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A quick exam to evaluate labor in a small triage room can generate substantial charges.
Services are at the center of heated negotiations on Capitol Hill among Democrats as they seek to expand a number of social programs.
Granting Medicare broad authority to intervene in setting prices has divided Democrats.
It wasn't easy for Maryland to enact its unique healthcare system.
The shortage of beds and mental health workers has collided with an increasing, pandemic-driven demand for mental health treatment.
St. Luke's, a clinic with a staff of four in a nondescript shopping center, offers an unorthodox combination of concierge-style medicine for the well-off and charity care for the uninsured.
EMS crews have been busier than ever this year, as people who delayed getting care during the COVID-19 pandemic have grown progressively sicker.
The mandates mark the first time nursing homes have been told how to spend payments from the government programs and residents.
More than 300 public health leaders have resigned or retired as the country struggles to recover from the worst pandemic in a century.
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After four people were murdered in one week in early September — all in the same Washington, D.C., neighborhood — residents made a plea for help...