The Trump Administration Won A Legal Fight To Slash Federal Payments To Hospitals During The Coronavirus Pandemic
The DC Circuit ruled the administration could cut a Medicare reimbursement rate by nearly 30% for hospitals that serve patients with low incomes.
In this excerpt from The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health, Dr. Rheeda Walker offers great advice on getting help at a hard moment.
A TikTok from a white physician is making people suddenly aware of an issue that's long affected Black patients and doctors.
"A woman coughed at me because she was mad."
As businesses slowly start to reopen amid a worsening economic crisis, we are confronted with a very new version of normal.
Here are some of the most interesting and powerful photo stories from across the internet.
As disagreements about protecting public and economic health escalate, we still find moments of hope amid loss.
“We Are Desperate”: 10 Nurses And Doctors Explain What It's Like To Fight The Coronavirus Without Enough Face Masks
“We want to protect public health and if we are sick there isn’t going to be anyone to treat these patients. America has no idea what it’s in for,” said one nurse practitioner.
As the coronavirus outbreak spreads across the US, we want to hear about your experiences with the testing shortage.
Facing public budget cuts and restrictive anti-abortion legislation, some medical providers are using Reddit to connect with people who can't find answers anywhere else.
From the former Eli Lilly executive running the Health and Human Services Department to the pharma lobbyists designing health policy, Trump has embraced the swamp.
It's always the same problem every day.
To a lot of progressive queer people, Buttigieg’s campaign symbolizes everything the marriage-focused mainstream gay rights movement has failed to deliver.
In the US, 1 in 5 children have a mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder. Treatment should be a human right, not a privilege.
Women With Pregnancy Complications On Nauru Waited For Days While Lawyers Fought Over Their Medical Care
"Pregnancy and birth are only normal until they become abnormal — and if that happens on a place like Nauru, it is very difficult to transfer a woman."
"Not wanting ice in every drink."
The 15-month-old is being treated for Influenza A.
Every Democrat At Thursday’s Debate Said They’d Extend Health Care Coverage To Undocumented Immigrants
“We do ourselves no favor by having 11 million undocumented people in our country be unable to access health care,” argued Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Those who make billions from our broken health care system will spend enormous amounts trying to divide us. But we cannot rest, and we cannot back down.
If there's one thing you can do to empower yourself as a patient, it's finding a primary care provider — one who feels like a real partner. (An excerpt from How to Be a Patient)
For those of us living with severe mental illness, the world is full of cages. (An excerpt from Esmé Wang's The Collected Schizophrenias.)
“Members discussed the level of compassion to be shown…” Redacted minutes from a powerful committee show how decisions are made on the fate of sick refugees and asylum-seekers detained offshore.
To see where the country is going on health care, look at what’s happening in central Arkansas.
Healthcare Environmental Services said that the backlog was created by a lack of incinerators in the UK.
The way we choose to eat is influenced by a complex combination of factors.
This is a really important and tricky thing to gauge.
"I was just convinced that I was bipolar or really depressed."
Ideas like Medicare for All are written off as fantasy thinking by the same people who support virtually unlimited military spending.
In its latest move into the commercial health care industry, Amazon acquired an online pharmacy that sends customers prepackaged medication doses.
Theresa May Said There Will Be A £20 Billion "Brexit Dividend" For The NHS – But Economists And MPs Say It's A Myth
The prime minister is pledging a new 10-year funding settlement for the National Health Service, partly funded by a supposed dividend from Brexit, even though experts say it doesn't exist.
"You were shot in the abdomen while holding your infant daughter. I repaired your stomach and liver and removed your kidney and part of your pancreas. It’s been 10 years. You still send me a Christmas card every year."
State legislators in Idaho have refused to accept federal funding that could help thousands without health insurance get coverage. Meet “Reclaim Idaho,” the group that’s trying to do what elected officials won’t and put Medicaid expansion up for a vote in November.
As a 22-year-old, Eleanor was pumped with drugs to keep her in a sleeplike state, then subjected to excessive rounds of electroconvulsive therapy as a treatment advocated by the notorious Dr William Sargant. “You can’t find your way back to who you were because you don’t kind of remember yourself,” she tells BuzzFeed News.
There is so much about mental illness that is not just unseen, but hopelessly misunderstood by the law, people, and Indian society.
This is not a death sentence.
Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy are testing the upper limits of the ratio for a politician.
"He made a total about-face. Which means he either doesn’t understand his own bill – or he lied to me."
The Harry Potter author admitted she did not see a "full or accurate" video of the president's interaction with the toddler.
"We are the servants of a great nation," McCain said after returning to the Senate on Tuesday to vote to open debate on a Republican health care bill.
"We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program," BSA's chief wrote in an apology to the Scouting community.
The Affordable Care Act will not be killed off from the right. But Democrats should accept that the time has come for universal health care.
An unmarried woman’s sexuality is so terrible, so unimaginable, that it is completely written out of our language – in movies, in media, and even in the doctor’s office.
Former members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, who resigned last week in protest, say the Senate's new health care proposals will hurt people with the disease.
Just 46 nurses from the EU applied to work in the UK in April 2017, compared to 1,304 in the month after the referendum.
After growing up poor in West Virginia, I thought I had made it out and built a better life for myself. But my teeth are only getting worse.
For a growing number of Christians in the US, faith-based health care sharing ministries seem like the perfect alternative to an expensive, volatile insurance marketplace. But there may be serious drawbacks for some members — and for everyone else.
“Having a job, I have to look at health care like it is a privilege,” the newly crowned Miss USA said Tuesday, clarifying her comments from Sunday's pageant.
