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Watch: What You Should Know About The New Rule On Short-Term Health Plans Feature
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Watch: What You Should Know About The New Rule On Short-Term Health Plans

Video discussion about the problems with short term health plans – also known as "skinny plans," which may have lower monthly premiums, but will not provide the benefits or protections required by the ACA.

Importation of Prescription Drugs—Soothing Salve or Irritating Lotion?
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Importation of Prescription Drugs—Soothing Salve or Irritating Lotion?

Importation of prescription drugs to lower costs is being proposed by the Trump Administration using demonstration projects and other pathways. Safety concerns and monitoring have yet to be addressed, but it could be human experimentation without informed

Health Insurers Want You To Try Cheaper Drugs First, but That Can Hurt You
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Health Insurers Want You To Try Cheaper Drugs First, but That Can Hurt You

Insurance companies sometimes try to cut costs by substituting less expensive drugs for a specific drug prescription. That's raising problems in many cases, and actually causing harm.

Analysis: A Health Care Overhaul Could Kill 2 Million Jobs, And That's OK
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Analysis: A Health Care Overhaul Could Kill 2 Million Jobs, And That's OK

Health reform proposals like Medicare-for-all or Single Payer would shift around the health care system and could produce cost savings, but those savings would in part come from the elimination of jobs for insurance brokers, hospital staff, and others.

House Hagglers Zero In On Single-Payer And It All Comes Down To Two Little Words
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House Hagglers Zero In On Single-Payer And It All Comes Down To Two Little Words

Congressional Budget Office experts outlined the complexities of implementing an overhaul of America’s health insurance system.

Opioids: An Evolving Health Crisis for Women
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Opioids: An Evolving Health Crisis for Women

Opioids such as heroin and fentanyl, continue to harm women and families. Women are at greater risk for OUD because of biologic differences, and women also have higher rates of chronic pain.

Stories of African-American Women Aging With HIV: 'My Life Wasn't What I Hoped It to Be'
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Stories of African-American Women Aging With HIV: 'My Life Wasn't What I Hoped It to Be'

African-American women aging with HIV often have histories of abuse and trauma, in addition to other medical conditions. A few share their stories.

Podcast: KHN's 'What The Health?' Is 'Medicare For All' Losing Steam?
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Podcast: KHN's 'What The Health?' Is 'Medicare For All' Losing Steam?

Experienced health care journalists discuss Medicare for all (also known as Single Payer) and why enthusiasm may be decreasing; proposals to increase the age to purchase tobacco; and surprise medical bills.

Did The ACA Create Preexisting Condition Protections For People In Employer Plans?
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Did The ACA Create Preexisting Condition Protections For People In Employer Plans?

Protections for preexisting conditions for most people with job-based insurance predated the Affordable Care Act by more than a decade.

Violence Against Women Is Overlooked in Its Role in Opioid Epidemic
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Violence Against Women Is Overlooked in Its Role in Opioid Epidemic

Women who are subject to violence – often from intimate partners – are more likely to turn to opioids or other substances leading to further health and life problems, including increased risk for HIV infection.

Use Of Buprenorphine To Treat Opioid Addiction Proliferates In California
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Use Of Buprenorphine To Treat Opioid Addiction Proliferates In California

Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in California with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) has increased through greater use of Buprenorphine – one of two major medicines used to treat OUD.

Are Surprises Ahead For Legislation To Curb Surprise Medical Bills?
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Are Surprises Ahead For Legislation To Curb Surprise Medical Bills?

Limiting surprise medical bills – when someone gets a bill for health care that is much larger than they had expected is an area of bipartisan agreement in Congress.

New Prescription Drug Proposal Will Help Women and Their Families
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New Prescription Drug Proposal Will Help Women and Their Families

Rebates paid from pharmaceutical companies to pharmaceutical benefit managers are increasing, driving up costs for patients, and possibly increasing overall drug spending and prices.

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