Some Hospitals Kept Suing Patients Over Medical Debt Through the Pandemic

A new study says some of the nation's largest hospital systems kept filing lawsuits, liens and garnishments — and most were nonprofit

Access & Affordability

15 Minutes With Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

A champion for women's health, Debbie Dingell opens up about her recent emergency surgery and her thoughts about health care in the United States

Expert Perspectives

Health Is Infrastructure, Too

Special assistant to President Biden joins health experts for HealthyWomen's webinar to discuss how infrastructure impacts women's health care

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Trans Kids in the US Were Seeking Treatment Decades Before Today’s Political Battles Over Access to Health Care

These kids faced tremendous obstacles in a world where the word "transgender" didn't even exist

Your Health

Enough to Wreck Their Rest: $10,322 for a Sleep Study

Even with insurance, José Mendoza owes nearly six times what Medicare would pay for an overnight test in a sleep lab

Access & Affordability

Doctors Now Must Provide Patients Their Health Data, Online and on Demand

A new federal regulation makes it easy to get test results and see what your doctor is recording about your health. One downside: You might not understand what you read.

Access & Affordability

‘Kicking You When You’re Down’: Many Cancer Patients Pay Dearly for Parking

The cost of parking while in cancer treatment is finally drawing national scrutiny

Access & Affordability

Time to Say Goodbye to Some Insurers’ Waivers for Covid Treatment Fees

A growing number of insurers are quietly ending those fee waivers for Covid-19 treatment on some or all policies

Access & Affordability

Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis Brings More Attention to Solving Long-Ignored Racial Gaps in Health

Where someone lives is the greatest predictor of health and life expectancy. A person's ZIP code is also a good predictor of their race and ethnicity.

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How Parents Can Support a Child Who Comes out as Trans – by Conquering Their Own Fears, Following Their Child’s Lead and Tolerating Ambiguity

Studies show that family acceptance or rejection has a big impact on a trans child's mental health and happiness

Your Health

Biden Moves to Overturn Trump Birth Control Rules

Trump era rules resulted in hundreds of thousands losing access to critical family planning and related preventive health services

Fertility

What You Need to Know About Prior Authorization

Without prior authorization, health insurers can deny coverage and not pay for services or treatments, but consumers can appeal

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Prior Authorization Doesn’t Have to Be a Barrier to Care

If at first you are denied, try, try again

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How to Navigate Prior Authorization

The ins and outs of getting what you need from your health insurance

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