More people struggle with alcohol or drugs than have cancer, and 1 in 5 Americans binge drink. It all costs the nation $420 billion a year. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says we know how to help.
More Americans receive mental health treatment in prisons and jails than in hospitals or treatment centers, yet the criminal justice system was never built to handle people with mental illnesses. A judge in Miami-Dade County is trying to prevent those with mental illnesses who have committed minor crimes from ending up in jail.
Gov. Peter Shumlin says the new system will treat health care as a right and be a huge jobs creator.
Why do seniors receive Medicare benefits totaling more than twice what they pay in to the system?
A health policy analyst and physician says doctors are under pressure to ration care.
House Republican Leader John Boehner has said that his party will repeal the new health care law if the GOP gains a congressional majority in November.