California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed a universal health care program that would extend coverage to the state's uninsured population. A California health official and NewsHour correspondent Susan Dentzer discuss the implications of the proposed plan.
Residents of Greeley, Colo., like many towns affected by raids on meat plants last week that led to the arrest of more than 1,000 allegedly undocumented workers, are debating the impact of immigrants on their communities.
By PBS NewsHour
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Thursday it plans to begin selling nearly 300 generic prescription drugs for a sharply discounted rate of $4 for a month's supply.
Organizations that deliver free medical care worldwide, often in emergencies, recently visited rural Virginia to provide more than 1,000 people with all types of health services. Susan Dentzer provides a report.
Nationwide, up to 98,000 deaths annually can be attributed to errors in U.S. hospitals, including misprescribed medication and hospital-acquired infections. The 100,000 Lives campaign wants to save money and lives by bringing together health care groups and hospitals.
Residents of Moss Point, Miss. have just a small clinic to cater to their medical needs after Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of the area last year.
The clock is ticking for Medicare beneficiaries wishing to enroll in a prescription drug coverage plan by the May 15 registration deadline. Susan Dentzer of the NewsHour's Health Unit reports on the prescription drug coverage countdown.
Susan Dentzer of the Health Unit reports from New Orleans about the city's broken health care system after Hurricane Katrina and the effort to assist the thousands of residents who are poor, uninsured and chronically ill.
New statistics indicated that health costs in the U.S. rose some 8.7 percent in 2001, marking the single largest increase in ten years. The escalating expense of care was driven in large part by the cost of prescription drugs and…
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