The Obama administration will nearly triple the number of patients a doctor may treat with the controversial heroin addiction drug buprenorphine, a move that public health officials say will expand access to treatment in heavily addicted cities such as Baltimore.
The federal government on Thursday announced sweeping new rules for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer some protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated
The Obama administration will propose a $2 billion pilot program in next month's budget intended to help families address emergency expenses before they slip out of control, part of a broader push federal officials announced Wednesday to confront systemic poverty.
The Obama administration will propose a $2 billion pilot program later this year intended to help families address emergency expenses before they become unmanageable, part of a broader push federal officials announced Wednesday to confront systemic poverty.
As a follow up to Senior Circles, July 9, "Policy decisions on aging issues are coming up," I attended the live streaming of the White House Conference on Aging at a Watch Party July 13 at the North Laurel 50+ Center.
To Medicare and ACA reformers, quality and value are broken down into discrete measurements that must be entered into a computer exactly as Medicare dictates. Failure to do so could lead to crippling fines. I have been audited twice already in the past year, with more audits to come. No wonder patients must face doctors who stare at computer screens and do not have time to listen. That is the result of the ACA's quest for value.
WASHINGTON — Federal health officials told Congress on Wednesday that the Obama administration's request for $6.2 billion in emergency funding is critical to fighting the spread of Ebola in West Africa and there were indications the proposal could win broad bipartisan support.
The Obama administration has substantially cut estimates of how many people will sign up for insurance coverage in 2015 through the federal health law, projecting millions fewer consumers will use marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act.
Under increasing legal and political pressure the Obama administration issued a new rule Friday designed to ensure female employees have access to birth control while accommodating religious employers that object to covering it through their health insurance plans.