A program designed to address the shortage of doctors in rural and poor urban areas could be in peril unless Congress acts.
States are being asked to collect data on the deaths of pregnant women and new mothers to determine how to reduce maternal mortality rates.
New hepatitis C drugs boast cure rates of at least 95 percent. But states are restricting their use for Medicaid patients and prisoners because the cost is so high.
Dozens of rural hospitals have closed in recent years, prompting others to form alliances.
More states are stepping in to cushion the financial pain for patients who need medicine that can cost up to hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.
Property owners in Dallas County, Texas, paid more than $467 million in taxes last year to Parkland Health and Hospital System, the county’s only public hospital, to provide medical care to the poor and uninsured. If Texas had expanded Medicaid, that amount would have been lower.
The health law temporarily paid doctors more to handle the expected influx of patients when states expanded their Medicaid programs and some states are continuing that program because they find it has helped attract providers to the program.
A new Utah law allowing children conceived via sperm donation to see the medical histories of their fathers is seen as an exception to otherwise light regulation of assisted reproductive technology in states.
The number of osteopathic doctors is increasing sharply, helping to meet the demand for primary care.
Six states allow these counselors
Vermont plays the maverick again in trying to be the first state to implement a single-payer health care system.
Automatically renewing your Obamacare policy could cost you thousands.
With a climate especially bad for asthmatics, Missouri has been a pioneer in fighting the disease.
In states that agreed to expand Medicaid, about 3 million people who have those conditions are now eligible for coverage, however the 24 states that refused the Medicaid expansion have nearly millions with severe mental illness without insurance.
As modern technology has ushered in more convenience and flexibility for users, it has also burdened victims with one worry: Identity theft.
Medicaid waivers, as cumbersome as they are to achieve, present a path to coverage expansion and innovation in Medicaid in the states — though only a handful have or are seeking them.
Despite the name of the new health care law, anti-poverty agencies nationwide fear that the poor will continue to struggle to find affordable health insurance coverage.
With the health law bringing newly insured consumers as of Jan. 1, experts wonder whether some will have trouble gaining access to timely treatment.
The most successful exchanges kept things simple, amply tested systems
Provisions in the fine print of the Affordable Care Act could prevent some children from receiving dental coverage.