For people who need an individual policy and are anticipating cheaper plans this fall, the advice seems to be: Look carefully and read the fine print.
By Megan Thompson, Mori Rothman, Michael D. Regan
Forty years ago this week, President Jimmy Carter declared Love Canal a national health emergency when the small community near Niagara Falls, New York, learned that their homes and school were built on 22,000 tons of chemicals. Today, many residents…
By PBS NewsHour
In 1980, the Congress approved the Superfund program, generating money to clean up the country’s most hazardous toxic sites by imposing a tax on industries that polluted the most. Since 2000, the program’s purchasing power has declined by 40 percent…
More people than ever are calling the Lifeline—but some crisis center directors and suicide prevention advocates say the system is overwhelmed and underfunded.
“These low global rates of early initiation of breastfeeding are evidence of a massive missed opportunity worldwide,” the report said.
The list of grantees comes amid a major battle over the future of Title X, with women's rights groups and medical societies pushing back on a Trump administration proposal to bar taxpayer-funded clinics from referring women for abortions.
Some health care experts caution that these plans, while cheaper, may ultimately lead to dropped coverage or none at all, if the person is confronted by an unexpected illness or accident.
The Trump administration took another step toward eliminating the Affordable Care Act by changing rules that will allow consumers to buy cheaper, shorter-term health insurance and for longer. But insurers would not have to cover pre-existing conditions or offer the…
New ratings now reflect staffing levels based on objective payroll records and not on nursing homes’ self-assessment of staffing adequacy.
By Laura Santhanam
Here’s a look at these Title X programs, how the government wants to change them and what advocates plan to do next.
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