Making a serious effort to reduce loneliness offers an almost entirely overlooked way to rein in health care costs.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Tom Murphy, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — “Obamacare” is proving more of a challenge than the Trump administration bargained for. With the “repeal and replace” effort at an impasse on Capitol Hill, the administration released on Thursday a set of fixes to stabilize the Affordable…
By Jessica Yarvin
There's plenty of politics covered in a 24-hour news cycle's time, but not everything gets the attention it deserves.
By Christine Vestal, Stateline
An estimated 22 million Americans have a drug or alcohol addiction that needs treatment, yet only one in 10 receive it.
By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News
In Alaska, individual health insurance premiums here climbed almost 40 percent annually after the ACA went into effect, and high health care costs drove all but one provider out of the market in 2017.
By Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson, Associated Press
Most young Americans want any health care overhaul under President Donald Trump to look a lot like the Affordable Care Act signed into law by his predecessor, President Barack Obama.
By Durrie Bouscaren, St. Louis Public Radio
Federal law already prevents Medicaid from reimbursing providers for most abortions. Missouri’s new measure rejects $8.3 million in federal funds for the women’s health program, allowing the state to block state funds for other family planning services from going to…
By Thomas Beaumont and Dylan Lovan, Associated Press
In Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Iowa in the bitter aftermath of the GOP's epic failure, Republicans who blocked the legislation have won praise from constituents for stopping what many saw as a flawed plan, either in the legislation's substance…
By PBS NewsHour
The Affordable Care Act withstood a Republican effort to "repeal and replace," but there are problems with the current law that lawmakers acknowledge need to be addressed. We meet a few Americans who have concerns about Obamacare. Then Mary Agnes…
By Tom Murphy, Associated Press
As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year.
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