Trump's Work-For-Medicaid Rule Puts Work On States’ Shoulders

States that opt to change their Medicaid program must figure out how to delineate who is covered by the new mandate, how to enforce the rules and how to handle the people seeking exemptions. In California, leaders say, it's a non-starter.

Inside The Global Race To Deliver A Vital Radioactive Isotope Used To Detect Cancer

Moly-99, as it’s called, is created in just six government-owned nuclear research reactors — none in North America — raising concerns about the reliability of the supply.

Kentucky Is First State Granted Approval For Medicaid Work Requirements

The program will also set monthly premiums for Medicaid coverage and penalties for those who don’t make the payments.

Hospital Honchos Hone New Message In Wake Of Opioid Crisis: Expect Pain

"We really do have a lot of responsibility and culpability," says one hospital official who is part of a working group trying to address the opioid epidemic. Patients have to expect more pain after surgery and understand the risk of addiction, says another doctor.

With CHIP Funds Running Low, Doctors And Parents Scramble To Cover Kids’ Needs

Doctors are advising patients to be sure to fill medication orders now or are giving away drugs to make sure children have enough if their insurance disappears.

Podcast: 'What The Health?' Should You Work For Your Medicaid Coverage?

In this episode of “What The Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Sarah Kliff of, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss possible new work requirements for Medicaid recipients and the latest on renewing the Children’s Health Insurance Program, plus Rovner interviews Princeton health historian Paul Starr.

J.P. Morgan Health Conference All About The Deals Amid Uncertainty For Millions

The lofty ideas floated and billion-dollar deals sealed at J.P. Morgan’s elite annual conference stand in stark contrast to the uncertainty that clouds health care outside its confines.

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California Counties Experience Elevated Flu Activity

In California, flu struck surprisingly early and hard this season. As of December 30, the California Department of Public Health reported elevated flu activity in all of the state’s 58 county. The state’s warmer temperatures typically mean people are less confined indoors and result in a later flu season compared with other regions. Health experts aren’t sure why this season is different.

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