Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News
Hospital officials fear a change in how blood platelets are handled will sharply increase the cost and, in some cases, the number of transfusions needed by patients.
The challenge to the overturned federal mask mandate for public transportation could determine the limits of federal health officials’ power.
On key measures — prevention of serious illness, hospitalization and death — studies generally show COVID-19 vaccine protection weakening slightly, but remaining strong overall.
Many insurers offering virtual-first plans hire outside firms to provide medical staff, who may hold licenses in several states and not be located nearby.
The No Surprises Act takes effect Jan. 1 and will protect patients against surprise medical bills for out-of-network treatment, but unintended consequences are unknown.