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.
The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), will be considered by the entire House of Representatives after passing the House Energy and Commerce Committee in a 53-0 vote last month.
Several experts called the House GOP manifesto presented by Speaker Paul Ryan a rehash of old conservative ideas that Republicans have never seriously tried to implement.
This week, the nation's highest court will weigh in on abortion case Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt.
The Senate Special Committee of Aging heard from best-selling author and surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande on Thursday, who said the system of care for people with serious, life-limiting illnesses is "often inadequate and inhumane."
A new study looks at how strict gun reform measures implemented 20 years ago in Australia may have caused gun-related deaths and mass shootings to plummet.
President Barack Obama says he will veto a bill allowing purchases of over-the-counter medications from health savings accounts. Under current law, drug expenses are eligible only if prescribed by a physician.
The deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history has evoked an immediate call for swift government action to address gun violence. But lost in the emotional debate about public safety and Second Amendment rights is evidence-based data to inform policy.