Articles by ewis Krauskopf and Julie Steenhuysen

Doctors, Hospitals Expect Confusion as Obamacare Plans Begin

Hospitals and medical practices across the United States braced for confusion and administrative hassles as new insurance plans under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law took effect on Wednesday. More than 2 million people enrolled in private plans offered under the …

Safety, Security at Bio Labs Open to Interpretation, Not Matter of Law

To reach his office in Galveston National Laboratory, where scientists study deadly pathogens such as the Ebola and Marburg viruses, director James Le Duc swipes his key card at the building’s single entrance, which is guarded 24/7 by Texas state …

Officials See Risks in Consumer At-Home Gene Test Kits

U.S. health officials plan to ask advisers next week about the benefits and risks of direct-to-consumer genetic tests, including whether various kinds of tests should have to meet different regulatory standards, according to documents released Friday. The Food and Drug …