A Chicago nonprofit aims to set the standard for providing adequate health care coverage to the millions of Americans with mental illnesses. To learn more about the program, NewsHour Weekend spoke with one participant, Ruthie Anderson, who spent three decades living on the street, struggling with drug addiction and mental illness. Continue reading
The second round of enrollment under the nation’s Affordable Care Act promises to be tougher than the first. Many of those eager to get covered already did, including those with health conditions that had prevented them from getting insurance in the past. Continue reading
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, who was a vocal critic of the botched online rollout of Healthcare.gov, tells Judy Woodruff the next test of the system will be Nov. 15th when the exchanges will be relaunched. Emanuel cited other health care and … Continue reading
Numerous large, low-wage employers are considering health plans that do not include hospital benefits. Continue reading
Language and cultural issues, along with immigration concerns, could still pose major barriers to enrolling Asian-Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in health insurance plans this fall, according to a report released Wednesday by Action for Health Justice, an advocacy coalition that aims to educate these populations about the health law. Continue reading
The nation’s respite from troublesome health care inflation is ending, the government said Wednesday in a report that renews a crucial budget challenge for lawmakers, taxpayers, businesses and patients. Economic recovery, an aging society and more people insured under the new health care law are driving the long-term trend. Continue reading
When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, it required health insurers, hospitals, device makers and pharmaceutical companies to share in the cost because they would get a windfall of new, paying customers.
Today in the Morning Line: Obama talks tough on ISIL McDonnell begins testimony in corruption trial Pryor touts support for “a law” that happens to be the Affordable Care Act The Iraq box: President Barack Obama said Wednesday the world … Continue reading
The Obama administration warned that more than 300,000 people could lose health care coverage if they can’t show proof that they are U.S. citizens or legal residents. Judy Woodruff talks to The Wall Street Journal’s Louise Radnofsky about the long-standing glitch that prompted the warning, reaction from immigration activists and who has the best chances of getting their policies renewed. Continue reading
Analysts who fear health spending is accelerating got plenty of evidence in Wall Street’s second-quarter results to support their thesis. But so did folks who hope spending is still under control.