At many doctors’ offices and hospitals, a routine part of doing business these days is estimating patients’ out-of-pocket payments and trying to collect it up front

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The United States is exceptional in that it does not regulate or negotiate the prices of new prescription drugs when they come onto market. Sarah Kliff explains why prescription drug prices are so high in the US

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When a woman gets her genome sequenced, questions about privacy arise for her identical twin sister

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State innovation can help to build an evidence base for creative policy solutions for curbing the uninsured rate among undocumented immigrants. California, home to about 2.5 million undocumented residents, introduced three relevant measures in the 2015–2016 legislative session

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In this town, carved into the Appalachian mountains, in a state beset by hepatitis C rates seven times the national average, Harvoni and other new hepatitis C drugs remain largely out of reach. Over the past year, only 3 percent of the state’s Medicaid beneficiaries with the disease received treatment

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Helen Ouyang, MS, “I’ve gotten rather good lately at restricting how many painkiller prescriptions I give out in the emergency room where I work. New York State now requires that all prescriptions be filled electronically with a monitoring program targeting narcotics. Over the last several months I’ve been keeping track of exactly how many opioids I prescribe.”

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The Affordable Care Act transformed the medical system, expanding coverage to millions, injecting billions in tax revenue, changing insurance rules and launching ambitious experiments in quality and efficiency

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The tragic death of former Adelaide Crows’ coach Phil Walsh, killed by his son Cy suffering from a mental illness, has highlighted the difficulties faced by families of those with mental health issues

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