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.
The Senate is expected to move forward with a five-year extension of the State Children's Health Insurance Program, which covers 6 million low-income children nationwide. Health correspondent Susan Dentzer provides an update on those efforts.
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.
Although New Orleans' new trauma center is considered an improvement over pre-Hurricane Katrina care, much of the city's health care system is still experiencing widespread problems. The NewsHour looks at the system as a whole in the second of a…
Wal-Mart and the Service Employees International Union have become the latest in a series of unlikely alliances calling for broader and more affordable coverage. Business experts discuss efforts to fix health care.
President Bush outlined new health care initiatives in his State of the Union address Tuesday, including creating new tax deductions on health insurance and giving states more flexibility in using federal funds. Two health care experts discuss the president's plan.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed a universal health care program that would extend coverage to the state's uninsured population. A California health official and NewsHour correspondent Susan Dentzer discuss the implications of the proposed plan.
Support Provided By: Learn more
Educate your inbox
Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.