Eighteen former NBA players were charged Thursday with pocketing about $2.5 million illegally by defrauding the league's health and welfare benefit plan in a scam that authorities said involved claiming fictitious medical and dental expenses.
By Larry Neumeister, Tim Reynolds, Associated Press
On Thursday night, we looked at problems in Louisiana, where COVID-19 vaccination rates are lagging behind the rest of the country. William Brangham now turns focus to how vaccines have improved life dramatically in New York, but the toll on…
By William Brangham
While COVID-19 vaccination rates in some parts of the country are approaching nearly 70%, other areas are seeing rates flatten or even decline. As William Brangham reports, vaccinations in the southern U.S. have been especially slow, with no southern state…
By William Brangham
The action by the Department of Health and Human Services affirms that federal laws forbidding sex discrimination in health care also protect gay and transgender people.
By Associated Press
By Dan Cooney, Vaishnavee Sharma
What questions about affordable health care and the U.S. health care system would you like to hear answered? Send us your questions for our live event.
By William Brangham, Jason Kane
The U.S. spends nearly $4 trillion on health care, yet inequities in care continue to persist. With 30 million Americans uninsured during the pandemic, is universal health care the answer? William Brangham explores the matter in our new documentary, "Critical…
By Jason Kane, William Brangham
This broadcast is an update to NewsHour’s “The Best Health Care?” series which examined how high-income nations have achieved health care coverage for their populations at a much lower cost, with better outcomes.
Despite some early hopes that isolation might protect rural areas of America from the worst of the pandemic, COVID-19 has infiltrated small communities in every corner of the country. And many of those places…
By Yamiche Alcindor, Rachel Wellford, Bria Lloyd, Lizz Bolaji
Black Americans have historically faced discrimination and even abuse by medical professionals, issues that have again come to the forefront during the pandemic. We here from Americans who have directly experienced discrimination, and Yamiche Alcindor speaks with Dr. Vanessa Northington…
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