Where do the 2020 Democratic hopefuls stand on health care?

Millions of Americans will turn on their TVs tonight and tomorrow night to watch the Democratic presidential hopefuls cross swords—and health care is sure to emerge as a major issue. While the candidates have largely similar views health care topics like vaccines and marijuana legalization, they differ widely on ways to reform the health insurance system and curb rising prescription drug prices.

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How this 61-year-old gave birth to her own granddaughter

When Matthew Eledge and his husband tried to find a surrogate to carry their child, "they found the process confusing and weren't completely confident about navigating in vitro fertilization as gay men," according to NBC News. So they turned to an unusual source for help: Matthew's 61-year-old mother, Cecile.

The rising costs of blockbuster drugs, in one chart

The median total costs insurers and patients paid for the 49 most popular prescription drugs in the United States, by sales, increased between 2012 and 2017, with many of those costs increasing more than twofold, according to a recent study.

It's official: Medicare will reimburse more hospitals for TAVR

CMS on Friday finalized requirements that relax the number of procedures required to receive Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR), Inside Health Policy reports.

AbbVie plans to purchase Allergan, maker of Botox, for about $63 billion

Drugmaker AbbVie on Tuesday announced that it plans to buy Allergan, the maker of Botox, for about $63 billion in cash and stock—a deal worth $80 billion after accounting for debt.

San Francisco to become first city to ban e-cigarette sales

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to approve an ordinance that would ban e-cigarette sales and distribution in the city, and San Francisco Mayor London Breed (D) has said she will sign the measure.

Around the nation: UPMC, Highmark sign 10-year truce

The agreement will allow Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield patients to receive care at UPMC facilities, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Missouri, and Pennsylvania.