By Julie Appleby – If you live in one state, does it matter that the doctor treating you online is in another? Surprisingly, the answer is yes, and the ability to conduct certain virtual appointments may be nearing an end.Read More
The Health Law
By Markian Hawryluk – With the nation’s capital mired in gridlock and the Affordable Care Act facing a dire legal challenge, the prospects of lowering health care costs for Americans this year seem unlikely. Just don’t tell that to Coloradans.
By Jordan Rau – Medicare cut payments to 2,583 hospitals recently, continuing the Affordable Care Act’s eight-year campaign to financially pressure hospitals into reducing the number of patients who return for a second stay within a month.
By Shefali Luthra – In an almost uniform response to the impending exit of Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, city and county public health officials are urging the Trump administration to go bigger in its response to adolescents’ growing use of e-cigarettes.
By Phil Galewitz – The fallout from the recent federal court ruling that struck down the Medicaid work requirement in Kentucky was swift.
By Mary Agnes Carey – HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell hailed the health law’s 2016 enrollment gains and said the department was already beginning to gear up for the next enrollment period. In addition to the health law, Burwell’s agency is juggling many other priorities these days.