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A New York City woman, worried that her sore throat might be strep, got swabbed at her doctor’s office. The sample was sent to an out-of-network lab for sophisticated DNA tests ― with a price tag similar to a new SUV.
Sutter Health will pay $575 million to settle a high-profile antitrust case filed by California’s attorney general. In addition, it has agreed to end a host of practices that the state alleged unfairly stifled competition.
Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health care policy stories each week, so you don’t have to.
These numbers are stark.
‘Medication insecurity’ is a thing.
Candidates again sparred over “Medicare for All” and other approaches to health reform — but this time they waited more than two hours before wading into health policy issues.
The Texas Medical Board bowed out of the rule-making process for a new law protecting consumers from surprise medical bills. Advocates hailed the new rules written by the state insurance regulators.
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tenn., sued thousands of patients for unpaid medical bills. Journalist Wendi Thomas wrote about it. Months later, the hospital dropped 6,500 lawsuits.
The administration’s proposed rule to allow states to bring in prescription medications isn’t expected to provide immediate relief.
Kaiser Health News correspondent Shefali Luthra was among the guests on the podcast “Today, Explained” to talk about PrEP.