A widely supported bill to let Washington State University open a medical school in Spokane hit a snag when a Seattle lawmaker asked the school to promise that it would not limit teaching on reproductive health or end-of-life care because of its partnerships with religious hospitals.
A Republican congressman is brushing off criticism from conservatives angry that he didn't vote to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare law.
Colorado lawmakers rejected a proposal to give dying patients the option to seek doctors' help ending their lives, concluding a long day of emotional testimony from more than 100 people.
Terminally ill patients could get access to drugs that have passed the first stage of federal approval under legislation being considered by Indiana lawmakers.
The FDA is giving further latitude to health IT under its jurisdiction with a pair of now-final guidances, which industry observers feel are friendly to innovation.
Three Republican lawmakers are proposing tax credits and greater leeway for states and health insurers as the GOP unveils its first plan this year for repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul.
Legislation to ease Medicaid coverage in other states for children with complex conditions has captured bipartisan support in Congress, but could fall victim to Obamacare politics.
The Republican-controlled House has once again voted along party lines to repeal the healthcare law that stands as President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement.
President Barack Obama's budget proposal would slash more than $415 billion in Medicare funding over the next 10 years—largely echoing previous editions—and he inserted several provisions that would advance the administration's effort to move Medicare to value-based payments.
It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate's 100 members embraced it. With Republicans now controlling both chambers of Congress, the chances for repealing the 2.3% tax on medical devices are better than ever, but it won't be easy.
Democrats on the House Energy & Commerce Committee have withdrawn support from legislation that would loosen regulatory requirements on a broad range of new healthcare technologies, sources close to the legislative discussions say.
Nearly 400 organizations are opposing proposals to compel drug companies to give Medicare rebates for prescriptions dispensed to low-income beneficiaries. On Tuesday, they sent a letter to House members warning that such a change could increase premium costs by 20% to 40% for seniors and even limit...