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Myths and Realities of the Health Care Affordability Problem
The perception that expenditures on prescription drugs are driving national health care expenditures seemed to be correct for 2014 and 2015. During these years, the growth rate for prescription drug expenditures were more than double the growth rate in ...

Your health is slipping, Jersey. Here are some reasons why.
Too many New Jerseyans are sleep-deprived couch potatoes — and their government doesn't spend enough on keeping them healthy. Those are a few factors that caused the Garden State to drop out of the top ten ranking of healthiest states in the nation ...

Last week for health insurance on battleground Obamacare markets
Enerica Rodriguez didn't wait until the last minute. She signed up for health insurance at the end of November, ensuring that she and her husband Marcelino continued the coverage they've been relying on. “We are trying to hold onto that insurance ...
Health Care Companies Are Huge Winners From Tax BillMother Jones
What Are The Two Health Bills Sen. Susan Collins Wants Congress To Act On?NPR
Overnight Health Care: ObamaCare enrollment expected to suffer as Trump cuts timeframe | Lawmakers battle Trump ...The Hill

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Consumers Hunting For Health Insurance Find High Prices — And Some Great Deals
This post was updated Dec. 14 at 9:30 a.m. to note that Maryland extended enrollment until Dec. 22. Gene Kern, 63, retired early from Fujifilm, where he sold professional videotape. "When the product became obsolete, so did I," he says, "and that's why ...
ACA Exchanges Offer Higher Prices -- and Some Great Deals (NPR/Kaiser Health NewsMedPage Today

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California lawmakers propose health coverage for immigrants
ABC News
California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers. The proposal would ...

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New York Times

Do Your Children Receive Health Coverage Through CHIP?
New York Times
Funding for the popular Children's Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, has all but run out, and Congress has not agreed on a plan to renew it. CHIP covers nearly nine million children whose parents earn too much for Medicaid, but not enough to ...
With no deal on children's health plan, US states scramble for Plan BReuters
Wisconsin Dems Argue GOP Put Tax Reform Ahead Of Children's Health CoverageWisconsin Public Radio News

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Chicago Sun-Times

Mental health care worries linger 5 years after Sandy Hook slaughter
Chicago Sun-Times
The massacre sounded alarms nationally about gaps in mental health care and led to calls for better screening and services, especially for young people showing a propensity for violence, but some key reforms enacted in the wake of the Sandy Hook ...
Mental health care worries linger 5 years after Sandy HookLowell Sun

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Perrigo lines up bid for Merck's consumer health unit: sources
The bidding field for Merck's consumer health business also includes Germany's Stada, which has less than half of Perrigo's market value and is controlled by private equity investors. Bain and Cinven, who earlier this year took control of Stada, are ...

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Chicago Tribune

Health insurance Q&A: Your questions answered
Chicago Tribune
Are parents responsible for adult children's medical debts? Should people squeeze in appointments and expensive procedures before year's end because of changes that might come with the GOP tax bill? Should consumers pay a broker to help them enroll in ...


McCain, Cochran have health issues ahead of key tax vote
Cochran has had health issues throughout the fall, including a urinary tract infection that kept him out of office for several weeks in October. At the time, Cochran said he thought he was physically fit for office. Republicans hold a slim majority in ...
Cochran's health raises national speculation again as tax vote nearsJackson Clarion Ledger

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