The “conscience clause,” on which a conservative Supreme Court keeps granting employers exemptions from federal law, was a political decision, and more fragile than liberals realize.
Excess sugar intake is killing Americans. But a few giant, consolidated beverage companies keep squashing reform efforts.
Drug companies spend more than $3 billion a year on advertising. It works.
Breast cancer awareness and prevention are important, but patients’ mental health needs deserve equal attention.
Congress shouldn’t bypass a groundbreaking opportunity to support medical research.
More than 5.7 million young Americans have become insured since 2010.
America’s biggest demographic challenges might be posed not by the very young, but by the very old.
How Medicare and other federal subsidies rope the elderly into painful, futile, and costly end-of-life care.
Buried in Steven Brill’s convoluted tome are important truths about how to reform our health care delivery system.
Maintenance therapy proved its value half a century ago. We need it today to combat a rise in opioid use. But many courts and prisons cling to a Reagan-era “Just say no” mind-set.