Month: October 2018
The English professor from Eureka, Calif., always had been sensitive to ingredients in skin creams and cosmetics. This time, however, the antifungal cream she was prescribed to treat her persistent rash seemed to make things worse. Was she allergic to that, too?
California Nurses Move Their ‘Medicare-for-all’ Fight to the National Stage
The union representing 100,000 nurses across California has shifted its “Medicare-for-all” campaign from California to the national stage, perhaps relieving political pressure on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom to fulfill what the union sees as his top campaign promise: Delivering a single-payer health care system in the nation’s largest state.
President Trump proposed on Thursday that Medicare pay for certain prescription drugs based on the prices paid in other advanced industrial countries — a huge change that could save money for the government and for millions of Medicare beneficiaries.
The lobbying groups for U.S. drugmakers aren’t happy about President Donald Trump’s plan to borrow from Europe’s system of paying for some high-cost drugs.
Spending Against Dialysis Ballot Measure In California Breaks Record
With the midterm election less than two weeks away, the dialysis industry has made Proposition 8 the most expensive on the California ballot this year — and has broken the record for spending by one side on any statewide ballot measure.
It’s been a year of playing defense for DaVita Inc., one of the country’s largest dialysis providers.
The health-care industry has given $46.7 million to candidates in the midterm elections this year, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, pouring money into a tightly fought battle between Democrats and Republicans over control of Congress.
In California, Novel Initiatives test Cities’ Power – And Will – To Tame Health Costs
At a time of mounting national anger about rising health care prices, the country’s largest union of health workers has sponsored ballot measures in two San Francisco Bay Area cities that would limit how much hospitals and doctors can charge for patient care.
People will no longer face a tax penalty if they choose not to purchase health insurance starting next year, but those who do will find slightly lower rates on Nevada’s Obamacare exchange.
Nevada’s health insurance marketplace is warning millennials that it’s costly to be uninsured as it prepares for its sixth open enrollment period.