Canada’s lack of pharmacare harms health in our communities, strains our health-care system and encumbers our economy. Parliament is out of excuses for not implementing a national drug plan.
Congress is inching closer to passing as much as $4.5 trillion in new infrastructure and social spending, which would be an attractive target for fraudsters.
New payment models may mean more of the people who need these treatments can get them.
The AMA has shaped some important decisions in the pandemic, but it’s not always clear how its power is used.
Australians will be able to show specific online proof if they have had two doses of a COVID jab.
With more than 850 changes to Medicare on the cards, the system needs time to adjust. Hasty implementation may mean patients face higher gap fees.
Nursing homes have struggled through COVID-19 deaths and lockdowns. Giving nurses more quality time with patients can help them win back trust.
People who stayed active or became more active in adulthood spent between 10% and 22% less on healthcare.
The president is calling for sweeping changes in health care policy. Tens of millions of Americans could be affected.
Wound care might be costly, but it’s cost-effective, saving health dollars in the long run. The issue is, who pays?
Rural health care will have to transform to survive.
Widely adopted in the US when pandemic precautions kept people home, telehealth faces a challenge as insurance coverage changes, right when its popularity had surged.
It can be hard to work out what calculations to make when deciding on private health. So we asked a health economist to break it down.
Surprise medical bills have led to financial pain and suffering on top of whatever ailed a patient in the first place. A recent study shows that the practice drives up costs for everyone.
Many more people need long-term specialist care, or are waiting a long time for elective surgery. These and other factors tell us we need to update how specialist referrals work.
It can be daunting trying to work out how to get help with your mental health.
For millions, the ACA is making a big difference during the coronavirus crisis.
Electrocardiograms are a common tool used by GPs to spot heart problems, and every medical student is trained to interpret one. Yet the government plans to remove Medicare funding for GPs to do this.
Similarities between the 1930s and today are hard to ignore, but Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal teaches us that several developments have to coincide to generate a lasting social safety net.
Home health care is a much trickier question after COVID-19, and that becomes an issue for millions of older people who rely on home health care, as well as the workers who care for them.