White House Unveils Finalized Health Care Price Transparency Rule

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Hospitals will soon have to share price information they have long kept obscured — including how big a discount they offer cash-paying patients and rates negotiated with insurers — under a rule finalized Friday by the Trump administration. In a companion proposal, the administration …

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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

The Friday Breeze Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes, who reads everything on health care to compile our daily Morning Briefing, offers the best and most provocative stories for the weekend. Happy Friday! Well, friends, we have apparently arrived in the “post antibiotic era” (according to some), which any reader of the Breeze will know is up …

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Listen: How A Wisconsin Senator Is Trying to Prevent A Vape Flavor Ban

Kaiser Health News Midwest Correspondent Lauren Weber joined host Kealey Bultena on Wisconsin Public Radio’s news magazine “Central Time” to discuss Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s role in the politics of vaping. Weber and fellow KHN reporter Rachel Bluth had reported on how the recent crackdowns on vaping amid a surge of mysterious lung injuries are …

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Viewpoints: Time For Adults To Get Up To Speed On Life-Saving Vaccinations; Mental Health Professionals In Schools Could Help Prevent Shootings Like Santa Clarita’s

Opinion writers weigh in on these public health topics and others important health issues. Stat: Vaccination Saves Lives. Why Do So Few Adults Get Vaccinated?For many adults — especially those who are older, those with other significant medical conditions, or those who are pregnant — vaccination should be a cornerstone of preventive health care. Yet …

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Perspectives: Lessons On Stopping Rising Health Care Costs, Which ‘Medicare For All’ Won’t Do; Even With Health Insurance, Look Out For Big Bills

Editorial pages focus on ways to reduce health care costs and other health care issues. Los Angeles Times: ‘Medicare For All’ Won’t Fix Soaring Healthcare CostsThe idea of “Medicare for all” advanced another step with the recent release of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s more detailed health proposal. It is expansive and bold, and has brought some …

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Longer Looks: Abortion Wars; Self-Harm And Social Media; A Cancer Story; And More

Each week, KHN finds interesting reads from around the Web. The Atlantic: Abortion Is An Unwinnable ArgumentIn 1956, two American physicians, J. A. Presley and W. E. Brown, colleagues at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, decided that four recent admissions to their hospital were significant enough to warrant a published report. “Lysol-Induced Criminal …

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Children Are Having Exposure To Pornography Younger And Younger, But Little Guidance Is Being Offered By Adults In Navigating It

Experts say that watching pornography can rewire a child’s brain. But even though it’s unlikely adults will succeed in blocking them from watching it, there’s little help being offered to the young people to help them navigate it more safely. In other public health news: the flu, sugar intake for infants, hibernation, mental health, sleep, …

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Trying To Prevent Overdose Deaths: Philadelphia Is Gearing Up To Open First Safe Injection Sites In U.S.

Philadelphia has become the epicenter for overdose deaths as the epidemic shifts from rural areas to urban ones. City leaders hope to follow practices in other countries that allow tens of thousands of illicit drug users to consume heroin and other drugs in supervised facilities instead of in back alleys and parks. The Department of …

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State Highlights: NYC Outlines Plans To Train 18,000 City Workers To Help Homeless; Jury Finds Baltimore Paint Firm Liable For Child’s Lead Exposure In Study

Media outlets report on news from New York, Maryland, California, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Florida, Connecticut, Tennessee, South Dakota, and Arizona. The New York Times: New York To Use 18,000 City Workers To Identify And Help HomelessNew York City will direct more than 18,000 of its municipal workers to use 311 to give …

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The Death Toll For Florida’s Decision Not To Expand Medicaid: 2,776 Lives

“What the report shows for the first time is the scale of the impact of that access and just how many lives are truly saved or lost because of the ability to connect to care and maintain that connection to care, particularly for people who have chronic conditions,” said Alison Yager, director of policy advocacy …

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‘Dramatic’ Drop In Arrests Of Migrant Families, Children Along Border; Officials Cite Aid From Mexican Police, ‘Consequences’ As Reasons

Migrant apprehensions were down for a fifth consecutive month in October, a 31 percent decrease from October 2018 and a 73 percent drop from the year’s high in May, the U.S. Border Patrol reported. Single adult migrants comprised the bulk of those apprehended. News on the border crisis is on federally funded shelter programs and …

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Ohio Lawmakers Introduce Personhood Bill Despite Court Rulings In The Past Blocking Similar Legislation

Along with legally recognizing the fetus as a person, the legislation would also mean that anyone who preforms an abortion would be “subject to already existing murder statutes.” The bill is just one of many strict regulations that lawmakers have been pushing through the courts this year. The Washington Post: Ohio Lawmakers Propose Bill That …

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Surgeon General’s Marijuana Warning Omits Crucial Context

“Marijuana has a unique impact on the developing brain. It can prime your brain for addiction to other substances.” Surgeon General Jerome Adams, in remarks at a substance abuse conference Speaking about a recent federal advisory on marijuana, Dr. Jerome Adams, the surgeon general, put a new spin on long-standing admonitions about the drug. This …

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Our Best Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes: Mac and Cheese, Pumpkin Pie, Mashed Potatoes and More

Whether you’re cooking a full-on vegan Thanksgiving this year, or just hosting a few vegan guests, you’ll find all the vegan holiday recipes you need. Here are our best vegan Thanksgiving recipes. Vegan Thanksgiving Side Dishes Sides are almost everyone’s favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal. We have recipes for vegan stuffing and mashed potatoes, …

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KHN’s ‘What The Health’: Spending Bill Slowdown

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The fiscal year started a month and a half ago, but Congress has still not agreed on an annual spending bill for the Department of Health and Human Services – or any of the other annual spending bills that fund the government. Meanwhile, Congress IS …

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Model Molly Simms Just Shared a 20-Minute Circuit Workout on Instagram—and Her Abs Look Amazing  

Molly Simms Shares 20-Minute Circuit Workout on Instagram – HealthCloseDown TrianglePreviousClosePreviousNextNextNextPreviousPreviousPreviousPreviousPreviousPreviousDown TrianglePreviousellipsisMailiphoneImage zoomCloseCloseClose Top Navigation Explore Health Profile Menu Follow us Share options View image Model Molly Simms Just Shared a 20-Minute Circuit Workout on Instagram—and Her Abs Look Amazing   this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility …

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