Addiction Treatment Shrinks During the Pandemic, Leaving People With Nowhere To Turn

Addiction Treatment Shrinks During the Pandemic, Leaving People With Nowhere To Turn

By Elizabeth Chiarello, Saint Louis University COVID-19 has overshadowed the U.S. opioid crisis, but that doesn’t mean opioid addiction has gone away. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid crisis has gotten worse. Drug overdose death rates rose 13% in the first half of 2020. COVID-19 threatens to dismantle an already frayed addiction treatment system, creating…

For COVID Tests, the Question of Who Pays Comes Down to Interpretation

For COVID Tests, the Question of Who Pays Comes Down to Interpretation

By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News In advance of an upcoming road trip with her elderly parents, Wendy Epstein’s physician agreed it would be “prudent” for her and her kids to get tested for COVID-19. Seeing the tests as a “medical need,” the doctor said insurance would likely pay for them, with no out-of-pocket cost…

2021 Health Plans Granted Leeway to Limit Consumers’ Benefit From Drug Coupons

2021 Health Plans Granted Leeway to Limit Consumers’ Benefit From Drug Coupons

By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News Without medication to manage her plaque psoriasis, Jennifer Brown’s face, scalp, trunk and neck periodically become covered in painful red, flaky patches so dry they crack and bleed. She has gotten relief from medications, but they come at a high price. For a while she was on Humira, made…

Statement From Healthywomen CEO on the Trump Administration’s Request to Overturn the Affordable Care Act | HealthyWomen

Statement From Healthywomen CEO on the Trump Administration’s Request to Overturn the Affordable Care Act | HealthyWomen

Share on: HealthyWomen is disappointed that the Trump Administration is supporting abolishing the Affordable Care Act in their brief to the Supreme Court. That Federal law has been in effect now for more than six years, and has provided access to insurance to millions of Americans, many of whom are women who otherwise would be…