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  • Bill on drug pricing would help state in figuring healthcare costs

    Bill on drug pricing would help state in figuring healthcare costs
    A new crop of specialty drugs holds great promise for treating or even curing some devastating diseases, but their high cost challenges health insurers and taxpayer-funded health programs. In California, Gov. Jerry Brown has asked for $300 million in the coming fiscal year's budget just for specialty hepatitis C medications such as Sovaldi, which can cost Medi-Cal or the state prison system more than $80,000 for a course of treatment. Before policymakers can figure out how to cope with the costs over the long term, they need to know more about why these drugs are priced as high as they are. That's where a new proposal by Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco) comes in.
  • Las Vegas tries new tactic to improve city's notorious healthcare

    Teresa Garcia, weak and in pain, had all but given up on doctors when she came to a small clinic next to a former wedding chapel on the Strip. "I never thought I would get better," the 55-year-old housekeeper said, recalling years of perfunctory...

    $10-million ad campaign joins 'avalanche' of anti-Obamacare ads

    $10-million ad campaign joins 'avalanche' of anti-Obamacare ads
    The big-spending conservative group American Crossroads and its nonprofit arm launched a new offensive Tuesday in the 2014 campaign for control of the U.S. Senate with an ad targeting North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan and her support of the Affordable Care...

    In defense of annual pelvic exams

    To the editor: Just recently, the American College of Physicians (an organization of internists and general practitioners) issued a statement suggesting that annual pelvic exams are unnecessary because there is no evidence that they save lives. ("...

    Thank Hobby Lobby for showing why we need single-payer healthcare

    Thank Hobby Lobby for showing why we need single-payer healthcare
    To the editor: When the Supreme Court handed down its Hobby Lobby decision, I was glad — glad because it would be the start of our country realizing how insane it is to link business and healthcare. ("The Hobby Lobby case proves the necessity of...