Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News
Senior reporter at @KHNews, covering health policy, quality, costs; board member Association of Health Care Journalists
kaiserhealthnews.org — May 13, 2013 This KHN story was produced in collaboration with Hospitals hoping to attract patients and build their brands are teaming up with medical-screening companies to promote tests aimed at consumers worried about potentially deadly heart disease or strokes.
washingtonpost.com — But an investigation by ProPublica has found the program, in its drive to get drugs into patients' hands, has failed to properly monitor safety. An analysis of four years of Medicare prescription records shows that some doctors and other health professionals across the country prescribe large quantities of drugs that are potentially harmful, disorienting or addictive for their patients.
kaiserhealthnews.org — May 10, 2013 This KHN story was produced in collaboration with A study of Oregonians who won a 2008 state lottery to get Medicaid benefits has sparked an intense debate about the value of expanding health care to the poor and about the benefits of health insurance in general.
kaiserhealthnews.org — May 09, 2013 This KHN story was produced in collaboration with Many executives have long enjoyed perks like free health care and better health benefits for themselves and their families. But under a little noticed anti-discrimination provision in the federal health law, such advantages could soon trigger fines of up to $500,000.
usatoday.com — On May 5th, 2007, USMC Cpl. Ronny Porta, was in a Humvee that was struck by an IED, killing his two best friends and burning Cpl. Porta over 80% of his body. In addition to the severe burns, he lost his right arm and fingers on his left hand.
kaiserhealthnews.org — Apr 12, 2013 Doctor-owned hospitals are earning many of the largest bonuses from the federal health law's new quality programs, even as the law halts their growth. The hospitals, many of which specialize in heart or orthopedic surgeries, have long drawn the ire of federal lawmakers and competitors.
kaiserhealthnews.org — Apr 09, 2013 Consumer groups are warning that insurers and employers may be able to keep offering health plans next year that include out-of-pocket caps for individuals of $12,500 or more -- double the amount allowed under the federal health law.
deseretnews.com — Though the new health insurance is on the horizon, 90 percent of Americans didn't know when the exchanges open or when insurance would kick in. Though the new health insurance is on the horizon, 90 percent of Americans don't know when the exchanges open or when insurance would kick in, according to Bankrate.
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