Health Care

'Surfer' shoots heroin in a park in the South Bronx

Full Circle: How One Man Turned His Recovery Into A Business

Drug addiction once controlled Nick Albaugh's life. Now, he's using his unique experience to help others get clean.

 | Alexandra Miller

Senate Republicans

Senate Republicans Will Tack Individual Mandate Repeal Onto Tax Bill

Repealing the mandate would free up more than $300 billion of revenue over the next decade to balance out the GOP's plan to cut taxes.

 | Jake Jones

Alex Azar

Trump Picks Alex Azar To Lead Health And Human Services Department

Alex Azar previously worked in the Department of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

A doctor measures a patient's blood pressure

How Nixing The ACA's Individual Mandate Could Affect Federal Deficit

The Congressional Budget Office's new estimates show eliminating the Affordable Care Act's individual mandates has costs and benefits.

 | Lindsey Pulse

Obamacare sign

Maine Voters Say Yes To Medicaid Expansion — But The Governor Says No

Maine voted to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, but it's not clear if that will happen.

 | Gabrielle Ware

Stefan de Vrij of the Netherlands of the Netherlands Men's National Soccer Team holds gauze up to a wound on his forehead

Wounds Can Heal Faster Depending On When The Injury Happened

Your body's circadian clock regulates a lot of your bodily functions, but researchers figured out that same clock can also influence cell activity.

 | Tyler Adkisson


The White House Now Has A Plan To Fight The Opioid Crisis

The White House commission on opioids has released its final recommendations for addressing the crisis.

 | Matt Picht

A box of Tylenol, which contains acetaminophen, is displayed for a photograph

How Strong Is The Link Between Acetaminophen Use And ADHD?

Medical experts aren't convinced that there's sufficient enough evidence to link the attention disorder to prenatal acetaminophen use.

 | Tyler Adkisson

Long-term caretaker

How Lower Immigration Could Impact Baby Boomers

It has to do with the home health industry — the fifth-fastest growing in the country.

 | Eugene Daniels

U.S. Capitol

4 Million Kids Could Lose Health Insurance If Congress Doesn't Act

Congress didn't reauthorize the funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program at the end of September.

 | Eugene Daniels

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

Schumer Says The Bipartisan Health Care Deal Has The Votes To Pass

Sen. Chuck Schumer told NBC's "Meet the Press" they have more than enough support for the deal.

 | Lindsey Pulse

Gun instructor Mike Stilwell teaches a concealed-carry permit class in Utah

3 Million Americans Carry A Loaded Firearm On Their Person Daily

In the past 20 years, more states have allowed people to carry guns on their person in public. Some doctors say that could be a public health problem.

 | Tyler Adkisson

Sens. Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander

Bipartisan Deal: Pay Obamacare Subsidies, Lower State Requirements

The deal would extend key Obamacare subsidies in exchange for allowing states more flexibility in the market.

 | Jake Jones

Rep. Tom Marino

Trump Promises To Vet Rep. Marino For Drug Role

Trump says he's looking into a report that Rep. Tom Marino led a push to defang the Drug Enforcement Agency's ability to deal with the opioid crisis.

 | Matt Picht

President Donald Trump

Trump's Health Insurance Actions Could End In A 'Death Spiral'

Trump's actions to modify the Obamacare insurance marketplace could result in higher prices and fewer insurers.

 | Matt Picht

Health care reform specialist helps people select insurance plans.

Trump Administration To End Critical Obamacare Subsidies To Insurers

The Trump administration is scrapping a critical set of Obamacare subsidies that help lower-income Americans pay for health care.

 | Briana Koeneman

Matt Paris before and after he began recovery.

Full Circle: How One Man Survived Addiction To Help Others

Drug addiction once controlled Matt Paris' life. Now, he's using his unique experience to help others get clean.

 | Alexandra Miller

President Donald Trump

Senators Urge Trump To Take Action On Opioids

Two senators wrote a letter to the president urging him to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency.

 | Cristina Mutchler

Eric Hargan

Here's The New Acting Head Of Health And Human Services

Eric Hargan will replace Don Wright as acting secretary of Health and Human Services; Tom Price resigned as secretary in September.

 | Lindsey Pulse

Woman smokes a menthol cigarette

Doctors Are Split On Cigarettes' Place In Psychiatric Hospitals

Adults with mental health disorders smoke about 1 in 3 cigarettes in the U.S. Some doctors argue tobacco-free psychiatric hospitals might help.

 | Tyler Adkisson

A nun holds a sign for religious freedom

The Trump Administration Loosens An Obama-Era Birth Control Mandate

New rules expand the types of entities that can claim moral or religious exemptions to Obamacare's contraceptive mandate.

 | Lindsey Pulse

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Secretary Price

HHS Secretary Price Resigns After Travel Scandal

HHS Secretary Tom Price has resigned after a series of reports claimed he spent over $1 million of taxpayer money on private flights.

 | Matt Picht

Sens. Bill Cassidy, Mitch McConnell

Reports: Senate Will Not Vote On Obamacare Repeal Bill

The bill's fate was sealed when two more senators joined John McCain and Rand Paul in opposing the latest repeal effort.

 | Jake Jones

Sens. Bill Cassidy (left) and Lindsey Graham

Here's A Glimpse At The Latest GOP Health Care Bill, Graham-Cassidy

The bill would end the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion and institute a per-person spending cap for the program.

 | Jake Jones

Secretary Tom Price

As Trump's Health Secretary, Tom Price Is Really Into Private Jets

Secretary Price took five expensive chartered flights in one week, according to Politico.

 | Matt Picht

A "repeal" sign

The GOP Has Another Shot To Repeal Obamacare, And It's Coming Up Soon

The deadline to pass the bill in the Senate with only GOP support is the end of this month.

 | Jake Jones

Sen. Bernie Sanders

'Medicare For All' Has Some Big-Name Backers — And Democratic Skeptics

Bernie Sanders' bill has a long way to go before it becomes law.

 | Eugene Daniels

Republican senators

Republicans Launch One More Effort To Repeal Obamacare

The latest plan would replace Obamacare's Medicaid expansions with block grants for states.

 | Matt Picht

President Donald Trump

Trump Plans New Health Care Push — Because Congress Isn't Busy Enough

And the Senate will have less than a month to get it done.

 | Eugene Daniels

Sen. Kamala Harris

Democratic 'Rising Star' Harris Will Back Sanders' Health Care Bill

Sen. Kamala Harris' support could help give the bill some steam.

 | Gabrielle Ware