Category Archive: Disabilities

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Is Health Spending The Next Big Political Issue?

Diabetics dying because they can’t afford insulin. Organ transplant patients undergoing “wallet biopsies” to get on waiting lists. Are out-of-pocket costs going to dominate the health discussion in the next election? Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss this as well as new Trump administration rules giving states the ability to make major changes to the Affordable Care Act. Also, lame-duck lawmakers in Wisconsin and Michigan try to cement health changes before Democrats take over.

Trump Rollback Of Disability Rules Can Make Doctor’s Visits Painstaking

Standards have been proposed to address what are often viewed as disparities in treatment, but the Trump administration has declined to enforce them.

Trump Rollback Of Disability Rules Can Make Doctor’s Visits Painstaking

Standards have been proposed to address what are often viewed as disparities in treatment, but the Trump administration has declined to enforce them.

McCain’s Complicated Health Care Legacy: He Hated the ACA. He Also Saved It.

The six-term Arizona senator, who died Saturday, took on some of health care’s goliaths, such as the tobacco industry and insurance companies, in addition to the health law.

McCain’s Complicated Health Care Legacy: He Hated the ACA. He Also Saved It.

The six-term Arizona senator, who died Saturday, took on some of health care’s goliaths, such as the tobacco industry and insurance companies, in addition to the health law.

A Late-Life Surprise: Taking Care Of Frail, Aging Parents

More and more older adults, age 60 and older, care for their elderly parents and face physical, emotional and financial stress.

Children With Disabilities Endure Long Waits For Life-Changing Medical Equipment

Some California children with serious health care problems wait more than a year for wheelchairs, bath benches, commodes, specialized crutches and other crucial medical equipment. Critics blame the delays on a confusing bureaucratic maze of private insurers and public programs.

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