Our Jeffrey Kahn regularly drops by WYPR to discuss bioethics with Midday host, Tom Hall. Link to listen now to Dr. Kahn’s most recent appearance and an archive of past appearances

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Lou Ortenzio tells Beth Schwartzapfel, “I had no idea if I would get caught. It didn’t matter.”

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“One thing I am really certain of now is: If it wasn’t for the vaccine we’re using, the number of cases we have could have been really high, high, high,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told STAT upon his return to Geneva

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Illinois agrees to sweeping health care reforms, oversight at all prisons. Under the agreement, which would resolve a lengthy lawsuit challenging the quality of care in the prison system, a federal monitor would be appointed to oversee reforms

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As of Jan. 1, in the name of transparency, the Trump admin required that all hospitals post their list prices online. But what is popping up on medical center websites is a dog’s breakfast of medical codes, abbreviations and dollar signs — in little discernible order — that may initially serve to confuse more than illuminate

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Dani Shapiro writes, “One evening in the winter of 2016, my husband mentioned that he was sending away for one of those commercial DNA-testing kits. He asked if I wanted him to order me one as well. I could easily have said no…”

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Coverage Denied

January 3, 2019

Medicaid patients suffer as layers of private companies profit. Marcela Villa isn’t a big name in health care — but she played a crucial role in the lives of thousands of Medicaid patients in California. Her official title: denial nurse

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But that can hurt you. Few people are familiar with the term “step therapy,” but most Americans have health insurance policies that adopt it. Step therapy programs, also known as “fail first policies,” require patients to try less expensive treatments before insurers agree to pay for more costly alternatives

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