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California bill would limit genitalia surgery for children

California doctors would be barred from treating or performing surgery on children born with genitals that don’t fit a single gender or are otherwise atypical unless it’s medically necessary or the child consents, under a bill unveiled Monday. It’s the latest effort by state legislators to give minors more control over their bodies and gender… Read More »

Massachusetts Stroke Patient Receives ‘Outrageous’ $474,725 Medical Flight Bill

This story is part of a partnership that includes WBUR, NPR and Kaiser Health News. This story can be republished for free (details). Kristina Cunningham was in stable condition on an evening in June, when EMTs lifted her gurney into a medical flight, bound for Boston. The 34-year-old couldn’t use her right arm or speak… Read More »

House GOP blocks spending bill provision to require drug price disclosures in TV ads

House Republicans have blocked a provision from a spending bill that would have required drug companies to post the prices of their products in TV commercials. The provision was not included in a larger healthcare spending bill finished by House and Senate negotiators on Thursday. The price disclosure requirement passed the Senate last month and… Read More »