California medical consumers will enjoy strong new protection against surprise out-of-network medical bills starting next July, under a hard-fought bill overwhelmingly approved by the state legislature this week. It's widely expected that Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown will sign it.
Hillary Clinton called on Congress to return to Washington and pass emergency funding to combat Zika during a visit to a Miami neighborhood dealing with the first U.S. outbreak of the disease.
People in diverse corners of healthcare are hopeful new legislation will ease growing consumer anxiety over higher medical deductibles. And it might have a chance of becoming law because the cause comes from rare bipartisan ground.
President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill to curb abuse of heroin and opioid drugs, even as he expressed bitter disappointment with Republicans for not providing more money for addiction treatment.
Roughly 100 national and state medical societies are backing a bill that would exempt drug and device makers from have to report payments made to doctors for participating in continuing medical education or receiving textbooks, journals and educational materials related to CME.
A bill that could save more than $690 million in healthcare costs by reimbursing care planning for Alzheimer's disease is gaining momentum in Congress.
The fate of the first bill in at least 30 years aimed at curbing drug abuse hangs in the Senate. Addiction treatment advocates see passage of the passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act as decriminalizing drug addiction.
In another nod to primary rival Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton is proposing to increase federal money for community health centers and outlining steps to expand access to healthcare across the nation.
The most comprehensive legislation to date aimed at combating the country's opioid addiction epidemic passed overwhelmingly in the House on Friday, despite threats by Democratic lawmakers that they would not support the measure because it lacked sufficient funding.
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a mental health reform bill Wednesday. The move has received praise from advocates, despite being watered down from its original version.
A conference committee's rejection of Democratic legislators' efforts to authorize over $900 million for fighting the opioid abuse epidemic could lead to the bill's failure when it gets to the floor of the Senate.
A potential snag in efforts to pass comprehensive legislation to combat the opioid abuse epidemic involves a recent change that would no longer require states to make it obligatory for providers to review prescription drug monitoring programs before prescribing opioids.