Health Care
  • FILE PHOTO: Swiss drugmaker Novartis' logo is seen at the company's plant in the northern Swiss town of Stein, Switzerland October 23, 2017.   REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

    The Most Expensive Drug in the World — for Now

    By Michael Rainey

    The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a gene therapy from Novartis that treats spinal muscular atrophy, clearing the way to market for what’s set to become the world’s most expensive...

  • Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) speaks about healthcare reform in Washington

    A Bipartisan Plan to Lower Health Costs, End Surprise Bills

    By Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News

    In a year already marked by a wide variety of congressional health care legislation, Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the chair and ranking Democrat of the Health,...

  • Democratic U.S. presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington

    The Cost of Medicare for All Comes Down to Two Little Words

    By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News

    A powerful congressional committee holds a hearing on single-payer health care. It sounds like the perfect place for lawmakers looking to score easy political points and cut new sound bites for one...

  • A Health Care Overhaul Could Kill 2 Million Jobs, and That’s OK

    By Elisabeth Rosenthal, Kaiser Health News

    As calls for radical health reform grow louder, many on the right, in the center and in the health care industry are arguing that proposals like “Medicare for All” would cause economic ruin,...

  • Chart of the Day: The High Cost of Employer Health Coverage

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Nearly 24 million Americans who have employer-provided health insurance plans spent a large share of their income on health care, according to a new report by The Commonwealth Fund. The report...