For 2020 Dem Hopefuls, ‘Medicare-For-All’ Is A Defining Issue, However They Define It

Democrats with 2020 presidential aspirations are courting the party’s increasingly influential progressive wing and staking out ambitious policy platforms. Front and center are three words: Medicare. For. All. That simple phrase is loaded with political baggage, and often accompanied by vague promises and complex jargon. Different candidates use it to target different voter blocs, leading […]

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The High Cost Of Sex: Insurers Often Don’t Pay For Drugs To Treat Problems

For some older people, the joy of sex may be tempered by financial concerns: Can they afford the medications they need to improve their experience between the sheets? Medicare and many private insurers don’t cover drugs that are prescribed to treat problems people have engaging in sex. Recent developments, including the approval of generic versions […]

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Discharged, Dismissed: ERs Often Miss Chance To Set Overdose Survivors On ‘Better Path’

The last time heroin landed Marissa Angerer in a Midland, Texas, emergency room — naked and unconscious — was May 2016. But that wasn’t her first drug-related interaction with the health system. Doctors had treated her a number of times before, either for alcohol poisoning or for ailments related to heavy drug use. Though her […]

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ “Medicare-For-All” For Dummies

[protected-iframe id=”fb24ea3353756185a57d7d08f3bf28b8-7618883-121704370″ info=”https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/575383632&color=%23eb6530&auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ scrolling=”no”] [khn_slabs slabs=”821957″] [khn_slabs slabs=”839426″] [khn_slabs slabs=”821954″] [khn_slabs slabs=”821947″] Republicans are still in charge of the White House and the Senate, but the “Medicare-for-all” debate is in full swing. Democrats of every stripe are pledging support for a number of variations on the theme of expanding health coverage to all […]

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To end the HIV epidemic, addressing poverty and inequities one of most important treatments

Homelessness is a major driver of HIV/AIDS. Andrew Marcus/Shutterstock.com In his State of the Union speech, President Trump called for ending the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and senior public health officials stated that the government plans to focus on highly impacted areas and […]

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