Journalists Discuss Abortion in GOP Platform and How Idaho’s Ban Drove Away OB-GYNs

KFF Health News chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner discussed abortion in the GOP platform on KMOX’s “Total Information AM” on July 17. KFF Health News contributor Andy Miller discussed a rise in covid cases on WUGA’s “The Georgia Health Report” on July 12. KFF Health News Nevada correspondent Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez discussed Idaho’s worsening OB-GYN …

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Biden Administration Tightens Broker Access to Healthcare.gov To Thwart Rogue Sign-Ups

The Biden administration on Friday put in place stringent curbs aimed at thwarting rogue insurance brokers from switching consumers’ Affordable Care Act plans without their consent. The announcement came in response to mounting complaints from consumers. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Friday that, in the first six months of the year, more …

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En la convención republicana de Trump se escuchó poco y nada sobre atención de salud

Ni una palabra sobre el Obamacare o el aborto. En la Convención Nacional Republicana en Milwaukee esta semana, donde los delegados nominaron oficialmente a Donald Trump como candidato presidencial del partido para 2024, los oradores principales le dieron poco lugar a los temas de atención médica. Este silencio es sorprendente, dado que la atención médica …

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At Trump’s GOP Convention, There’s Little To Be Heard on Health Care

No talk of Obamacare. Or abortion. At the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee this week, where delegates officially nominated Donald Trump as the party’s 2024 presidential candidate, health care issues received little attention from prime-time speakers. The silence is surprising, given health care makes up the largest chunk of the federal budget, nearly $2 trillion, …

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Un grupo médico atiende a personas que viven en la calle… y gana dinero

Los Ángeles, California. — Distribuyen dispositivos GPS para poder rastrear a sus pacientes sin hogar. Abastecen sus kits de calle con pipas de vidrio que se usan para fumar metanfetamina, crack o fentanilo. Mantienen tarjetas de crédito de la empresa a mano en caso que un paciente necesite de urgencia alimentos o agua, o un …

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Misleading Ads Play Key Role in Schemes to Gin Up Unauthorized ACA Sign-Ups, Lawsuit Alleges

The government is giving away money! So say ads on a variety of social media platforms. Consumers, the ads claim, can qualify for $1,400 or even $6,400 a month to use on groceries, rent, medical expenses, and other bills. Some mention no-cost health insurance coverage. But that’s not the whole story. And here’s the spoiler …

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A California Medical Group Treats Only Homeless Patients — And Makes Money Doing It

LOS ANGELES — They distribute GPS devices so they can track their homeless patients. They stock their street kits with glass pipes used to smoke meth, crack, or fentanyl. They keep company credit cards on hand in case a patient needs emergency food or water, or an Uber ride to the doctor. These doctors, nurses, …

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