Citing runaway costs and a focus on patients taking responsibility for their health, Republicans have vowed to roll back the benefits, cut federal funding and give states more power to eliminate services they consider unaffordable.
By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News
Efforts to expand physician-assisted death, which is legal in six states and Washington, D.C., are met with powerful resistance from religious groups, disability advocates and the medical establishment.
By Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News
The months-long failure on Capitol Hill to pass a long-term extension to CHIP portends serious health consequences, with disruption in ongoing treatments.
By Phil Galewitz and Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News
Thousands of poor adults in Kentucky will have to find jobs and pay monthly premiums to retain their Medicaid coverage as a result of drastic changes to the state’s health insurance program approved Friday by the Trump administration.
By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
By Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News
Flu is widespread in 46 states, and at least 106 people had died from the infectious disease as of mid-December. Here's what you need to know about this year's flu.
By By Anna Gorman and Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
Three days after California businesses began selling marijuana for recreational use, a policy change by the federal government has sparked uncertainty about the future of legalized cannabis and provoked sharp reactions from officials in the state and around the nation.
By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News
Premature death, a dearth of treatments, mistreatment in emergency rooms and a woeful lack of funding are just a few of the problems.
Voters in Maine overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure to expand Medicaid to most low-income adults -- that's at least 70,000 residents who stand to gain health insurance. But the law's fate is still unclear because Gov. Paul LePage says lawmakers…
When low-income Americans are concentrated in substandard homes in struggling or violent neighborhoods, it has tangible consequences for well-being. Research confirms that moving families into less segregated neighborhoods improves overall health, and some communities are giving families vouchers to relocate.
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