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GOP Leaders Set for House Vote on Medical Research Bill

LEGAL | By Alan Fram | Nov 30
Republican leaders are ready to push through the House a compromise medical research bill that's prompted complaints from Democrats and consumer groups but seems all but certain to sail through Congress.

Surgeon General Report: 'Addiction is Not a Character Flaw'

LEGAL | By Carla K. Johnson | Nov 19
In what may be his last significant act as President Barack Obama's surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy released a report Thursday calling for a major cultural shift in the way Americans view drug and alcohol addiction.

Policy Prescriptions: Clinton and Trump on Health Care

LEGAL | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 29
Secretary Clinton has a long list of tweaks and adjustments to fix current health care programs. Donald Trump's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare and scale back Medicare could result in 20 million losing coverage.

Medicare Unveils Far-Reaching Overhaul of Doctors' Pay

FINANCE | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 16
Medicare on Friday unveiled a far-reaching overhaul of how it compensates doctors and other clinicians. The goal is to reward quality, cost-effective care instead of just paying piecemeal for services.

House Republicans Offering Proposals for Health Care Changes

LEGAL | By Erica Werner | Jun 23
House Republicans are unveiling new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law, as Speaker Paul Ryan seeks to showcase a GOP governing agenda amid the tumult of the presidential campaign.

Virginia Health Care: Pay by the Month, Get Unlimited Visits

CORPORATE | By Alan Suderman | May 22
Similar to concierge medicine for the rich, direct primary care can appeal to middle and low-income patients who struggle with high deductibles or can't afford insurance at all.

Los Angeles Hospital Settles Over Leaving Patient on Street

CORPORATE | By Amanda Lee Myers | Apr 24
A fourth Los Angeles-area hospital in less than three years has settled a lawsuit over a chronic problem in the nation's second-largest city - turning homeless patients out on the streets.

What You Really Need to Know About Your Physician

HEALTH | Mar 31
The new cover story in Consumer Reports out Tuesday is called, "What you don't know about your doctor could hurt you."

Long A Niche, Street Medicine for Homeless Heads Mainstream

CORPORATE | By Michael Rubinkam | Mar 11
"Street medicine" is a tiny health care niche that advocates predict will become more mainstream as hospitals and health care systems seek to cut costs, in part by reducing emergency-room visits among the homeless.

Health Law Fines Double for Many Uninsured at Tax Time

FINANCE | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Mar 10
Many people who went without health insurance last year are now seeing fines more than double under President Barack Obama's health care law, tax preparation company H&R Block said Tuesday.

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