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Health Care : NPR
The state of health care, health insurance, new medical research, disease prevention, and drug treatments. Interviews, news, and commentary from NPR's correspondents. Subscribe to podcasts.
- Deadline Is Friday For Most ACA Insurance Sign-Ups, With Important Exceptions
published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:01 -0500
Some people looking for 2018 insurance under the Affordable Care Act may have a little longer to sign up ? for example, in states and U.S. territories hit by this year's hurricanes.(Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
- Native Americans Feel Invisible In U.S. Health Care System
published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500
About a quarter of Native Americans report experiencing discrimination in health care, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.(Image credit: Mike Albans for NPR)
- Parents Worry Congress Won't Fund The Children's Health Insurance Program
published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:58:00 -0500
- DOJ Stepping Up Prosecutions Of Medical Providers Who Abuse Prescribing Authority
published on Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500
It's believed that 80 percent of people addicted to heroin today started with prescription painkillers. The over-prescription of opioids in the U.S. has been well documented. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about how the Department of Justice is ramping up prosecutions of medical providers who abuse their prescribing authority when it comes to opioids.
- Doubts Rise About Sen. Collins' Strategy To Shore Up Insurance Market
published on Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:01:51 -0500
Even if the Republican from Maine can get her party to go along, her suggestions to bolster the individual insurance market may be too little, too late.(Image credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg via Getty Images)