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President Barack Obama's fiscal 2014 budget includes a variety of what he says are "manageable" changes for Medicare's 54 million beneficiaries as well as for the hospitals, nursing homes and other health care providers that serve them. That…
By Susan Dentzer
Whenever I travel around the country -- or the world -- and people I meet learn that I am a journalist focused on health and health care, they often ask: What country do you think has the best health…
By Kaiser Health News
Three years after the Affordable Care Act became law, a roundtable of reporters weighs in on what's changed for consumers, businesses and state governments -- and what you should expect next.
Republican Governors Rethink Opposition to Medicaid Expansion…
By Julie Appleby
STERLING, Va. - Perched by a computer monitor wedged between shelves of cough drops and the pharmacy in a bustling Walmart, Mohamed Khader taps out answers to questions such as how often he eats vegetables, whether anyone in his…
By Phil Galewitz
Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images. During the debate over the 2010 federal health care overhaul, Democrats promised that illegal immigrants wouldn't be among the 27 million people who'd gain coverage. President Barack Obama repeated that pledge last month when…
By Jenny Gold
After a year of lawsuits and public outcry, the Obama administration proposed Friday a way for women who work at nonprofit religious institutions to get free birth control without requiring their employers to pay for it. Instead, institutions…
Americans die sooner and experience unhealthier lives than residents in other high-income countries even though the United States spends far more on health care, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Academy of Sciences. This health…
Health Care Spending Increases but Rate Slows With Recession and Economy…
By Jason Kane
Tea Party activist William Temple, protests in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, on June 28, the morning the justices ruled to uphold the vast majority of the health care reform law. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images. Should old acquaintance…
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