An Oklahoma jury has awarded $25.5 million to the family of a cancer patient denied coverage by Aetna, with jurors saying that the insurer acted “recklessly” and that the verdict was meant as a message for Aetna to change its ways.
Some of these factors may be genetically driven, and many of them may be related to larger social and structural institutions.
There is no denying that cutting-edge equipment and pharmaceutical breakthroughs can help save lives — but so can a doctor trained in storytelling.
“Obamacare’s” health insurance marketplaces seem to be stabilizing after two years of sharp premium hikes. And the exodus of insurers from the program has halted, even reversed somewhat, with more consumer choices for 2019.
The number of American women who experience severe, often life-threatening, complications during pregnancy and childbirth has increased almost 200 percent in recent years, and pregnancy-associated deaths are on the rise. The D.C. area is not immune to these troubling trends. WTOP takes a look at what’s threatening the lives of mothers.
Powerful Virginia Republican Del. Terry Kilgore said Thursday that he’d changed his mind after years of opposition and now supports Medicaid expansion.
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will create a health care company that is “free from profit-making incentives.”
With high costs increasing every year, it’s wise to consider how to get your money’s worth. Now is a great time to consider some of these quick and easy action steps.
In a new book, a doctor illustrates how the medical system can be improved with a more-thoughtful approach to treatment — one of attention, kindness and “above all, responsibility.”
Several hospitals in the D.C. area were ranked in the Hospital Safety Grades study, a nonprofit watchdog dedicated to improving transparency in health care. Here’s how they did.
A website set up by the Maryland Health Care Commission lets patients scroll through various hospitals, seeing how much, on average, a particular procedure costs at each facility.
The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by Congress to overhaul the health care system.
The latest efforts in Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act has gotten attention across the river in the Virginia governor’s race.
Senate Republicans unveiled a “discussion draft” of their long-awaited health care bill Thursday, a part of their party’s ongoing efforts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.
Lawmakers in Virginia and Maryland voted pretty entirely along party lines — with one notable exception. Barbara Comstock, a Republican whose district covers a large portion of Northern Virginia, voted no. Overall, the GOP health care bill passed on a 217-213 vote.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.