Doctors says more of their patients are seeking permanent sterilization procedures, but some patients are reporting that doctors are unwilling to operate on people of childbearing age.
Consumer advocates who connect people to safety-net programs worry that an overwhelmed workforce won’t be able to keep up.
Borton and his son, Alex, have spent the last three weeks sailing north from Bellingham through the Inside Passage. After 20 days at sea, they made it to Ketchikan.
Justice Anthony Kennedy delays implementation of an appeals court ruling that would have allowed certain refugees from six Muslim countries to enter the U.S. despite the Trump administration’s order.
People often turn to public restrooms as a place to get high on opioids. It has led some establishments to close their facilities, while others are training employees to help people who overdose.
Growing public support for the Affordable Care Act seems to be at odds with the GOP’s plans to repeal and replace it.
After minor surgeries, many dentists used to reflexively prescribe quick-acting opioids to relieve a patient’s pain. Now they’re learning to counsel patients about better, less addictive alternatives.
Some Republicans in Congress say they could partly fix the federal health law by again separating people who buy insurance into two categories — sick and healthy. Critics say it won’t save money.
A quarter of doctors practicing in the U.S. went to medical school elsewhere. Many of these physicians practice in parts of this country that the government says need more primary care providers.
The Obama administration has said no to many states’ requests to take more control over Medicaid. But the incoming Congress and new White House team may be more amenable.