California Governor and Democratic Lawmakers at Odds Over Billions in Health Care Funds
Gov. Gavin Newsom is getting pressure from his political allies to begin spending money on health care that the state raised by fining Californians who go without health insurance. But Newsom says the state can’t afford to.
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Many People Living in the 'Diabetes Belt' Are Plagued With Medical Debt
The “Diabetes Belt,” as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, comprises 644 mostly Southern counties where diabetes rates are high. Of those counties, KFF Health News and NPR found, more than half also have high levels of medical debt.
Mammograms at 40? Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Spark Fresh Debate
There is no direct evidence that screening women in their 40s will save lives, yet modeling suggests expanding routine mammography to include them might avert 1.3 deaths per 1,000. Highlighting the risk of false positives, some specialists call for a more personalized approach.
Cardiovascular Disease Is Primed to Kill More Older Adults, Especially Blacks and Hispanics
Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer of older Americans, with Black and Hispanic people at higher risk. Despite medical advances, researchers say, disparities are expected to worsen in the coming decades.
A Catch-22 for Clinics: State Bans Limit Abortion Counseling. Federal Title X Rules Require It.
Denials of Health Insurance Claims Are Rising — And Getting Weirder
A Trans Teen No Longer Feels Welcome in Florida. So She Left.
When an Anti-Vaccine Activist Runs for President
This Panel Will Decide Whose Medicine to Make Affordable. Its Choice Will Be Tricky.
California Hospitals Seek a Broad Bailout, but They Don’t All Need It
As Water Levels Drop, the Risk of Arsenic Rises
Domestic Violence Shelters Move Out of Hiding
Abortion Bans Are Driving Off Doctors and Closing Clinics, Putting Basic Health Care at Risk