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Soda Loses Its U.S. Crown: Americans Now Drink More Bottled Water

Wall Street Journal - Health - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 18:31

Americans now officially drink more bottled water than soda. It’s a shift that decades ago might have seemed unthinkable—that consumers would buy a packaged version of something that was free from a tap.

White House Casts Pre-emptive Doubt on Congressional Budget Office

New York Times - Health - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 17:51

President Trump had a habit during his campaign for “working the referees,” and the Congressional Budget Office is now a target of his efforts to cast doubt on institutions long seen as trustworthy.

Tanning Industry, Taxed Under Obama, Cheers G.O.P. Health Bill

New York Times - Health - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 17:11

An industry that blames the Affordable Care Act for putting salons out of business looks forward to planned Republican repeal of the “tan tax.”

After a Stillbirth, Tests Can Help Pinpoint the Cause

New York Times - Health - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 14:00

A new study found that two tests were particularly effective in helping to determine the cause of a stillbirth.

A Death in the I.C.U.

New York Times - Health - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 08:00

For some patients, the intensive care unit is the right place to be, even if there is no cure in sight.

Change in Plans: Obamacare Uncertainty: Readers Speak Out on Early Retirement

New York Times - Health - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 06:00

One reader says she may have to marry her boyfriend to get him health insurance.

Why Republicans Are Battling Republicans on Obamacare Repeal

New York Times - Health - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 03:00

Despite G.O.P. agreement that the Affordable Care Act must be scrapped, House leaders are under attack from conservatives who find their approach timid.

A Running Conversation With My Brother

New York Times - Health - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 03:00

No one would have pegged my brother as a good running companion. But after he died in 2009, that’s what he became.

Health Groups Denounce G.O.P. Bill as Its Backers Scramble

New York Times - Health - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 17:58

Influential medical groups warned that the plan would lead to a rise in the uninsured, leaving House Republicans scrambling to marshal support.

GOP's Health Plan Draws Skepticism on Capitol Hill

Wall Street Journal - Health - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 07:24

President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed House Republicans’ proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but emerging conservative opposition threatened to derail the contentious plan.

Health-Care Companies See Big Risks in Plan to Replace Obamacare

Wall Street Journal - Health - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 05:36

Though they are applauding the elimination of some taxes, insurers foresee problems from the cancellation of penalties for going without health coverage.