Photo of Brigadier Gen. Wallace Harry Graham, right, personal physician of President Harry S. Truman checking his blood pressure

Democrats’ Internal Battle Over Health Care Goes Back Decades

WASHINGTON — Seventy years ago, before Medicare existed to inspire "Medicare for All," a Democratic president wrestled with a challenge strikingly similar to what the party's White House hopefuls face today on the issue of health care. Harry Truman, then in...
Photo of President Donald Trump

Sticker Shock: Trump Takes Aim at ‘Surprise Medical Bills’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will begin a push Thursday to fight health care sticker shock by limiting "surprise medical bills," the unexpected charges faced by insured patients when a member of a health care team that treated them is not in their insur...
Photo of Dr. Jeffrey Clemons

Physicians Criticize State Lawsuits Over Pelvic Mesh

SEATTLE — Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states, including Washington and California, over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders and incontinence might scare patients away from the best treatment options — or mayb...