Category Archives: News

Research Roundup: Surprise Bills, ACOs and Mental Health Care

Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs. JAMA Internal Medicine: Assessment Of Out-Of-Network Billing For Privately Insured Patients Receiving Care In In-Network Hospitals  Although surprise medical bills are receiving considerable attention from lawmakers and the news media, to date there has been little systematic study of the incidence… Read More »

It’s too easy to put the blame on ultra-processed foods

UPFs include everyday choices such as cereals, bread, baby food and flavoured milk It’s too easy to put the blame on ultra-processed foods Independent.ie Over half a century ago, we discovered that high blood cholesterol and high blood pressure greatly increased the risk of heart disease. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/healthy-eating/its-too-easy-to-put-the-blame-on-ultraprocessed-foods-38390116.html https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/healthy-eating/article38390115.ece/66ffe/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-08-12_lif_52349803_I1.JPG Email Over half a century ago, we… Read More »

Downtown Girls Basketball is a glamorous squad of models, creatives

People stop and stare — and often sneak photos during games. But the women of Downtown Girls Basketball are used to it. The all-female team, which is made up of models, artists, filmmakers, gallerists, authors and fashion designers, meets every Tuesday evening at a court in Tribeca, to play full-court, 5-on-5 basketball. There are no… Read More »

CMS chief unable to provide details on Trump healthcare plan

Dive Brief: CMS Administrator Seema Verma is unable to provide any details on President Donald Trump’s nebulous and long-promised healthcare plan, ostensibly for release in September. However, Verma did confirm the healthcare agency is “actively engaged in conversations” around the plan Thursday, noting CMS doesn’t have the ability to make more sweeping changes to bring down… Read More »