Health Issues

Leading liberal policy group unveils 'coverage for all' plan

Feb 22, 2018

New plan from liberal policy group calls for 'Medicare Extra' to guarantee coverage for all, but keeps role for employers and private insurance

Liberal group proposing plan for health coverage for all

Feb 22, 2018

Center for American Progress proposing a new health plan that builds on Medicare as a way to guarantee coverage for all

Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiums

Feb 20, 2018

Latest Trump administration health care idea: less insurance for lower premiums

Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture

Feb 20, 2018

Ancient acupuncture is increasingly used as weapon in the nation's struggle with opioids

Police say hundreds of illegal marijuana shops operate in LA

Feb 15, 2018

Los Angeles has issued licenses to nearly 100 marijuana retailers but police estimate there are at least two times that number operating illegally in the city and undercutting those who are playing by the rules

Pot-users want judge to declare marijuana safe under US law

Feb 14, 2018

Federal judge in New York hears arguments in lawsuit that targets federal marijuana laws

Gov't says health costs to keep growing faster than economy

Feb 14, 2018

Gov't says U.S. health care spending will keep growing faster than the overall economy through 2026

The Latest: Marijuana case judge indicates he's sympathetic

Feb 14, 2018

The judge hearing a lawsuit challenging federal marijuana laws has indicated that he is sympathetic to some patients who use cannabis to treat medical conditions

Vermont redirects medical marijuana fees to general fund

Feb 14, 2018

Supporters of medical marijuana in Vermont are complaining that fees meant to administer the program were redirected to the state's general fund, which was facing a nearly $30 million revenue shortfall

Oregon House OKs health care as a right, funding questioned

Feb 13, 2018

Oregon's Legislature took a step toward enshrining the right to health care in the state Constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States but raises funding questions

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