Health Reform

  • November 6, 2012   BY Jay Hancock  

    Elizabeth Doran of Orlando, Fla., holds a sign supporting Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan outside a voting precinct on Tuesday. Photo by Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/Orlando Sentinel. The highest court in the country upheld most of the Affordable Care Act in … Continue reading

  • November 1, 2012   BY Mary Agnes Carey and Kaiser Health News  

    On the presidential campaign trail, Republican Mitt Romney has repeatedly called for repeal of the 2010 health law and President Barack Obama has vowed to implement it. Yet both men could face obstacles: Romney may be stymied by the lack … Continue reading

  • October 22, 2012   BY Jason Kane  

    How much is good health care worth to you? $8,233 per year? That’s how much the U.S. spends per person. Worth it? That figure is more than two-and-a-half times more than most developed nations in the world, including relatively rich … Continue reading

  • October 16, 2012   BY Kaiser Health News and PBS NewsHour  

    Throughout the presidential campaign, health care has been one of the top issues on voters’ minds. The presidential and vice-presidential nominees of the two parties have starkly different visions for how to control costs, improve access to care and preserve … Continue reading

  • October 12, 2012   BY Julie Appleby and Kaiser Health News  

    Student Joanna Cambria takes the pulse of a woman inside of a garage at a flower nursery serving as a health care clinic for migrant farm workers in Cheshire, Conn. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images. The U.S. is home to … Continue reading

  • October 1, 2012   BY Phil Galewitz and Kaiser Health News  

    Protestors carry signs as they demonstrate against proposed cuts to Medicaid programs outside San Francisco city hall on Sept. 21, 2011. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The future of Medicaid — the state-federal workhorse of the nation’s health system that … Continue reading

  • September 21, 2012   BY Julie Appleby and Marilyn Werber Serafini  

    Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire in August. Photo by Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images. This story was written by Julie Appleby and Marilyn Werber Serafini of Kaiser Health … Continue reading

  • September 12, 2012   BY Jason Kane  

    For the first time in four years, the number of Americans without health insurance dropped in 2011. According to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau, about 48.6 million people were uninsured last year, down from 49.9 million in … Continue reading

  • September 11, 2012   BY Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News  

    Health insurance premiums rose 4 percent for family coverage this year, well below last year’s increase and half the 8 percent average of the previous decade — largely because people used less health care in an uncertain economy. Family plan … Continue reading

  • September 5, 2012   BY Kaiser Health News  

    Several speakers cited the 2010 health law as a signature achievement of the Obama administration Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. This video sample includes Stacey Lihn, the mother of a child with congenital heart disease, … Continue reading