It’s bad enough that a patient has a health emergency so dire it requires a helicopter ride to make it to the hospital in time. But then comes the bill, which can approach six figures and for which insurance coverage is often spotty. In this Facebook Live discussion, Diane Webber, a senior editor at KHN who has coordinated coverage of the issue, talks with senior editor … [Read more...] about Facebook Live: What About Those Sky-High Air Ambulance Costs?
Friday, Oct 19 2018 8:49 AM full issue President Donald Trump weighed in on the issue that has been used frequently against Republican candidates on the trail who supported getting rid of the health law. The Washington Post: Trump Says ‘All Republicans’ Back Protections For Preexisting Conditions, Despite Repeated Attempts To Repeal Obamacare … [Read more...] about Trump: All Republicans Want To Protect Preexisting Conditions Coverage, And ‘If They Don’t, They Will After I Speak To Them’
Friday, Oct 19 2018 8:49 AM full issue With the purchase, the Swiss company is adding to its arsenal of radiopharmaceuticals, a new group of drugs designed to more closely target cancer cells. The Wall Street Journal: Novartis To Buy Cancer-Drug Maker Endocyte For $2.1 Billion In other pharmaceutical news — Stat: Clovis, With New Study … [Read more...] about Novartis Plans To Pay $2.1 Billion For U.S. Company Developing New Prostate Cancer Treatment
Friday, Oct 19 2018 8:49 AM full issue The court has ordered that four Ohio cities and counties must identify 500 medically unnecessary prescriptions and 300 residents who became addicted or were harmed from opioid prescriptions. Meanwhile, the chair of a FDA panel is speaking out against his concern over the panel's recommendation for a powerful opioid. The … [Read more...] about Judge Orders Ohio Cities Suing Purdue Over Opioid Crisis To Come Up With Proof Of Specific Harm Done
Friday, Oct 19 2018 8:49 AM full issue The Trump administration defends the increasing number of days that the children are being held, saying it is a result of both the large number of kids passing through the shelters and the increased scrutiny given to potential sponsors to ensure children are placed in safe environments. But critics raise concerns about … [Read more...] about Length Of Time Detained Immigrant Children Are Being Held By Government Is Climbing