Lack of understanding about healthcare insurance is impacting the health of Americans.

Several states are working on their own healthcare plans to preserve some coverage and provisions of the Affordable Care Act as the healthcare law makes its way through an appeals court and faces the real possibility of being overturned, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Members of the Congressional Republican Study Committee released a new healthcare plan from the party, The Hill reported.

From 2009 to 2015, nearly 10,000 pharmacies­­––or one in eight––closed, despite an overall jump in the number of U.S. pharmacies.

The Hippocratic oath is the oath of ethics physicians typically abide by, but those working in U.S. immigration detention facilities may be facing a major dilemma. In fact, physicians working in these facilities may not be able to uphold the pledge updated and approved by the World Medical Association in 2017 to “not use my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat.”

Health insurance premiums on the individual marketplace are expected to drop 4% for the 2020 coverage year, according to CMS, which also stated it was the second consecutive year of declines.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a presidential candidate, has said she will soon reveal how she plans to pay for a Medicare for all health system as part of her platform, Politico reported.

Payments to hospitals have been reduced by more than $250 billion over the last decade, according to a recent study.

The American Medical Association has joined forces with 110 other healthcare industry groups representing hundreds of thousands of physicians to urge Congress to find a balanced approach to surprise medical billing legislation.

A former insurance executive is speaking up against the lobbying power of the health insurance industry as the issue of healthcare reform in the 2020 election heats up in the Democratic debates.

Despite the Trump administration’s battle cry to cut regulation and reduce paperwork for healthcare organizations, more medical practices say regulatory burdens are worse. And they’ve named prior authorization as the worst regulatory offender.

Sky-high drug prices are a huge issue for many Americans who can’t pay for necessary medications, and 78% feel the federal government should be able to negotiate better prices.