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, 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 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.
By Sarah Varney, Jason Kane
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…
By Sarah Varney, Jason Kane
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.
By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News
A new crop of young people are falling off their parents’ insurance plans when they turn 26 — the age when the Affordable Care Act stipulates that children must leave family policies.
By John Upton, Climate Central, Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News
From Puget Sound to Disneyland and east over the Rockies, Americans have coughed and wheezed, rushed to emergency rooms and shut themselves indoors this year as pollution from wildfires darkened skies and rained soot across the landscape.
By Fred Schulte and Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health News
Spending on urine screens and related genetic tests quadrupled from 2011 to 2014 to an estimated $8.5 billion a year — more than the entire budget of the Environmental Protection Agency. The federal government paid providers more to conduct urine…
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