Some of the highest costs for hospital care are borne by those who can least afford it, according to a study published this week in the journal Health Affairs.
U.S. health care spending is expected to increase dramatically over the next decade, from $2 trillion to over $4 trillion by 2016, according to a government report released Wednesday. NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer explains the report.
Essayist Chris Rose, a columnist at the New Orleans Times-Picayune, talks about the Crescent City and the one question he hears the most these days.
As various groups push to raise awareness of the adverse effects of global warming and energy prices continue to rise, companies are advertising greener, cleaner products that may cost a little more.
The Bush administration made one last push Monday to persuade seniors to sign up for Medicare's drug benefit before a financial penalty kicks in. Two experts discuss the deadline and what it means for seniors and others struggling to pay…
Nine months after Hurricane Katrina destroyed homes in Mississippi and Louisiana, real estate agents and residents of the area are having big problems obtaining homeowners insurance.
By PBS NewsHour
Massachusetts lawmakers approved a landmark bill Tuesday creating a system under which all citizens will be able to obtain health insurance, regardless of financial status.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
For the nation's insurance companies, the Aug. 29, 2005 landfall of Hurricane Katrina, and subsequent flooding that caused thousands to flee their homes, is shaping up to be the costliest domestic natural disaster in U.S. history.
Doctors from across New Jersey walked off the job Monday as part of a work slowdown to protest rising medical malpractice insurance premiums.
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