Medicaid is the United States health program for eligible individuals and families with low incomes and resources. It is a means-tested program that is jointly funded by the states and federal government, and is managed by the states.
Federal approval of a breakthrough gene-editing technology that treats the pain and debilitating effects of sickle cell disease is cause for celebration among a community with few options for relief.
O'laysha Davis was a few weeks shy of her due date when in mid-August she decided it was time to switch doctors.
Angela M. Du Bois, a retired software tester in Durham, North Carolina, wasn't looking to replace her UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan. She wasn't concerned as the Dec. 7 deadline approached for choosing another of the privately run health insurance alternatives to original Medicare.
Colorado officials say their plan to import cheaper medicines from Canada has been stymied by opposition from drugmakers and inaction by the Biden administration, according to a state report obtained by KFF Health News.
Over the course of the pandemic, COVID-19 hit Black communities and communities of color particularly hard.
On a recent November evening, Angie Phoenix waited at a pharmacy here in Colorado's second-largest city to pick up prescription drugs to treat her high blood pressure and arm seizures.
The association between race and outcomes in Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) hospitalizations in California.
Medicare is the single largest provider of health insurance in the United States, serving 63.8 million senior citizens as of 2022.
Nearly two years into Gov. Gavin Newsom's $12 billion experiment to transform California’s Medicaid program into a social services provider for the state's most vulnerable residents, the institutions tasked with providing the new services aren't effectively doing so, according to a survey released Tuesday.
Most older Americans want to live at home as long as they can, but finding and affording the help they need often isn't easy.
It's a good day when Frank Lee, a retired chef, can slip out to the hardware store, fairly confident that his wife, Robin, is in the hands of reliable help. He spends nearly every hour of every day anxiously overseeing her care at their home on the Isle of Palms, a barrier island near Charleston, South Carolina.
Former president and current 2024 Republican front-runner Donald Trump is aiming to put a repeal of the Affordable Care Act back on the political agenda, much to the delight of Democrats, who point to the health law's growing popularity.
After an unprecedented crackdown on misleading advertising claims by insurers selling private Medicare Advantage and drug plans, the Biden administration hopes to unleash a special weapon to make sure companies follow the new rules: you.
A hospital system in Georgia. Two medical groups in San Diego. Another in Louisville, Kentucky, and nearly one-third of Nebraska hospitals.
An hour before sunrise, Shelly Brost walked a mile in freezing rain to the public assistance office. She was running out of time to prove she still qualified for food aid after being stymied by a backlogged state call center.
Inadequate health coverage is a particular problem for commercially insured children, according to a new study released by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
At no point along his three-year path to earning a degree in physical therapy has Matthew Lee worried about getting a job.
Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis and Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom — political rivals from opposite coasts and proxies for red and blue America — are set to square off for a first-of-its-kind debate Nov. 30 in Georgia.
On the presidential campaign trail, Republican Ron DeSantis touts himself as a champion of medical freedom, outlawing vaccine mandates and protecting doctors who refuse to provide certain medical treatments on moral grounds.
New disease-modifying treatments (DMTs), namely, crizanlizumab, L-glutamine, and voxelotor, have recently been approved.