This year's winner said health care in America is a "privilege" and people were shook.
A GOP Congressman Said "Nobody Dies" Because They Don't Have Healthcare, And People Are Freaking Out
Idaho Rep. Raúl Labrador made the comment during a rowdy town hall Friday, eliciting loud boos from the crowd.
"So keep at it, it's great."
"I'm in a constant battle to help women and it can get exhausting sometimes, but the good days outweigh the bad ones."
Because your other lips get chapped too!
These Terminally Ill Patients Adorably Performed Standup Comedy About Their Death For Their Families
"Life is like that TV journalist, Arnab Goswami. Never take it seriously."
After Republicans abandoned their Obamacare replacement Friday, President Trump lamented the lack of Democratic support and claimed his predecessor's signature law would self-destruct.
"Oh the irony that Donald Trump and Paul Ryan have no Plan B."
Every day, millions of Americans, even those with insurance, struggle to pay for health care. If the Republican health care plan passes, that struggle will only intensify.
On who gets funded — and who gets left behind.
Experts And Anti-Abortion Groups Are Both Worried About How The GOP Health Care Bill Covers Abortion
Insurance and tax experts say the Republican health care bill's exemptions would be difficult to enforce, while anti-abortion groups say the bill could potentially allow people to use refundable tax credits to pay for abortion.
After the White House press secretary told reporters that “every member” of Congress would be able to amend the health care bill “on the floor,” Rules Chairman Pete Sessions said he didn’t appreciate Spicer “getting in my business.”
The proposal for another major overhaul of the health care industry has not translated into big moves on the markets.
“They’ve got to make those decisions themselves,” Jason Chaffetz said of the Obamacare replacement plan.
*starts typing aggressively*
Racism and transphobia won't keep these people down.
We want to hear your stories.
Actor Colton Dunn said the ads were his own way to "resist" Trump.
My mitochondrial disease has no treatment or cure. But after years of focusing on what I can’t do because of my disability, I finally see what I can do — and how I can do it.
Greg Hunt used his first speech to parliament to push the idea of US-style health insurance.
A full ACA repeal could have "catastrophic consequences" for Native Americans, one health board leader said.
"I just hope we all can survive the next four years.”
Think of this as Adulting 101: "WTF is Coinsurance?" Edition
Most people in states that offer insurance through the federal Healthcare.gov exchange will still pay less than $100 a month, officials said.
The former president criticized Obamacare during a speech for his wife's presidential campaign, saying it has left a portion of the middle class behind.
An application for Truvada to be placed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme has been denied.
“It’s always heartening to see that our government fully understands that access to health care is really a human right," said state Sen. Ricardo Lara.
"The whole mission is to not have a pet be hungry, and not have a pet be in pain. And if their owner happens to be homeless, even more reason to help them."
Oscar Health couldn't have happened without the Affordable Care Act.
Indigenous doctors key to closing the health gap.
Researchers found little evidence employers cut back on full-time hours to avoid new healthcare costs. But those who have had hours reduced can least afford it.
California already has laws that allow undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses and state-funded financial aid.
The proposed changes are “bad for patients, bad for junior doctors, and bad for the NHS”, the British Medical Association said.
Because we all deserve a chance at immortality!
From being denied medical care to doctors who use anti-trans epithets and much more.
Because you probably have it, statistically speaking.
A page set up after Egypt's prime minister paid surprise visits to hospitals over the weekend shows the poor conditions at some hospitals.
The Puerto Rico Healthcare Crisis Coalition launched a campaign denouncing reductions to a Medicare program they say disproportionately affects Puerto Ricans. Analysts say the campaign is more about the money health care providers will lose.
Though transgender people are still barred from openly serving in the military, a small but increasingly visible population of veterans are demanding health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs — and getting it.
A new video produced by ISIS media uses logos similar to the UK's NHS in order to attract new recruits from abroad.
A Michigan surgeon invented an apparatus that he believes tricks the brain into thinking the stomach is full. His Full Sense Device could be a lifesaver for millions of obese Americans and raises questions about how hunger — our most basic human impulse — even works.
In the final hours of 2015 open enrollment of the Affordable Care Act, a high call volume leads to a waitlist, and assurances that they could still sign up for coverage. UPDATE: Obama administration extends deadline for people unable to complete registrations.
"The survey was posted in error and it was pulled down as soon as it was discovered," a Facebook official tells BuzzFeed News.
Does college prepare you for the real world?
In 2015, an Affordable Care Act provision requiring large employers to offer health insurance to staff working more than 30 hours a week kicked into effect. Now, some part-time staff at Staples say management has become extra vigilant about limiting their hours.
I was 23 and needed a summer job; he was 21 and needed full-time support. He's one of an estimated half million children diagnosed with autism who are soon becoming adults — and who society is entirely unprepared for.
The papers are reporting an "A&E crisis" in Britain's hospital wings. But what do doctors say?
The former nurse has been on trial since September for three murders and two attempted murders, although a court-appointed psychiatrist said he admitted to killing at least 30 patients.
The latest Jonathan Gruber video is less inflammatory, but speaks to a fundamental question about Obamacare: Should Americans get health insurance from their employers?
For months, most clinics and hospitals in Liberia have been closed because of the Ebola crisis. But that hasn’t stopped dedicated health workers from helping their sick neighbors. Jina Moore reports for BuzzFeed News from Liberia.
Enterovirus 68 is suspected of sickening children in more than 40 states, and has now been linked to four deaths, though its exact role still remains unknown.
Please never go away, NHS.
"I don’t want any gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual ever to hear from a doctor that their normal and healthy sexuality is anything other than that," he told NBC4.