The White House is looking to slash what Medicare pays for drugs to roughly match the cost in European countries. US residents pay more for meds than any other high-income country; some drugs cost 4 times more than in other countries, tweeted health secretary Alex Azar.

Public health offers better bang for our buck than most other types of health care spending in the US—if we had more of it, what should it be spent on? Austin Frakt and Aaron E. Carroll checked in with officials, academics and funding organizations. The gist:

Contradicting assumptions held by over 50% of Americans that immigrants drive up healthcare costs, a new study finds that not only do immigrants receive far less care, they’re likely to pay more into the system than they take out when compared with those US-born.

Improved surgical care is a gateway to sustainable development, fostering healthy populations, and thus productivity and economic growth, writes writes Emmanuel Malabo Makasa, a surgeon and diplomat working in Zambia. 70% of the global population lacks access to safe,…

The skyrocketing price of life-saving prescription drugs mean scores of Americans must fork out thousands of dollars a month just to survive, or choose between crucial medications.Among them is 57-year-old Saundra Johnson, whose income is too high to qualify for extra…