The dialysis industry spent about $2.5 million in California on lobbying and campaign contributions in the first half of this year in its ongoing battle to thwart regulation, according to a California Healthline analysis of campaign finance reports filed with the state. Last year, dialysis companies poured a record-breaking $111 million into a campaign to defeat a ballot … [Read more...] about Dialysis Industry Spends Big To Protect Profits
Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Before “Medicare for All,” there was just Medicare, the very popular program that serves 60 million Americans age 65 and older or younger people with certain disabilities. But while Medicare is much loved by most of those it serves, it is anything but simple. This week KHN’s “What … [Read more...] about KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: All About Medicare
Why does e-cigarette maker Juul advertise its product on TV when cigarette ads are banned? The short answer: Because it can. For nearly 50 years, cigarette advertising has been banned from TV and radio. But electronic cigarettes — those battery-operated devices that often resemble oversized USB flash drives with flavored nicotine “pods” that clip in on the end … [Read more...] about Joe Camel Was Forced Out Of Ads. So Why Is Juul Allowed On TV?
The first time Lori Tipton tried MDMA, she was skeptical it would make a difference. “I really was, at the beginning, very nervous,” Tipton said. MDMA is the main ingredient in the club drug known as ecstasy or molly. But Tipton wasn’t taking pills sold on the street to get high. She was trying to treat her post-traumatic stress disorder by participating in a … [Read more...] about MDMA, Or Ecstasy, Shows Promise As A PTSD Treatment
Kaiser Health News reporter Emmarie Huetteman joined Connecticut Public Radio’s Lucy Nalpathanchil on the “Where We Live” program Tuesday to talk about Democratic presidential candidates’ health care plans. She discussed how the current Medicare program works and how some candidates, including Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Kamala Harris of … [Read more...] about Democrats’ Different Takes On Tackling Health Care