Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Taxes, Medicare And The Year-End Mess

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post discuss the possible impact of the tax bill on the Medicare program, confirmation hearings for a new secretary of Health and Human Services and the future of the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Plus, for “extra credit,” the panelists recommend their favorite health stories of the week.

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Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Taxes, Medicare And The Year-End Mess

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post discuss the possible impact of the tax bill on the Medicare program, confirmation hearings for a new secretary of Health and Human Services and the future of the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Plus, for “extra credit,” the panelists recommend their favorite health stories of the week.

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If Your Insurer Covers Few Therapists, Is That Really Mental Health Parity?

Behavioral care was four times more likely to be out-of-network than medical or surgical care, an analysis by Milliman shows.

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Hospitals With History Get A Second Life

The number of hospitals across the country has plummeted, but many old buildings are being resuscitated as apartments and condos.

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Patients With Rare Diseases And Congress Square Off Over Orphan Drug Tax Credits

The House and Senate want to reduce or eliminate federal tax credits for “orphan drugs” used to treat rare diseases, but patients are fighting against the plan.

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Straight From The Patient’s Mouth: Videos Can Clearly State Your End-Of-Life Wishes

Video advance directives enable people to speak directly to their families and physicians about their wishes for end-of-life care. 

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University Was Tipped Off To Possible Unauthorized Trials Of Herpes Vaccine

Southern Illinois University has concluded its researcher violated university rules and U.S. law.

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The Ratcheting Cost Of The Pneumococcal Vaccine: What Gives?

The price for Pfizer’s Prevnar 13 has increased 5 to 6 percent each year since its 2010 approval by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Teaching Teens The Perils Of Pot As Marketplace Grows

The legalization of recreational marijuana in California and other states poses an added challenge for drug education programs targeting youths.

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Doctors Make Big Money Testing Urine For Drugs, Then Ignore Abnormal Results

Medicare and insurers struggle to oversee a booming business in testing urine samples. In some cases, pain doctors’ lack of follow-through can turn fatal.

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