Medicare Fails To Recover Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars In Lab Overcharges

Genetic testing firms declare bankruptcy and wipe out debt to the federal government.

Podcast: 'What The Health?' Farewell, Individual Mandate

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss health issues in the emerging tax bill, including the likely repeal of fines for those who fail to obtain health insurance. They also talk about the end of “open enrollment” for 2018 individual health insurance coverage.

Good Deals For Some, Sticker Shock For Others As ACA Enrollment Winds Down

In Tennessee, an Obamacare consumer saw her rate go from $750 to just $5 a month. But a man in Maryland had to buy a less comprehensive plan to keep his costs under $1,000 a month. Income and geography determine prices for health insurance in the fifth year of Affordable Care Act coverage.

Listen: Collins Plays Let’s Make A Deal On ACA Mandate Repeal

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) says she will vote for the GOP tax bill even though it repeals the ACA's  mandate that everyone buy insurance. She's gotten trade offs that she says will stabilize the market, but not everyone agrees they will offset the damage of losing the mandate.

Good Friends Might Be Your Best Brain Booster As You Age

SuperAgers, men and women over age 80 with extraordinary memories, share a commitment to sustaining friendships.

Special Coverage

Special Report: Baltimore's Other Divide

Months of reporting and rich hospital data portray life in the worst asthma hot spot in one of the worst asthma cities: Baltimore. The medical system knows how to help. But there’s no money in it.

Liquid Gold

Pain doctors soak up profits by screening urine for drugs.

Open Enrollment

In most states, open enrollment for the federal health law’s marketplace ends Dec. 15.

The Orphan Drug Machine

Drugmakers rush into the marketplace with rare disease treatments. What's the impact on prescription costs?

Hospice Patients Abandoned

Hospice agencies promise to be available around the clock to help patients die at home. But a KHN investigation shows that in an alarming number of cases, that promise is broken.

Meet The Medicaid Nation

Those relying on the government safety net are grandmothers, the kid next door, your supermarket cashier — maybe even you.

Repeal & Replace Watch

Navigating Aging

Judith Graham's column focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care.

Diagnosis: Unprepared

As the senior population grows, many hospitals are ill-equipped to address their unique needs.

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Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Farewell, Individual Mandate

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‘Open Secret?’

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