosts Cap for Medical Marijuana Growers

The increase is temporary as state officials determine a permanent cap that will keep pace with growing patient enrollment.

More Babies Are Being Born With Syphilis. Blame Meth and Opioids.

Syphilis among newborns can cause deformities, severe anemia, an enlarged liver and spleen, jaundice or brain and nerve problems such as blindness or deafness.

A Netflix Model for Hepatitis C: One Price, Unlimited Meds

Louisiana and Washington state are both trying to eliminate the infectious disease in their states.

Fed Up With High Health Care Costs, A Community Asks for A Better Deal

A Colorado county where residents are dealing with hospital and medical costs much higher than in other parts of the state is now turning to a new model to negotiate on behalf of some of the largest employers in the region.