CMS Ignores Federal Judge Ruling To Approve Medicaid Work Rules in Utah

Work helps make people healthier, CMS chief Seema Verma said in approving Utah’s waiver request to tie government health benefits to employment or volunteer work. But Judge James Boasberg has said that isn’t the goal of Medicaid.

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What happens to rural and small-town Trump voters after Trump is gone?

Rural and small-town residents believe they aren’t getting their fair share from the government. A majority of them were Trump supporters in 2016. How will they vote when Trump is gone?

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Data reveals the value of an assist in basketball

Why are three-pointer shots from the corner more efficient than the ones above the break? The answer: More than 90 percent of corner three-point shots are assisted.

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Want to fix gerrymandering? Then the Supreme Court needs to listen to mathematicians

Supreme Court justices have previously called statistical methods of measuring partisan gerrymandering ‘sociological gobbledygook’ and ‘a bunch of baloney.’

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What Oklahoma’s opioid settlement means for other states, cities and counties suing Purdue Pharma

The $270 million settlement may not mean a whole lot if Purdue files for bankruptcy as it’s reportedly considering.

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Why pay transparency alone won’t eliminate the persistent wage gap between men and women

Women make about 81 cents for every dollar a man earns, little changed in recent years. Could more pay transparency change that?

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health’ Health Care’s Back (In Court)

It’s been a wild week for health policy, mostly because of developments surrounding two different legal cases. Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner join KHN’s Julie Rovner to sort it out with a discussion of a setback for Medicaid work requirements and the Trump administration’s decision to back a lawsuit claiming the entire Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Also, Rovner interviews filmmaker Mike Eisenberg about his movie “To Err Is Human: A Patient Safety Documentary.”

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World’s First HIV-To-HIV Kidney Transplant With Living Donor Succeeds

The organ transplant from a living donor opens up the universe of available organs.

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How single women are driving gentrification in Hong Kong and elsewhere

A new study examined how growing numbers of single women in one of the world’s most expensive cities are contributing to its gentrification.

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Nonprofits that scrimp on overhead aren’t necessarily better than those spending more

A study that compared Habitat for Humanity affiliates found that what nonprofits are doing may matter more than how much they’re spending.

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