Health Care
  • California governor Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference in San Diego

    California Reopens the Single-Payer Debate

    By Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom was a single-payer candidate. The Democrat campaigned hard for the creation of one public insurance program for all Californians. And within hours of taking office last...

  • Trump Team Scrambling to Finish Drug Pricing Rule: Report

    Frustrated by polling data showing that voters trust Democrats more on the issue of health care, President Trump reportedly lashed out earlier this month at Health and Human Services Secretary Alex...

  • FILE PHOTO - The federal government forms for applying for health coverage are seen at a rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act, widely referred to as "Obamacare", outside the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, Mississippi

    How 6 States Achieved Near Universal Health Coverage

    By Michael Rainey

    A half-dozen states and the District of Columbia have health care insurance rates of over 95%, achieving near-universal coverage. Three researchers at the University of Pennsylvania — including...

  • Consumers are sounding off about the downside of generic drugs

    Number of the Week: $120 Million

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The 34 member companies of PhRMA, the pharmaceutical industry trade group, spent more than $120 million lobbying Congress in 2019, according to STAT , which cited the companies recently released...

  • Patient Groups Often Fail to Disclose Industry Funding: Study

    Non-profit patient groups often aren’t transparent about the funding they receive from the pharmaceutical and health care industries, raising concerns about conflicts of interest, according to a new...