Is newer always better? Not in the case of a pricey new cancer drug, according to clinical trial data and experts around the nation. The drug, Zaltrap, is getting lots of media attention not because it is novel for a new drug to be twice as expensive as its competitor and no more effective (the FDA doesn't require new medicines to be either more effective or less costly than existing drugs), but because Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center—one of the nation's premier cancer treatment centers—has decided that it won't offer Zaltrap to its patients.
What Governor Romney Doesn’t Want People Over 55 to Hear About His Medicare Plan.
Part 4: Draining the Medicare trust fund
After 4 years of hard work, the day finally came for me to get my college diploma. Though I was proud of my accomplishment, I knew that the second I received my diploma, I lost my health insurance. After commencement, there was a long period of time when I was without coverage. Unfortunately, this is not uncommon. My fellow classmates and other graduating students across the country began their lives in the "real world" without insurance.
A five-part blog series about what’s really in Romney’s Medicare plan
Part 1: Higher prescription drug and preventive care costs
For the past few weeks, Congress has worked on a jobs bill that includes a number of provisions to help Americans get back on their feet during this recession. Unfortunately, last week negotiators struggled to find the necessary votes to pass the jobs bill in the House. At the last minute, negotiators removed two key health care provisions that would have offered help to millions of low-income Americans and to jobless. The House approved the stripped down bill, 215-204.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) made his views on the recently released House budget resolution clear on Fox News Sunday when he said, “We are in a situation where we have a safety net in place in this country for people who frankly don’t need one.”
A lifeline has just been yanked out from underneath many Americans and their families.
According to a new report from Families USA, beginning December 1st, more and more people will face a crushing financial burden-and are likely to join the ranks of the uninsured-as subsidies for COBRA coverage begin to expire.
The recent court decisions regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, specifically the individual responsibility provision or “individual mandate,” have reignited the debate between opponents and proponents of the new law. With two district courts upholding the constitutionality of the mandate and two striking it down, it’s clear now that the fate of the Affordable Care Act will ultimately be up to the nine justices of the Supreme Court.
This blog was written by Kathleen Sebelius and originally posted on healthcare.gov.
99 percent of sexually active women aged 15 to 44 have used some form of birth control in their lives. This probably isn't news to most women who have made personal family planning decisions and understand why having access to birth control is so important. Having access to birth control keeps women in the driver's seat when making important decisions about their future, like when to take a major step in their career, when to start a family, or when to have a second child.