HEALTH

McCaskill Launches Investigation of Opioid Drugmakers

McCaskill Launches Investigation of Opioid Drugmakers

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D- Missouri, is seeking marketing information, sales records and studies from manufacturers of the top-selling opioid products in the United States to determine whether drugmakers have contributed to an overuse of the pain killers. From the Associated Press and PBS NewsHour's The Rundown blog.

What’s Next for the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky?

Kentucky Tonight

What’s Next for the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky?

Renee Shaw and her guests discuss possible changes to how the Affordable Care Act is administered in Kentucky. Scheduled guests: State Rep. Addia Wuchner, R-Florence, chair of the House Health and Family Services Committee; State Rep. Steve Riggs, D-Louisville, president of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators; Jim Waters, president of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions; Dustin Pugel, research and policy associate at the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.

A Day in the Life of a Primary Care Doctor

Kentucky Health

A Day in the Life of a Primary Care Doctor

Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Mary Barry of Norton Community Medical Associates and attorney Sarah Spurlock with Stites & Harbison PLLC.

Did Obamacare Help or Hurt You?

PBS NewsHour

Did Obamacare Help or Hurt You?

With Congress considering legislation that would repeal some of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, PBS NewsHour asked people if they were concerned or encouraged by these potential changes. More than 1,000 people responded from across the country — from Maine to Missouri and California. These are a few of those stories.

Why a Top Physicians’ Group Opposes the GOP Health Care Plan

PBS NewsHour

Why a Top Physicians’ Group Opposes the GOP Health Care Plan

Although leading Republicans are pushing to pass their Obamacare replacement bill next week, its impact on millions of Americans remains a point of worry. Some prominent interest groups directly involved in health care are expressing opposition to the plan. Jeffrey Brown talks to Dr. Andrew Gurman, president of the American Medical Association, about the group’s concerns.

Creating a Region-Wide Response to the Opioid Crisis in Western Kentucky

Creating a Region-Wide Response to the Opioid Crisis in Western Kentucky

As part of KET’s Inside Opioid Addiction initiative, a production team visited a board meeting of the McCracken County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP) to learn more about the roots of the opioid abuse epidemic in Western Kentucky and what measures are being taken to bolster prevention and treatment efforts for at-risk populations.

GOP Health Overhaul Puts Pressure on State Governments

PBS NewsHour

GOP Health Overhaul Puts Pressure on State Governments

Governors and state lawmakers analyzing the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act fear that their residents would be placed under increased financial stress if the new American Health Care Act becomes law, primarily due the plan's reduction in Medicaid coverage and its less generous federal subsidies for health insurance in the form of tax credits. A report from the Associated Press posted on PBS NewsHour's The Rundown blog.

What the CBO Sees Ahead for the GOP Health Care Bill

PBS NewsHour

What the CBO Sees Ahead for the GOP Health Care Bill

An analysis of the Republican health care bill was released Monday by the Congressional Budget Office, offering best estimates on cost, coverage and other issues. Among the takeaways are that 24 million fewer people would be insured after a decade, and it would reduce the deficit by more than $300 billion. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to take a look at the numbers.

How the Republican Health Care Bill Would Change Funding for Medicaid

PBS NewsHour

How the Republican Health Care Bill Would Change Funding for Medicaid

Under the new Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, there are major changes to Medicaid funding for states. Judy Woodruff talks to Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News about why those changes are causing concerns for some states.

How Would the American Health Care Act Affect Cost, Access?

PBS NewsHour

How Would the American Health Care Act Affect Cost, Access?

The House bill that Republicans plan to pass to replace the Affordable Care Act keeps some of the most popular provisions of the law, but it does not mandate coverage and shifts how the government would provide financial help. John Yang looks at key aspects of the plan with Sabrina Corlette of the Health Policy Institute and Lanhee Chen of the Hoover Institution.