Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders join forces to promote lower health care costs, including for inhalers

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden teamed up with Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday to promote his administration’s efforts to lower the cost of inhalers and other health care needs, as the White House continues its effort to highlight Biden’s legislative achievements to voters ahead of the November elections. “Bernie, you and I have been … Read more

Biden is announcing a new rule to protect consumers who purchase short-term health insurance plans

[ad_1] President Joe Biden on Thursday announced new steps to protect consumers who buy short-term health insurance plans that critics say amount to junk. A new rule finalized by the Democratic president’s administration will limit these plans to just three months. And the plans can only be renewed for a maximum of four months, instead … Read more

Steward Health Care strikes deal to sell its nationwide physician network to Optum

[ad_1] BOSTON — Financially embattled hospital operator Steward Health Care has struck a deal to sell its nationwide physician network to Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, as it works to stabilize its finances. The move comes as Gov. Maura Healey has said state monitors are keeping eye on the nine health care facilities operated … Read more

Steward Health Care strikes deal to sell its nationwide physician network to Optum

[ad_1] BOSTON — Financially embattled hospital operator Steward Health Care has struck a deal to sell its nationwide physician network to Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, as it works to stabilize its finances. The move comes as Gov. Maura Healey has said state monitors are keeping eye on the nine health care facilities operated … Read more

Biden and Harris team up for health care event in North Carolina

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will promote their health care agenda on Tuesday in North Carolina, a battleground state that Democrats hope to flip in their favor after falling short to Donald Trump in the last two presidential elections. Fourteen years after President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care … Read more

Milei’s first 100 days: Argentines struggle to make ends meet as support for president remains high

[ad_1] BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Sergio Gómez, a store owner in Buenos Aires, spends his days behind an empty counter, one nearly as empty as the large refrigerators in which he used to freeze meat. Above him, a blackboard displays outdated prices for the different cuts that he no longer sells. The small grocery store … Read more

Medicare can pay for obesity drugs like Wegovy in certain heart patients

[ad_1] Medicare can pay for the popular weight-loss drug Wegovy — as long as the patients using it also have heart disease and need to reduce the risk of future heart attacks, strokes and other serious problems, federal officials said Thursday. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued new guidance that says Medicare Part … Read more

Over-the-counter birth control pill now available to Wisconsin Medicaid patients

[ad_1] MADISON, Wis. — Medicaid recipients in Wisconsin will have access to the first over-the-counter birth control pill starting Tuesday, allowing them to easily receive contraceptive medication with no out-of-pocket costs or doctor’s prescription, Gov. Tony Evers announced. Evers, a Democrat, promised in his State of the State speech in January that Opill would be … Read more

From Frenchies to rescue cats, New York’s trauma center for animals takes the most complex cases

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Waddling in with lime-green booties on his front paws, Harrison, a beloved seven-year-old French bulldog, is a familiar sight at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center in New York City. “Between myself and surgery, the neurology team, the internal medicine team, the dentistry team — so Harrison has a large crew here … Read more