In a Texas court Wednesday, Republican attorneys general will seek an overturn of the Affordable Care Act by leveraging a Democratic argument that elimination of the individual mandate penalty makes the law's coverage protections unfeasible.
With motions to adjourn and postpone the hearings, Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats tried to stall proceedings for the contentious confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Patients' Kafkaesque experiences with out-of-network bills and opaque healthcare bureaucracies are common. But there's no sign yet that help is on the way from federal policymakers.
A patient bill of rights almost made it into law two decades ago.
President Donald Trump's second SCOTUS pick Brett Kavanaugh begins his confirmation hearings September 4. While abortion and Roe v. Wade are in the spotlight, his positions on other key healthcare issues will come into play, including Obamacare.
A lawsuit aiming to overturn the Affordable Care Act goes before a conservative Texas judge Sept. 5. The health insurance industry and GOP lawmakers are bracing for the potential fallout.
California's State Assembly passed a bill requiring hospitals to give patients a plant-based meal option for every meal. While provider groups have recommended similar menu changes, most hospitals have yet to offer vegan meals.
Republican leaders of a key House health committee have asked MedPAC to study how and why hospitals are consolidating at a greater rate—and at what cost.
California's State Assembly and Senate dealt dialysis giants DaVita and Fresenius a setback by passing an insurer-backed bill to crack down on third-party premium assistance advances.
The Senate opioid package includes a bill to let HHS loosen privacy rules for addiction treatment records, but lawmakers will punt the controversial privacy roll-back as well as the so-called IMD exclusion until they confer with their House peers.
Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin has enough signatures to force a congressional vote on the Trump administration's short-term plan rule.
California wants to become the first state to prohibit its health department from imposing a Medicaid work requirement or other conservative policies favored by the Trump administration.