Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report. Several states have Medicaid expansion on the ballot in November.
Health insurers in Pennsylvania pledged to remove advanced approval requirements for prescribing medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorder. Advocates expect the move could expand access to thousands throughout the state.
The federal government doled out more than $2 billion in fiscal 2018 to support medical and social services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Advocates say the program's success should serve as a model for commitment needed to address the opioid crisis.
The Department of Homeland Security published a proposed rule that would allow immigration officials to consider legal immigrants' use of public health insurance, nutrition and other programs as a strongly negative factor when applying for legal permanent residency.
As flu season arrives, public health officials are going on the offensive advocating for improved vaccination rates, especially among healthcare workers.
While a lot has been made of the canyon-sized gap in caring for patients with mental health conditions, progress has been hard to quantify. During Mental Illness Awareness Week, the National Alliance for Mental Illness is championing the theme, “CureStigma.”
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts is testing out giving large employers opioid-overdose reversal kits and teaching employees how to use them, in hopes of preventing overdose deaths in both public spaces and work environments.
Women who report they have been sexually assaulted are nearly three times as likely to experience signs of depression and are twice as likely to have elevated levels of anxiety than their peers, according to a new study.
California Gov. Jerry Brown rejected legislation that would have allowed San Francisco to open what could be the nation's first supervised drug injection site. He questioned whether the plan would reduce drug addiction.
Gilead Sciences' move to launch generic versions of two hepatitis C treatments could motivate states to eliminate restrictions on their Medicaid and inmate populations.
Hundreds of thousands of children and other members of low-income legal immigrant families could drop out of public programs providing healthcare, nutrition and housing assistance due to a controversial proposed Trump administration rule.
One hundred years ago this month, the “mother of all pandemics was sweeping the world. The flu pandemic, caused by an airborne H1N1 virus, killed an estimated 1% to 2% of the world's population, primarily young and often healthy adults in 1918 and 1919.