The number of people without health insurance in the United States fell last year for the first time since the beginning of the Bush administration, according to a report released by the Census Bureau Tuesday on poverty, income and health…
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael O. Leavitt spoke to Susan Dentzer about Electronic Health Records.
Susan Dentzer reports on the "green houses" project, which seeks to reinvent traditional nursing home care and create close-knit communities of patients and caregivers. Some observers, however, question the homes' financial feasibility.
President Bush vetoed a bill Wednesday that aimed to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP, by $35 billion. Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., and Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., examine the president's decision and the next steps for the…
The Census Bureau reported Tuesday that 47 million Americans had no health insurance in 2006, an increase of more than 2 million from the previous year. Health correspondent Susan Dentzer discusses the growing problem.
Lawmakers and President Bush have been at odds over funding for the State Children's Health Insurance Program, which is set to expire this year. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt and GOP Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty debate the matter.
Congress is expected in the coming months to debate renewing a children's health insurance program for low-income children. The NewsHour looks at the fight to preserve the program.
By PBS NewsHour
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.
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.
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