Maryland could become the first state to stop participating in the federal family planning program

Maryland could be the first state to stop participating in the country’s only federal family program, should the Trump administration’s so-called gag rule go into effect.

On Saturday, the Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill that would end the state’s participation in Title X, if the administration prevents the program’s federal family planning funds from going to clinics like Planned Parenthood that provide abortion or refer patients for abortion elsewh...

‘I vote with my pancreas’: How the skyrocketing price of insulin became an 2020 election issue

Once a month, Sarah Stark makes the trip to her local pharmacy to pick up the insulin she needs to keep her diabetes in check.

She has health insurance through her job and uses a $100 manufacturer’s coupon to help defray the cost. Even so, she ends up paying a whopping $728.40.

Stark, 28, is not the only one to experience sticker shock when making the purchase. Invariably, the pharmacist who rings her up is taken aback by the price of the medication, and asks if she’s certai...

Cost of x-rays and ultrasounds to drop under Coalition pledge to increase Medicare rebates

All ultrasound and diagnostic radiology services to be cheaper under plan

Patients who need x-rays and ultrasounds will end up paying less under a new Morrison government pledge to reduce out-of-pocket expenses for the services.

The health minister, Greg Hunt, announced on Sunday the government would expand indexation of Medicare payments to all ultrasound and diagnostic radiology services over three years from 1 July 2020 – for the first time in 20 years.

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Andrew Yang is the most interesting presidential candidate you’ve never heard of

Like any respectable presidential candidate, Andrew Yang calls from a diner in New Hampshire. Naturally, he’s having the clam chowder. He says it’s delicious.

Over the past few months, like the more than a dozen other Democrats running in the primaries, Yang, a 44-year-old businessman, has been campaigning in early states and doing the media rounds.

The only thing is that nobody knows who he is. Well, not nobody, but basically nobody. In early February, in a blog post...

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More from Donald Trump’s remarks before vetoing the congressional resolution to block his national emergency at the southern border, where he doubled down on his portrayal of immigrants as invaders and criminals:

He called it...