Last Build Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:31:09 -0500Copyright: Copyright 2017 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:31:09 -0500Donald Trump was president for less than a day when he signed an executive order guiding agencies to limit the way that the Affordable Care Act works. But does the executive order do?
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:13:00 -0500As promised, Trump got to work on Day 1, taking the first steps to fulfill his pledge to gut Obama's health care law. The order's reach, however, depends upon which provisions he decides to target.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:28:00 -0500The new White House took action on four measures Friday night, notably on the Affordable Care Act and regulations. The White House did not immediately make it clear what exactly was signed.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:37:00 -0500African-American women are more likely to be infected with HIV than other women. So the District of Columbia is launching an effort to inform them about PrEP, medication that can reduce their risk.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:59:00 -0500The nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services traded in health care stocks while pressing legislation that may have helped the companies he invested in.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 -0500With the future of the Affordable Care Act on the line, health insurance benefits for workers at large companies hang in the balance.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500The Senate health committee heard from Rep. Tom Price Wednesday on his nomination to become the secretary of Health and Human Services. Obamacare was a top issue, and the congressman's stock dealings in medical companies were also discussed.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:19:00 -0500Results from some key cancer studies were different when the experiments were redone in different labs. Scientists don't yet know why but say the answer could have health implications for patients.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:09:00 -0500A half-dozen senators involved in confirmation hearings for Rep. Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services have health care investments made by themselves or family members.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:56:00 -0500Rep. Tom Price goes before a Senate panel for the first time since being picked to head Health and Human Services. Expect sharp questions about Medicare reform, drug prices and his stock portfolio.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:26:00 -0500The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that without the federal mandate and subsidies, the number of people who will lose their health insurance could grow to 32 million over 10 years.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:00 -0500A Congressional Budget Office analysis requested by Democrats says a repeal of Obamacare could leave millions uninsured. But Republicans insist they will come up with a replacement law to provide insurance.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:00 -0500Most patient advocacy groups get funding from the industry, a new study finds. That means they may have a conflict of interest when they are representing patients.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:39:00 -0500We often imagine the best medical care as a miracle cure. Atul Gawande argues that for chronic illness, the best care may be a long, slow process of improving health a little bit at a time.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:36:00 -0500Three decades ago, Congress set up a system to encourage drug companies to develop treatments for rare diseases. The law has worked, but at a high cost.