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The big contributions that lawmakers are getting signal that the pharmaceutical industry is building loyalty ahead of the 2020 elections.
The Cowboy State hopes to undercut the free market by using Medicaid to treat air ambulances like a public utility.
Health researchers say these measures are part of a broader national shift in the doctor-patient relationship.
This year's political spending is aimed at killing a bill in the California legislature that would disrupt the industry's business model — and likely reduce its profits.
While home dialysis is convenient for patients, it can also be isolating, fraught with anxiety, technologically challenging and burdensome.
How companies like EmpowerHMS were able to drive so many hospitals into the ground so quickly is a story about the fragility of health care in rural America.
The loss of the longtime hospital in Fort Scott, Kan., forces trauma patients to deal with changing services and expectations.
If policymakers have their way, older adults with serious, irreversible kidney disease will increasingly turn to home dialysis.
After guidelines for operations were issued in October 2017, surgeons in Michigan reduced by nearly one-third the number of pills they prescribed, with no reported drop in patient satisfaction.
Critics worry the delays come at a steep cost: Medicare paying for millions of unnecessary exams and patients subject to radiation for no medical benefit.