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A 'No-Brainer'? Calls Grow For Medicare To Cover Anti-Rejection Drugs After Kidney Transplant

Banking on new cost estimates, a bipartisan coalition in Congress is poised to try — once again — to end a three-year limit on coverage for lifesaving medication required to keep the organs functioning.

Podcast

'An Arm And A Leg': Journalist Learns The Hard Way That CPAP Compliance Pays

Check the fine print. When you get a prescription for expensive medical equipment, you may need to follow the doctor’s orders — to the letter — to get your health insurance company to pay up.

An Arm and a Leg

I’m A CPAP Dropout: Why Many Lose Sleep Over Apnea Treatment

An estimated 18 million American adults have sleep apnea. The go-to treatment — a CPAP machine — offers a healthy restful night’s sleep, but many people struggle to use it. As many as 50% of patients stop using the device.

Pain Meds As Public Nuisance? Oklahoma Tests A Legal Strategy Against Opioid Maker

Oklahoma is seeking $17 billion in damages from Johnson & Johnson, the pharmaceutical giant. After a seven-week trial, a judge will decide if the opioid drugmaker is liable and if so, for how much.

‘Climate Grief’: Fears About The Planet’s Future Weigh On Americans’ Mental Health

Although there’s no official clinical diagnosis, the psychiatric and psychological communities have names for the phenomenon of worrying about the Earth’s fate: “climate distress,” “climate grief,” “climate anxiety” or “eco-anxiety.” The concept also is gradually making its way into the public consciousness in television shows and movies.

Insurers Running Medicare Advantage Plans Overbill Taxpayers By Billions As Feds Struggle To Stop It

An enhanced government effort to catch insurers that overcharge Medicare faces resistance from the insurance industry.

As Temperatures Climb, A New Push To Keep Workers Safe

Over the past decade, more than 350 workers nationwide have died from heat-related illness, and tens of thousands have had heat-related problems serious enough that they missed at least one day of work. Proposed federal legislation, modeled on California regulations, would create the first national standards for protecting workers from heat-related stress.

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Special Coverage

Drug Users Armed With Naloxone Double As Medics On Streets Of San Francisco

 

Postcard From Sacramento

Vaccine Drama

On display in California's capitol

'Medieval Diseases' Flare

Outbreaks of infectious diseases are resurging in California and around the country, particularly among homeless populations.

Heat And Violence

Twin threats for asylum-seekers waiting at the border

An Arm And A Leg

An Arm and a Leg

Why you should take a peek at your doctor’s notes on your health.

Diabetic Amputations

A ‘shameful metric’ of inadequate care

Psychiatric ERs

Hospitals are opening emergency units that calmly cater to patients with mental health needs.

Look Up Your California Hospital

Is it being penalized by Medicare?

Public Health

How measles detectives work to contain an outbreak.

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Medi-Cal Enrollment Among Immigrant Kids Stalls, Then Falls. Is Fear To Blame?

Enrollment among undocumented immigrant children in California’s Medicaid program started strong before stagnating and then falling. Although this decline is similar to an enrollment decline among all children in Medicaid nationwide, experts believe there are different reasons behind it.

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