Growing numbers of physicians say they support a single-payer health care system, a 180-degree turn in opinion over a decade.
Tobacco industry bankrolled an effort to stall the city’s new anti-tobacco ordinance, which business owners argue would lead to millions in lost sales annually.
The change would not be expected to have much long-term effect on the number of uninsured people. But it could cause a shift in which plans are popular with marketplace customers.
The increase — 46 percent over the past eight years — isn’t because the number of new kidney failure cases is rising. It’s because dialysis patients are living longer.
Individuals who require very specialized care for their health are advised to make their case when a plan doesn’t cover their doctor.
A growing number of California counties are deploying RVs to address the mental health needs of residents in isolated regions.
In the first year of payments for advance-care planning sessions, once decried as ”death panels,“ use is higher than expected, new data show.
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