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Delaying vaccines is risky. Many pediatricians say a more gradual approach to vaccinations is better than no vaccinations, but they offer hard advice to parents considering it.
Federal law prohibits Medicare from paying for annual physicals, and patients who get them may be on the hook for the entire amount.
The U.S. government claimed that turning American medical charts into electronic records would make healthcare better, safer, and cheaper. Ten years and $36 billion later, the system is an unholy mess.
Consumers who use alternative portals don't have the same shopping experience as applicants accessing state or federal marketplaces.
A ruling against work requirements in Medicaid would have vast repercussions in states that have been approved for the mandate.
New types of insurance plans are sprouting up as employers face rising costs and individuals who buy their own coverage without an ACA subsidy struggle to pay premiums.
Infectious diseases — some that ravaged populations in the Middle Ages — are resurging in California and around the country, and are hitting homeless populations especially hard.
The battle over healthcare reform is playing out in heated rhetoric on the national stage, and the coalition pushing Medicare-for-all is widening.
Between 2009 and 2017 the wholesale price of a single vial of Humalog, the Eli Lilly and Co.-manufactured insulin, nearly tripled — rising from $92.70 to $274.70.
As healthcare providers battle to get the outbreaks under control, one of their biggest challenges is communicating to people that measles is a menacing disease to be taken seriously.