March 01, 2021: By Sarah Jane Tribble
The World Health Organization greenlighted emergency use of AstraZeneca and Oxford’s covid-19 vaccine this month, following in the steps of the United Kingdom, the European Union and others, who are already injecting i...Read more >
February 22, 2021: By Judith Graham
Opening another front in the nation’s response to the pandemic, medical centers and other health organizations have begun sending doctors and nurses to apartment buildings and private homes to vaccinate homebound seniors.
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February 16, 2021: By Harris Meyer
Fed up with a lack of federal action to lower prescription drug costs, state legislators around the country are pushing bills to penalize drugmakers for unjustified price hikes and to cap payment at much-lower Canadian levels.
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February 02, 2021: By Arthur Allen and Liz Szabo
When getting vaccinated against covid-19, there’s no sense being picky. You should take the first authorized vaccine that’s offered, experts say.
The newest covid vaccine on the horizon, from Johnson & J...Read more >
January 27, 2021: By Phil Galewitz
Americans’ reluctance to get vaccinated for covid-19 is waning, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Nearly half of adults surv...Read more >
January 07, 2021: By Harris Meyer
Sharon Clark is able to get her life-sustaining cancer drug, Pomalyst — priced at more than $18,000 for a 28-day supply — only because of the generosity of patient assistance foundations.
Clark, 57, a former insurance agent...Read more >
March 18, 2020: By Judith Graham
Close down group meals for seniors. Cancel social gatherings.
The directive, from the Illinois Department on Aging, sent shock waves through senior service organizations late last week.
Overnight, Area Agencies on Aging had...Read more >
December 04, 2019: By Ina Jaffe, NPR - WAMU 88.5
November 30, 2019
Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday
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Rolling back federal regulations has been a cornerstone of the Trump presidency. Now the administration has proposed rol...Read more >
October 03, 2019:
By Laura Ungar, Kaiser Health News
A few years ago, Patricia Powers briefly thought about moving from her home in St. Louis County, Mo., across the river into Illinois ― for Medicaid. “You ask yourself: Where do you go? What do you do?” Aft...Read more >
July 06, 2017: By Fred Schulte
Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
When Sol Shipotow enrolled in a new Medicare Advantage health plan earlier this year, he expected to...Read more >