Health

  • September 17, 2013  

    Polls show that a majority of Americans don’t understand how the health reform law and the new insurance exchanges — slated to open Oct. 1 — work. Who can sign up and what will be covered? Ray Suarez poses your frequently asked questions to NPR’s Julie Rovner. Continue reading

  • September 13, 2013   BY Kaiser Health News and Susan Jaffe  

    Registered nurse Susan Eager, discusses medication with patient Helen Ricci, 96, during a house call in Denver. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images. A commission created by Congress to address the country’s surging need for long-term health care released recommendations Friday … Continue reading

  • September 12, 2013   BY News Desk 

    “I’ve seen the worst tragedies.” –Dr. Roy Purssell From inside the emergency room at Vancouver General Hospital, Dr. Roy Purssell has seen the damage caused by drunken driving firsthand. As heartbreaking as those tragedies were, Purssell was equally alarmed by … Continue reading

  • September 10, 2013   BY Julie Appleby and Kaiser Health News  

    Many Americans will receive premium tax credits to help offset the costs of insurance under the health care reform law. Do you have questions about how your coverage might change under Obamacare? Share them with us and the PBS NewsHour … Continue reading

  • 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