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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

On August 23, 2019

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health care policy stories each week, so you don't have to.Read more

Addiction Clinics Market Pricey, Unproven Treatments To Desperate Patients

On August 23, 2019

An amino acid infusion called NAD is not approved by the FDA to treat addiction. Yet patients with addiction can be desperate enough to try it, at prices as high as $15,000.Read more

Readers And Tweeters Take Dialysis Providers To Task: Nowhere But In The USA

On August 23, 2019

Kaiser Health News gives readers a chance to comment on a recent batch of stories.Read more

Dialysis Industry Spends Big To Protect Profits

On August 23, 2019

Dialysis companies are fighting a bill in the California legislature that could disrupt their business model. Their weapons: campaign cash and a sophisticated public relations campaign.Read more

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: All About Medicare

On August 22, 2019

Before “Medicare for All,” there was just Medicare, the federal program that provides insurance to 60 million Americans. This week, KHN’s Julie Rovner talks to Tricia Neuman of the Kaiser FaRead more

Feds Pave The Way To Expand Home Dialysis — But Patients Hit Roadblocks

On August 22, 2019

What changes are needed to bring home dialysis to more patients — especially older adults, the fastest-growing group of patients with serious, irreversible kidney disease? We asked nephrologRead more

Shopping Abroad For Cheaper Medication? Here’s What You Need To Know

On August 22, 2019

Americans routinely skirt federal law by crossing into Canada and Mexico or tapping online pharmacies abroad to purchase prescription medications at a fraction of the price they would pay atRead more

Watch: Trump-Pence Policy Shift Makes Birth Control Harder To Get

On August 20, 2019

The Trump administration's policy shift on Title X family planning funds is likely to make birth control harder to get and more expensive for low-income women. It will also shift funds fromRead more