It would repeal virtually all the tax increases imposed by the ACA to pay for itself, in effect handing a broad tax cut to the affluent, paid for by billions of dollars sliced from Medicaid, a health care program that serves one in five Americans, not only the poor but two-thirds of those in nursing homes. The bill, drafted in secret, is likely to come to the Senate floor next week, and could come to a vote after 20 hours of debate

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Reinventing the Toilet

June 20, 2017

Traditional flush toilets aren’t an option in many parts of the world, but neither is leaving people with unsafe and unhygenic choices. Now, one company is piloting a new loo that’s waterless, off-grid and able to charge your phone. Lina Zeldovich travels to Madagascar to witness the start of a lavatorial revolution

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Marshall Allen: After I was prescribed a brand-name drug I didn’t need and given a coupon to cover the out-of-pocket costs, I discovered another reason Americans pay too much for health care.

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Sites such as GoFundMe and YouCaring are poised for a wave of medical appeals if Trumpcare leaves millions uninsured, and even if it doesn’t

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Slowly but surely, we are seeing the practical effects of the Trump administration’s efforts to sow uncertainty over the Affordable Care Act’s future. They look like the very early stages of collapse

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Quantity Over Quality?

June 9, 2017

Minority patients face a double whammy: Not only are they more likely to miss out on effective medical treatments than white patients, but, according to a new study, they’re also more likely to receive an abundance of ineffective services

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Blood from the Sky

June 8, 2017

Zipline’s ambitious medical drone delivery in Africa. In Rwanda, an early commercial test of unmanned aerial vehicles cuts a medical facility’s time to procure blood from four hours to 15 minutes

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Johns Hopkins study finds ‘Price gouging’ especially prevalent among for-profit hospitals that treat minorities, uninsured patients

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