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A Brush With a Notorious Cat, My Rabies Education and the Big Bill That Followed

A Brush With a Notorious Cat, My Rabies Education and the Big Bill That Followed

By Caitlin Hillyard | Aug 22
What I learned, besides fascinating facts about rabies, its transmission and the horrible ways one can die from it, was that any one of us is a mere cat scratch away from financial peril if we aren't lucky enough to have good health insurance.

Where Tourism Brings Pricey Health Care, Locals Fight Back

Where Tourism Brings Pricey Health Care, Locals Fight Back

By Julie Appleby | Aug 14
In an area where average emergency room claims reached 842% of Medicare rates, residents of a Colorado county found relief by joining forces and negotiating prices directly with the local hospital.

Democrats Hopefuls Take Aim at Insurer and Pharma Profits

Democrats Hopefuls Take Aim at Insurer and Pharma Profits

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Tom Murphy | Aug 12
Sen. Bernie Sanders and other progressives seeking the Democratic presidential nomination are zeroing in on pharmaceutical and insurer profits, money they say would be better spent providing health care for everyone under "Medicare for All."

Biden-Harris Debate Rematch Highlights Health Plan Differences

Biden-Harris Debate Rematch Highlights Health Plan Differences

By Emmarie Huetteman | Aug 2
Which of these Democrats can insure more Americans?

Kamala Harris' New Health Plan Draws Critics From All Sides

Kamala Harris' New Health Plan Draws Critics From All Sides

By Juana Summers | Jul 30
Kamala Harris released a health care proposal on Monday that sought to bridge the Democratic Party's disparate factions. Instead, she drew criticism from rivals across the political spectrum.

Biden's Full Embrace of Obama Health Law Has Political Risks

Biden's Full Embrace of Obama Health Law Has Political Risks

By Bill Barrow | Jul 29
Joe Biden had just rolled out his health care plan when he made what could be a fateful pledge to a crowd in Iowa: "If you like your health care plan or your employer-based plan, you can keep it."

Harris Health Plan Stops Short of Sanders' Overhaul Vision

Harris Health Plan Stops Short of Sanders' Overhaul Vision

By Juana Summers | Jul 29
Kamala Harris is filling in the details of how she would move 330 million Americans onto a single government health insurance system, her fullest statements on an issue that's getting top billing in the Democratic presidential primary.

Biden's 'Incremental' Health Plan Would Still Be a Heavy Lift

Biden's 'Incremental' Health Plan Would Still Be a Heavy Lift

By Julie Rovner | Jul 28
The proposal put forward by Biden last week is much more ambitious than Obamacare — and, despite its incremental label, would make some very controversial changes.

Summer Setbacks: The Long Road To Lower Drug Prices Hits Some Potholes

Summer Setbacks: The Long Road To Lower Drug Prices Hits Some Potholes

By Emmarie Huetteman | Jul 26
Two of the Trump administration's primary targets, slashing rebates to drug supply middlemen and requiring prices in drug ads, fell apart in recent weeks.

U.S. Health Care: An Industry Too Big to Fail

U.S. Health Care: An Industry Too Big to Fail

Jul 26
Will the tension between a profit-driven health care system and high costs crumble our health care system?

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