Why Does an FDA Page About Abortion Pills Cite Murders and Overdoses as 'Associated With' the Drugs?
There's no evidence that medication abortion caused these deaths.
Is Medical Marijuana the Solution to the Veteran Opioid Crisis?
Studies suggest that medical cannabis might be an effective PTSD treatment. The VA has come out against bills that would allow for further research.
A Federal Judge Blocks the Trump Administration's Plan to Lower Drug Prices
President Donald Trump pledged to lower drug costs by forcing companies to disclose their list prices in ads. But would the plan have even worked in the first place?
It's Not 'Despair' That's Killing Working-Class Americans; It's Hard Work and Poverty
New research casts doubt on the trendy diagnosis of "hopelessness."
'These Maternal Deaths Could Have Been Avoided': A Closer Look at the Major New Study Finding That Abortions Don't Harm Women's Health
This research is particularly important at a time when states across the country are passing new laws concerning abortion.
Why Aren't States Doing More to Lower the Cost of Insulin?
Insulin pricing is yet another case where state lawmakers can choose whether or not to save the lives of their constituents.
California May Extend Medicaid to Undocumented Immigrants. Will Trump Weaken the Plan?
This week, the state came one step closer to becoming the first to extend Medicaid to all undocumented immigrants.
A Fifth Migrant Child Died in U.S. Custody. Why Does This Keep Happening?
The government is keeping children in rudimentary detention facilities for extended periods of time, in the care of agents who are not trained to recognize when children are ill.
House Democrats Unveil a Broad Infrastructure Package Targeting Climate Change
The proposal allocates tens of billions of dollars in funding to combat a variety of issues, including drinking water, broadband access, and health care.
One Reason Migrant Children Are Dying in Government Custody: Authorities Can't Tell When They're Sick
Two recent deaths have renewed questions about whether or not the government can adequately care for minors in its custody.
Will Including Prescription Drug Prices in Ads Drive Down Prices?
A new rule will soon require most drug ads on TV to state the drug's list price. Here's what the science says about how people will likely react.
Out-of-Network Medical Bills Are a Problem. Health-Care Networks Are a Bigger One.
There's bipartisan consensus on curbing "surprise medical bills," but the American health-care system's flaws run much deeper.
House Calls Can Lead to Dramatically Better Health Outcomes Among the Elderly
Research shows that house calls are an excellent way to deliver care, providing better outcomes and lowering costs. So why aren't we funding more of them?
Viewfinder: Senator Chris Murphy Holds a Press Conference With Fellow Democratic Senators on Protecting Medicaid
United States Senator Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) speaks during a news conference on health care on April 30th, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
For Incarcerated Hepatitis C Patients, Adequate Treatment Is Hard to Come By
Ninety-seven percent of prisoners with the disease are unable to access proper medical care in correctional facilities across the country.
The GOP Movement to Gut Medicaid Has Come to Tennessee
Tennessee has been purging people from its Medicaid rolls, while the legislature is working to promote caps on the program.
HIV Rates Are Rising in States That Didn't Expand Medicaid
Dramatically reducing HIV infections in the next decade will prove very difficult—and may be impossible with cuts to Medicaid or the repeal of the ACA.
Bernie Says Immigration Threatens the Social Safety Net. Research Shows Otherwise.
The Vermont senator shares the same zero-sum mindset on immigration as his Republican counterparts, including Donald Trump.
Viewfinder: House Democrats Ask Why the White House Supports an Effort to End Obamacare
Representative Steven Horsford (D-Nevada) speaks during a news conference on April 9th, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
The Courts Are Making It Harder to Restrict Medicaid Through Work Requirements
But the Trump administration's attacks on Medicaid are nowhere near finished.
Medicare for All Might Require Student Debt Relief to Work
High doctor pay keeps American health-care costs high. Without debt relief, it will be hard to get doctors on board for lower pay.
Worries About Health-Care Costs Cut Across Party Lines
But Republicans are far more likely to think that the United States' quality of care is among the best in the world.
Offering Health Check-Ups in Barbershops Could Transform Health Care for Black Men in America
New initiatives are addressing the social causes of diseases—which often means leaving the clinical setting.