Health

  • September 9, 2013   BY Jason Kane  

    President Obama speaks about Affordable Care Act in June. New analysis in the journal Health Affairs looks at the likelihood that companies will drop coverage after the full law takes effect. Do you have questions about Obamacare? Submit them to … Continue reading

  • September 6, 2013   BY News Desk 

    Have a question about Obamacare? Send them to us and we may answer them on-air or online in the coming days. Find out how below. It’s one of the biggest changes in social policy in modern times. In just a … Continue reading

  • September 3, 2013   BY Alvin Tran and Kaiser Health News  

    Volunteers with the Get Covered America campaign canvas a neighborhood, informing prospective health insurance consumers about their options under the Affordable Care Act. Photo by Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images. The federal health law’s individual mandate, one of the key … Continue reading

  • August 27, 2013   BY Phil Galewitz and Kaiser Health News  

    Wondering how much insurance premiums will cost under the upcoming insurance exchanges? In many states, information is now becoming available. Photo by Lilli Day / Getty Images. One of the biggest questions about Obamacare is whether its new consumer protections … Continue reading

  • August 21, 2013   BY Julie Appleby and Kaiser Health News  

    Family insurance premiums have risen by a modest 4 percent for the second year in a row, a new survey finds. But a growing number of workers are feeling the pinch of deductibles of at least $1,000. Photo by John … Continue reading

  • August 21, 2013   BY Bridget Shirvell  

    PBS NewsHour holds live Twitter chats each Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT. Join us on Twitter @NewsHour using #NewsHourChats. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images. Open enrollment for health insurance exchanges begins Oct. 1. The Obama administration is hoping … Continue reading

  • August 20, 2013   BY Julie Appleby and Kaiser Health News  

    A volunteer organizes materials promoting new insurance options under the Affordable Care Act in a New Jersey neighborhood. How will the law impact premiums? Depends on who you ask. Photo by Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Premiums will skyrocket next … Continue reading

  • August 18, 2013   BY News Desk  

    Editor’s note | Starting Sept. 7, the PBS NewsHour is expanding its family, adding a “PBS NewsHour Weekend” newscast on Saturdays and Sundays. The 30-minute show will be anchored by NewsHour senior correspondent Hari Sreenivasan. The above interview is a … Continue reading

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    August 12, 2013   BY Jason Kane 

    On a narrow, dusty street in Tanzania, two women are fighting the global battle against tuberculosis and HIV. One is a nurse, the other is a drug dealer. Continue reading

  • August 5, 2013   BY Sam Lane  

    Researchers say there are too many gaps between current treatment options for opioid drug abuse and the evidence-based practices utilized in much of the rest of the developed world. Photo by flickr user ep_jhu. Just behind car accidents, opioid drug … Continue reading