Health Care

packages of the medicine Tamiflu by Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche are seen in Stuttgart, southern Germany.

Explaining The Current Medication Shortages

Millions of Americans are struggling to get their hands on much-needed medication.

 | Emily Grossberg and Lindsey Theis

Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., speaks during a news conference on the omnibus budget bill.

Millions To Lose Medicaid Coverage Under Congress' Spending Bill

The legislation will sunset a requirement of the COVID-19 public health emergency that prohibited states from booting people off Medicaid.

 | AP

President Joe Biden.

White House Reveals Winter COVID-19 Plans, More Free Tests

COVID-19 cases have shown a marked increase after the Thanksgiving holiday.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A sign in front of the Food and Drug Administration building.

Speedier Drug Approvals Hit Slowdown As FDA Faces Scrutiny

The FDA's drug center has granted 10 accelerated approvals — fewer than the tally in each of the last five years.

 | AP

A nurse talks to a patient in a hospital emergency room.

Hospitals Are Now Required To Post Costs Online, But Most Haven't

The 2021 Price Transparency Rule requires hospitals to make procedure costs available online, but many haven't fallen in line.

 | Amber Strong

The condom display at Chimes pharmacy in Berkeley, Calif

Why Are Sexually Transmitted Infections On The Rise?

The CDC made headlines this fall after warning cases of some sexually transmitted infections are at their highest levels in decades.

 | Lindsey Theis

the U.S. Medicare Handbook is photographed in Washington

Why Is Medicare So Complicated?

Open enrollment is happening now for Medicare until December 7, but why is it so complicated to understand?

 | Emily Grossberg

flyers promoting Blue Cross Blue Shield and Obama Care are on display to attract Hispanic customers

Explaining Health Care Disparities Among Hispanics

The largest minority group in America has limited access to health care. What causes these disparities?

 | Axel Turcios

U.S. President Joe Biden.

Biden Pushing Lower Prescription Drug Costs In Midterm Press

The White House said President Biden will also sign an executive order that will direct HHS to look for additional ways to lower drug costs.

 | AP

Andrew Kuzyk and Pamela Andersen sit at their yard sale

Patients, Loved Ones Struggle To Pay Rising Health Care Costs

One man and his wife downsized and sold most of their belongings to pay for his medical costs as he fights brain cancer.

 | Lindsey Theis

Front row from left, youth mental health leader Ayanna Kelly, first lady Jill Biden, youth mental health leader Juan Acosta

Biden Administration Lays Out Roadmap To Mental Health Integration

Integrating mental health into primary care could help increase access to behavioral health services.

 | Kellan Howell

Mental health poster

Where Is Mental Health Funding Going?

Tackling the mental health crisis from a political standpoint often comes down to one thing —funding. So where is the money going?

 | Stephanie Liebergen

President Joe Biden and Medicare recipient Bob Parant.

Millions Of Americans Will Save On Medicare Fees Next Year

A rare 3% drop in monthly premiums is likely to be paired with a historically high cost-of-living increase for millions of Social Security recipients.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

President Joe Biden

President Biden's Strategy To End U.S. Hunger Includes More Benefits

President Biden is hosting a conference this week on hunger, nutrition and health, the first by the White House since 1969.

 | AP

Hospital ERs Struggle To Treat Surge Of Mental Health Patients

A Newsy investigation finds more Americans are going to the ER during a mental health crisis, and why they aren't getting the help they need.

 | Karen Rodriguez and Patrick Terpstra and Rosie Cima and Rachel Gold

A nurse prepares a vaccine dose.

Pandemic Fatigue Could Cause Problems For Public Health

As most people get tired of dealing with the pandemic, experts worry Congress will too, which could affect vaccines, tests and other policies.

 | Scripps News Staff

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Fauci Announces December Departure From Government Service

Dr. Anthony Fauci — the nation's top infectious disease expert — has said his departure from the federal government does not mean he's retiring.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A doctor prepares a syringe with the monkeypox vaccine.

More Monkeypox Vaccines Will Be Made Available Ahead Of Pride Events

The U.S. is setting aside an extra 50,000 doses of monkeypox vaccines, specifically for large-scale pride events.

 | Maura Sirianni

President Biden gives pen he used to sign the "PACT Act of 2022" to Brielle Robinson, daughter of Sgt. Heath Robinson.

Veterans 'Burn Pits' Bill Marks A Personal Victory For Biden

Burn pits were used in Iraq and Afghanistan to dispose of chemicals, cans, plastics, medical equipment and human waste.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Pharmaceuticals spill out of a pill bottle.

Senate Rules Referee Weakens Dem Drug Plan In Economic Bill

Dems were told to remove language imposing hefty penalties on drugmakers that boost their prices beyond inflation in the private insurance market.

 | AP

U.S. President Joe Biden.

Biden Announces New Efforts To Address Youth Mental Health Crisis

The Biden administration also urged governors across the nation to invest more in school-based mental health services.

 | Scripps News Staff and Stephanie Liebergen

Servicios de la Raza, a social services organization that serves Denver, Colorado

Legislation Will Bridge Insurance Gap Among Hispanic Population

According to Census data, the Hispanic population is the least insured in the U.S. Some solutions are leveling the playing field.

 | Vanessa Misciagna and KMGH

A medical setting

Newsy Investigates: Vague Health Exceptions In Abortion Bans

Abortion bans have exceptions to save a pregnant person's life, but the laws aren't clear about when a life is in danger, a Newsy investigation finds.

 | Patrick Terpstra

Why Aren't Mental Health Resources Available To Everyone?

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness one in five Americans experience mental illness in a given year.

 | Maritsa Georgiou and Brandi Scarber

A firefighter pulls out a Safe Haven box.

Safe Haven Boxes Allow People To Safely Surrender Babies

Boxes from an Indiana non-profit lock and send alerts to first responders once a baby is placed inside the box.

 | Amber Strong

Dr. Caitlin Bernard, a reproductive healthcare provider, speaks during an abortion rights rally.

Indiana Doctor's Lawyer Tells AG To Halt False Statements

A lawyer issued a "cease and desist" letter over false information being spread on a physician who performed an abortion on a 10-year-old rape victim.

 | AP

The Walgreens logo on the front of a store.

Walgreens, Florida Settle Opioid Costs Lawsuit For $683M

Walgreens was the 12th and final defendant to settle with Florida, which will bring in more than $3 billion for the state to tackle opioid addiction.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki

White House Pleads For More COVID Funding; GOP Questions Spending

With the White House asking Congress to pass additional COVID relief funding, Republicans question how the previous $1.9 trillion package was spent.

 | AP

Emergency techs push a gurney into a hospital.

New Law Reducing Surprise Medical Billing Still Has Gaps

Under the "No Surprises Act," everyone who takes care of you at an emergency room will be in-network. But the law won't help every person.

 | Scripps News Staff

psilocybin mushrooms

More Doctors Are Embracing Psychedelics

Once shunned by the medical establishment, psychedelics are experiencing a comeback.

 | Kellan Howell and Scripps News Staff