AHA, ADA, and Others Express Concern Around Proposed Legislation to Protect Those With Preexisting ConditionsSeptember 07, 2018
The American Heart Association has published a statement in opposition of the latest Senate healthcare bill aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act.
The latest proposed change to immigration policy from the White House may have serious effects on health care.
Despite a reversal of the Trump administration family separation policy, more than 2000 children are still separated from their parents or legal guardians.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could affect what evidence physicians may present in defense during medical malpractice suits.
Because they're busy looking in different directions, "innocent until proven guilty" and "first, do no harm" don't always get along.
Researchers Question DEA Hydrocodone Schedule Change in Light of Postoperative Prescribing Practice DataAugust 22, 2018
The US Drug Enforcement Administration rescheduled hydrocodone-containing analgesics from schedule III to schedule II in October 2014.
Both generic and brand manufacturers are protected from legal liability from failure-to-warn claims in most jurisdictions.
Before the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies could deny coverage to patients based on genetic testing results.
In a move that shocked world health officials, the Trump administration indicated its opposition to a resolution intended to encourage breastfeeding among new mothers
Republicans who have fought against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for years are at a crossroads after their opposition largely failed.
The healthcare community, having eradicated a number of deadly diseases, should approach these alcohol-driven fatalities as a disease and launch a comprehensive, coordinated, and sustained effort to eliminate roadway deaths.
The AMA policy came in response to recently approved state Medicaid waivers that block patients from Medicaid for up to six months for not meeting deadlines or paperwork requirements.
Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced a bipartisan bill in June 2018 (S.3032) that would exempt most marijuana-related activities from the Controlled Substances Act when they are allowed under state or tribal law.
The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates has adopted policy to increase the number of people who obtain coverage through the Affordable Care Act by making marketplace plans more affordable.
Mental Health Organizations Urge Administration to Stop Separating Parents and Children at US BorderJuly 25, 2018
Citing the high degree of stress and possible lifelong trauma children can experience as the result of a forced separation, the mental health organizations noted that the policy could result in an increased risk for many mental illnesses.
The FDA has the ability within its governing laws to reveal to the public the reasons for its decisions to reject or approve drugs.
The zero tolerance immigration policy implemented by the Trump Administration in spring 2018 resulted in divisive political commentary that further delineated the line between parties.
The 340B Drug Pricing Program was designed to improve revenue generation among hospitals by allowing participating centers to purchase specific outpatient drugs at a wholesale discount.
The White House announced earlier this month a plan to freeze billions of dollars of risk-adjustment payments scheduled to go to insurers through the Affordable Care Act.
CMS issued a proposal to update payment policies, quality provisions, and payment rates for services under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule on or after January 1, 2019.
This year, as many as 33 physicians have run against incumbents for their seats in Congress.
The practice of family separations has been described by the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics as a "form of child abuse."
The White House says this shift will address the "fragmented federal oversight" of food safety and public health.
While politicians celebrate the passage of the Right to Try Act, physicians must closely monitor the outcomes to mitigate the potential consequences of this law.
Title III of the ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in "places of public accommodation," mandating that areas open to the public remain accessible to individuals with mobility impairments.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra expressed concern that the ruling would create "needless" barriers between women and access to medical care.
Although the Affordable Care Act reduced the percentage of uninsured Americans from 20.3% to 12.6%, differences in quality of care still persist.
The proportion of deaths that occurred in an acute care hospital decreased from 32.6% to 19.8% among Medicare fee-for-service decedents.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra pledged to lead the fight to protect the Affordable Care Act.
Despite adding his signature to the VA Mission Act, President Donald Trump is now fighting a bipartisan plan to fund the much-needed expansion to veterans' health care.